Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH-- Montverde's Ben Simmons, 20, runs past Helen Cox's Marlain Veal, 5, during the Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic at the Alario Center in Westwego on Thursday, January 8, 2015.

LSU men's basketball lost its second-straight Southeastern Conference game Wednesday. And it was another loss against a seemingly inferior opponent.

After the most recent defeat -- an 81-77 setback against Auburn -- LSU's prized signee Ben Simmons took to Twitter to defend coach Johnny Jones.

After the game, Jones referenced his top two players -- Jordan Mickey and Jarell Martin -- and said the duo lacks an "edge" in their play.

"They don’t play with the edge that they need to throughout," Jones said. "In this game, you have to play and allow the refs to officiate. You have to play smart. That can put us in a bind, because people will go at you a certain way and have some easy scoring opportunities. You can’t save yourself out there. You have to play every second, and you have to be accountable for your plays as well."

The Tigers resume play Saturday at home against Alabama.