Gabriel leads Auburn past LSU 60-51

Kenny Gabriel had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Auburn erased a 15-point second-half deficit to close out its regular season with a 60-51 victory over LSU on Saturday night.

Earnest Ross had 16 points and 10 rebounds, scoring six points during a pivotal 23-4 run that put Auburn (11-19, 4-12 SEC) in the lead for good with 5:51 to go.

Storm Warren had 14 points for LSU (11-20, 3-13), which scored only nine points in the final 13:29 of the game on its way to losing 13 of 14 games to close the regular season.

Auburn, meanwhile, finished the season with two straight wins, including a comeback from 20 points down against Mississippi last Wednesday.