LSU opening tip: Auburn at LSU in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Thursday at 6 p.m. _lowres

LSU head coach Johnny Jones watches the shot clock during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State won 73-67. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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Advocate sportswriter Sheldon Mickles provides news and notes before Thursday's Auburn at LSU men's basketball game from the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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