LSU clinches share of SEC Title as Auburn defeats Tennessee

The No. 10 LSU basketball team has secured at least a share of the Southeastern Conference Title- and the top seed in the SEC Tournament as Auburn defeated Tennessee 84-80 Saturday afternoon.

As a result, the Tigers can clinch the outright title with a win against Vanderbilt — currently on an 18-game losing streak — Saturday night in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

LSU now has a half-game lead on the Volunteers, who finish conference play 15-3, with a chance to make it a full game if they go 16-2 in SEC play on the year.

If the Tigers lose, worst case scenario would be a split title with Tennessee and potentially Kentucky if the Wildcats defeat Florida tonight.

Still, LSU has a tie-breaker with head-to-head wins against both Tennessee and Kentucky, so the top seed in the league tournament has been secured.

LSU will take on Vanderbilt at 7:30 p.m. in the PMAC without its head coach Will Wade and freshman guard Javonte Smart due to controversy surrounding reports that may indicate Wade offered improper benefits to a third party in order to get Smart to LSU.

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Tyler Nunez is a former Assistant Editor of Tiger Rag. He covered LSU football and basketball and was a graduate of the LSU Manship School of Journalism.

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