Auburn Wins Greatest Game in Program History to Advance to Final Four

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Auburn Wins Greatest Game in Program History to Advance to Final Four

After 113 years of wandering in the wilderness the Auburn Tigers are going to the Final Four. And the Tigers did it with yet another win over one of basketball’s royalty: Auburn 77, Kentucky 71. No one, I mean no one thought they could do it except the coach who instilled a contagious confidence in this team.

The Tigers last regular loss came in Lexington after which Bruce Pearl built a fire under this team that almost seems indistinguishable. Looking back that had to be the turning point that has produced this magical post season run. Players at the time said their coach gave them a post game talk that made them believe they could do it. And nothing has been the same since.

After being down at the half 35-30 the Tigers rallied to beat the Wildcats in overtime and win the Midwest Regional Championship. The victory also achieved another milestone by notching Auburn’s first 30 win season in the history of the program. And they did it with the Tigers’ best player, Chuma Okeke, sitting behind the bench in a wheel chair.

For most of the game the three pointers were not falling like they had running up to the the region final. However, it didn’t matter as the Tigers made up for it with an inside game and clutch baskets at the foul line. Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology (Praeger Security International) and Bryce Brown led the charge combining for 50 points. Both made the All-Region Team with Harper being named the Region MVP.

No one can deny they deserve to play in Minneapolis. The Tigers beat the three winnigest programs in history to earn the right. Kansas, North Carolina, and Kentucky own a combined 17 national championships.

They were all classic games but advancing to the Final Four against Kentucky had to be the best. In fact, Charles Barkley’s opined that it was the, “Greatest game in Auburn basketball history.”

I’m sure most Auburn fans would agree that it was the greatest game in history. However this season isn’t over yet. There’s two more games ahead that may, just may eclipse this regional final. For now though lets just enjoy this one, because it sure feels, “Great to be an Auburn Tiger!”

War Eagle and beat…


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