Auburn basketball fans react to Tennessee’s fall to Oregon State

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When Auburn basketball was a No. 5 seed in the last NCAA Tournament, they went all the way to the Final Four. On the other hand, 5-seed Tennessee dropped in the very first round, losing 70-56 to 12-seed Oregon State.

The Beavers went up early on in the game and held firmly to the lead throughout both halves. They led by 20 points at most and never fell behind the Volunteers, who got only as close as within 10 points.

Tennessee shot at only 33.3% from the field and went 5-26 from behind the arc. The Oregon State victory marks the first March Madness victory for the team in 39 years.

Needless to say, the No. 5 Tennessee team did not live up to the No. 5 Auburn team, and Tiger fans had a few things to say about it. With Auburn basketball ineligible for the tournament due to the self-imposed post-season ban, fans are left to talk about the rest of the SEC dancing in 2021.

The SEC is not out of the tournament yet and is still being represented by Alabama, LSU, Missouri, in addition to Florida and Arkansas, who won their respective first-round games against Virginia Tech and Colgate today. Missouri, LSU, and Alabama will compete tomorrow in their first-round games.

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