Texas A&M Eliminates Auburn in the SEC Tournament
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The Auburn quarterback sent out the call in the second half. “Everybody watch the end of the Auburn bball game,” Kiehl Frazier tweeted.
Something was up, to be sure, but the basketball Tigers couldn’t find a happy ending to its difficult season. Down by 3 with seven minutes left, Texas A&M bounced Auburn out of the SEC Tournament with a 71-62 first-round victory late into a Wednesday night in Bridgestone Arena.
Auburn ended its season with a 9-23 record after a game of hot streaks, cold stretches and a comeback that saw the Tigers tied with 11 minutes remaining, within 3 four minutes later and still within striking range down 58-53 with 2 minutes left and again at 62-57 with 54 seconds remaining.
It was a 4-point deficit with 33 seconds left.
Texas A&M improved to 18-14 and advanced to a Thursday tournament game against Missouri, which received a first-round bye. The Tigers headed back home.
The game started with promise for the Tigers. Auburn scored 13 points in the first four minutes. But Texas A&M was with the Tigers every step of the way, tying the score within a minute and scoring 14 straight as Auburn lost its outside shot.
A late Auburn surge cut A&M’s halftime advantage to 34-27. The Tigers opened the second half with another nice run, stretching their hot streak into a 13-2 run to cut A&M’s lead to 36-34. A minute later, the Aggies were up 41-34.
Courtesy: AU Media