Sunday the Auburn Tigers defeated the Kentucky Wildcats in the Elite 8 to advance to the Final Four for the first time school history. We break down the top ten best moments inside their victory here.
The last time the Auburn Tigers played Kentucky they lost by 27 points. That was February 23rd and they haven’t lost since. A lot has happened since February 23rd. The Tigers went on to win the SEC Tournament Championship, entered the NCAA Tournament as a 5 seed, defeated Kansas, North Carolina, and Kentucky all within 8 days, achieved their first ever 30 win season, and they have advanced to the Final Four.
Saturday’s game was emotional for a multitude of reasons. Getting in foul trouble early, the Tigers came out in the second half playing lights out and sealed their victory in a dominant overtime performance.
At halftime senior Bryce Brown told himself that he wasn’t ready for his Auburn career to end.
And it didn’t.
The Tigers defeated Kentucky 77-71. Here is a look at ten of the greatest moments from the most historic win in Auburn basketball history.
Malik Dunbar enters pregame warmups wearing Chuma Okeke’s jersey.
Chuma Okeke exited the North Carolina game (Sweet 16) with a torn ACL, he will be undergoing surgery with Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday.
Anfernee McLemore’s blocked shot ends Kentucky’s chances to win and sets up free throws for Jared Harper at the line.
Malik Dunbar DENIES Keldon Johnson, stands over him like Muhammad Ali standing over Joe Frazier.
“BRYCE BROWN IS SMOKIN’ HOT!”
Bryce Brown did everything he had to do to make sure his Auburn career did not come to an end on Sunday.
Bruce Pearl has a total come apart behind Tyler Herro, becomes America’s favorite coach.
Jared Harper scored 12 points in overtime and completely dominated while playing 1 on 5.
Bruce Pearl’s distaste for the officials, this video of Bruce has been viewed 1,880,000 times as of Monday and has also become a viral meme.
Chuma Okeke began Sunday afternoon watching the game from his hotel room, but by halftime he was ready to reunite with his teammates. His arrival was emotional and viewed by many as the true turning point in the game.
“ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN MARCH!”
“The greatest day in Auburn basketball history”-Charles Barkley.
Nobody is even going to try to dispute that Chuck.
See you all in Minneapolis, War Eagle!