From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
MINNEAPOLIS – It was a heartbreaker for Auburn as three free throws, with .6 seconds on the clock, by Virginia’s Kyle Guy ended their season one game away from the national championship as the Cavaliers won the game 63-62.
This last second upset for Auburn came after a tremendous comeback after the Tigers, who were trailing by 10 with 5:20 left in the game, went on a tear scoring 14 unanswered points.
Guy turned things around for Virginia with 8 seconds left by nailing a 3-pointer and narrowing the Auburn lead 61-60.
Jared Harper made one of two free throws to give the Tigers an extra point of breathing room.
Guy got the chance at the game winning free throws because of a foul being called on Samir Doughty in the last second.
Anfernee McLemore scored nine points and led Auburn with 12 rebounds. Samir Doughty topped the Tigers with 13 points, adding five rebounds.
Bryce Brown scored 12 and Jared Harper added 11.
Auburn closes out their season with a 30-10 record. They also can boast an SEC Tournament championship, the first trip to the Final Four in the school’s history and a program that is in ascendancy.
Auburn ends a remarkable season with a 30-10 record, an SEC Tournament championship and the program’s first trip to the Final Four.