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What Bruce Pearl, Auburn players said after NCAA Tournament loss to Miami

Auburn’s once-promising season, filled with championship aspirations, was derailed in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Second-seeded Auburn fell to Miami, 79-61, on Sunday night in Greenville, S.C., thus ending one of the best seasons in program history. The Tigers were swallowed whole by the Hurricanes’ defense, shooting just 21-of-69 on the night and committing 13 turnovers, while Miami ran Bruce Pearl’s team out of the gym, holding a 30-1 edge on fastbreak points.
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Auburn basketball: Brutal loss caps SEC's March Madness to forget

The hard truths first. If this loss for Auburn wasn’t historically devastating, it’s only because the SEC has provided an embarrassment of riches in that category. Was the Tigers’ 79-61 loss to No. 10 seed Miami worse than Kentucky’s loss to No. 15 seed Saint Peter’s? Nope. Worse than Tennessee’s loss to No. 11 seed Michigan? Arguable. Plenty awful enough? Most definitely.
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College Basketball World Is Stunned By Auburn’s Loss

There have been several upsets in the NCAA Tournament so far. Few, though, are as surprising as Auburn’s loss on Sunday night. The Tigers, the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region, were a popular pick to win the whole thing. Bruce Pearl’s team has a potential No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick and a host of surrounding talent.

Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl pledges support for Ukraine: 'We say never again'

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The last question of Bruce Pearl's press conference Saturday came from an unseen voice on Zoom. Inside BSW Arena, the Auburn basketball coach had spent the last 20 minutes previewing the Tigers' second-round NCAA Tournament game against 10-seed Miami on Sunday (6:45 p.m. CT, truTV). But the last question was regarding Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer pledging $10 to Ukrainian war relief efforts for every 3-pointer made in the NCAA Tournament. She had challenged other coaches to join her.

After a losing season, Auburn basketball recruited a new roster on Zoom. How it landed each player

GREENVILLE, S.C. — In the lobby of Auburn basketball's Neville Arena, assistant coach Steven Pearl was struggling to describe the specific challenges of recruiting players online. In a few days, Auburn would be NCAA Tournament-bound with a reassembled roster. The five vital newcomers were all reeled in via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic that halted in-person recruiting through June 1, 2021.

NCAA carnage sends Alabama, SEC teams home early

Hate the sight of blood. Can’t be around it. If there is blood, then I’m looking away every time. I say all this because watching Alabama’s college basketball teams bleed out all over the country on the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament was about as enjoyable for me as watching the surgery channel. So much blood. So much gore. So much for booking a trip to the Sweet 16.

When the jersey is untucked, KD Johnson is unleashed and Auburn basketball is a Final Four team

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A referee approached K.D. Johnson with a request. Tuck in that shirt. Johnson was cruising early in Auburn basketball's first-round NCAA Tournament game against Jacksonville State on Friday. On the first play of March Madness, coach Bruce Pearl had devised a back-cut play to get Johnson a layup. After an 0-for-14 SEC Tournament...