LSU basketball hosts No. 10 Kentucky

LSU Men's Basketball to host No. 10 Kentucky in the PMAC. (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Boot Up! The LSU Tigers are looking to move back into a tie in the Southeastern Conference when they host No. 10 Kentucky Tuesday, Feb. 18 inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Tipoff is set to start at 8 p.m. Fans can watch the game on ESPN.

LSU officials are urging fans to arrive early and purchase tickets ahead of the game due to a limited number of tickets available.

The Tigers are 18-7 and 9-3 in the SEC, tied with Auburn at 9-3 and one game back of the league leader at 10-2, Kentucky. Over the weekend the Wildcats railed back to win 67-62 decision over Ole Miss, Saturday, Feb. 15 in Rupp Arena. LSU fell 88-82 at Alabama and Auburn lost at Missouri. Auburn plays Wednesday night at Georgia.

LSU has won seven straight games in the PMAC and all three teams, LSU, Kentucky, Auburn – are 6-0 in home SEC games this year. Auburn and LSU are 3-3 in the league on the road and Kentucky are 4-2.

Skylar Mays has led the Tigers of late scoring 20-plus points in the last three games, equaling the stretch of former Tiger Tremont Waters two seasons ago when at this same time of the year the then-freshman point guard topped 20 in three consecutive contests. LSU had four players in double figures in the loss at Alabama with Emmitt Williams getting a 13-10 double for his seventh of the season.

LSU rallied from 18 down to cut the margin to just one in the final two minutes before Alabama hit two three-pointers to win the game.

The Tigers will hit the road after the Tuesday game and will face South Carolina on Saturday at 5 p.m. in Columbia, South Carolina.

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