It barely seems real that the 2021-22 Auburn basketball season is over.
Seems like it was just yesterday that Kentucky fans were claiming that fans only packed the Auburn Arena to see them, of course before Tiger fans packed the building out continuously thereafter and, well, before too.
The #15 seed St. Peter’s Peacocks handled the wily Wildcats (and later Auburn ally Murray State in the Round of 32) but the Miami Hurricanes ravaged the Tigers on Sunday to the tune of a 79-61 rout that was shockingly uncompetitive.
A brilliant 2021-22 season that included the highest of highs, leading to some pretty depressing lows, has concluded.
Auburn basketball stars are now saying their goodbyes to a campaign that had promise but ultimately delivered little when it mattered:
Bryce Brown, of the only Auburn basketball Final Four team in history, gave his salute to an incredible year that didn’t quite live up to the magic of 2019:
2021-22 was a major step forward for Auburn basketball despite its ending
Being #1 for several weeks in January, having an All-American projected top NBA pick, and sweeping Nate Oats’ fraudulent #6 seed Alabama Crimson Tide were all elements of a season that will never be forgotten on the Plains.
Auburn basketball, thank you for the ride. 2022-23 is less than six months away.