Watch: Auburn's Anfernee McLemore had incredible putback dunk
Auburn did its best to hang around in the first half of Sunday’s Elite Eight game against Kentucky, and junior Anfernee McLemore helped keep things close with one of the most athletic plays we’ve seen in the NCAA tournament thus far. With the Wildcats leading 32-28 and less than a minute remaining in the first half, Auburn point guard Jared Harper drove to the basket and missed a layup. Fortunately, McLemore was trailing the play and was somehow able to come up with a huge putback dunk. Anfernee McLemore with the BIG putback to cut the Kentucky lead to 2! #MarchMadness | #Elite 8 pic.twitter.
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Auburn fans prematurely gathered at Toomer ' s Corner on campus to celebrate a Final Four win over Virginia, but were disappointed moments later. Fans rolled the intersection of College Street and Magnolia Avenue's famous oak trees with toilet paper when the team clinched spots in the Sweet 16
Auburn fans prematurely gathered at Toomer's Corner on campus to celebrate a Final Four win over Virginia, but were disappointed moments later.
Fans rolled the intersection of College Street and Magnolia Avenue's famous oak trees with toilet paper when the team clinched spots in the Sweet 16, the Elite Eight and Final Four.
Tiger supporters started rolling trees and gathering for another round of revelry beforewith 0.6 seconds left. Down two, Guy went to the line for three free throws and made them all. Virginia held off the comeback for a 63–62 win and clinched a spot in the national championship for the first time in school history.
Charles Barkley cries tears of joy as Auburn makes first ever Final Four
It’s a special day for Auburn University, and that naturally led to an emotional moment from one of the school’s most famous alumni. Despite missing one of its most important players in Chuma Okeke, Auburn stunned Kentucky 77-71 in the Elite Eight to reach the first Final Four in program history. In the immediate aftermath of the victory, Auburn alumnus Charles Barkley was emotional. Enjoy it, Charles. pic.twitter.com/ZyNq4Lpbcm— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 31, 2019 Initially trying to hold back a smile, Barkley accepted a congratulations from co-host Kenny Smith.
It’s the first time Auburn has advanced to the Final Four . Here’s the scene at Toomer ’ s Corner According to the Auburn Athletics Department, the tradition of decorating Toomer ’ s Corner began when employees of the drug store would throw ticket tape to celebrate news of an Auburn football
Auburn fans thought the team was heading to the NCAA Tournament title game. by Tyler Savitsky. Kyle Guy drained all three foul shots to take the lead and eventual win in Minneapolis. Students at Toomer ' s Corner in Auburn , Alabama, did not wait until the final whistle to get its celebration
Auburn fans thought they had won it ... ????— ESPN (@espn)
Omg everyone thought Auburn won. Trees were rolled. And now it’s awkward— Grace Remington (@Grace_Remi)
These Auburn fans at a bar in Birmingham celebrated before they realized a foul was called on Kyle Guy ????
(via— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) )
They thought Auburn won ????
(via— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) )
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Auburn point guard Jared Harper to leave school, enter draft.
AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn point guard Jared Harper says he will leave school at the end of the spring semester to enter the NBA Draft.Harper helped lead the Tigers to their first Final Four appearance before a 63-62 loss to eventual national champion Virginia Saturday. He said Tuesday he plans to sign with an agent. The 5-foot-11 junior ranks fifth in Auburn history in career assists, including a school-record 231 last season while averaging 15.3 points a game. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl says Harper came to Auburn "on a promise that together we could help make Auburn basketball relevant.