Auburn Beats UK In Regional Final


Kansas City, Mo. On Friday, Kentucky head coach John Calipari said Auburn was playing about as well as anyone in the country. He was right as the Tigers beat UK to advance to its’ first ever Final Four by a final score of
77-71.
In the first half, the Wildcats jumped out to a quick lead and it got to double digits at the 12:13 mark in the first half. Auburn started to catch fire late in the half and cut the lead to 2 with just under a minute to go. The first half score was 35-30 and Kentucky was led in scoring in the first half by PJ Washington who came off the bench and had 15 points on 5-8 shooting.
In the second half, Auburn gained its’ first lead of the game on a three pointer by Bryce Brown which made the score 40-37. Auburn started the second half on a 10-2 run. The rest of the game went back and forth. UK regained the lead just a couple of minutes later to make it 45-44 on an alley oop dunk by PJ Washington. Half way through the second half, Auburn had a 1 point lead 49-48. With 8 minutes to go, the Tigers led 54-50. At the 5 minute mark, the Tigers maintained a slim 2 point lead.
Kentucky retook the lead with a minute to go on a PJ Washington hook shot to make it 60-58. An Auburn layup tied it at 60 as the game went to overtime after both Kentucky and Auburn had shots for the win.
In the overtime, Auburn had a 6 point lead with 1:37 left and the Cats couldn’t overcome it.



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