From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Auburn is only two games away from winning it all.
The Tigers made history today securing a trip to the final four, which will be the first for the program.
Jared Harper and Bryce Brown put on a spectacular show putting up a combined 50 points to lead the Tigers.
According to Auburn Athletics, Harper scored 12 of his team-high 26 points in overtime, including a drive down the lane to put Auburn up 70-63. On top of that, Harper was able to complete six consecutive free throws, putting valuable distance between the Tigers and the Wildcats.
Anfernee McLemore stopped the Wildcats by blocking PJ Washington’s shot, a move that gave the victory to Auburn.
Brown put up 24 points for the day, 17 of which came in the second half.
Brown scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half.
Auburn was down by seven at the half, but a 10-0 run turned things around for the Tigers. Brown snagged a pair of 3-pointers within 47 seconds.
Near the end of the regulation play, the Wildcats scored six unanswered points to lead 60-58, but Harper’s layup down the lane tied it at 60-60 with 37 seconds remaining.
Auburn had a chance to win the game during regulation play, but a 3-point attempt by Horace Spencer at the buzzer failed.
Auburn put it all together in overtime, managing to knock out the Wildcats 77-71.
Auburn will play Virginia Saturday in Minneapolis.