'Just keep pushing': Auburn focuses on NCAA Tournament after SEC quarterfinal exit

Hope Soto
March 11, 2018

The Tigers shot just 24 percent in the second half and 1-for-14 from three-point range.

Kentucky will advance to the championship game of the tournament on Sunday where it will meet the victor of No. 2 seed Tennessee and No. 6 seed Arkansas.

"Fortunately, he's going to be fine", Johnson said. "So I know what he brings every time to the table". "There shouldn't be any doubt about that".

Along with Auburn and Texas A&M multiple times this season, some of the Crimson Tide's other major wins this season include then-No. The team survived Texas A&M on Thursday, thanks to a stunning buzzer-beater from Collin Sexton. "I feel like everybody counted us out".

Georgia soon could be searching for a new coach along with Ole Miss.

Washington, a hero of Friday's victory over Georgia, drove and dunked emphatically over Alabama's front line to put United Kingdom ahead 25-16. United Kingdom also made 66.7 percent vs. Wake Forest in the 1993 NCAA Tournament, 16 of 24. Providence, seeking its fifth straight NCAA Tournament berth, has beaten Xavier twice and Villanova once this season and chalked up its fifth Quadrant 1 triumph.

"It was their third game in three days", Kentucky coach John Calipari said.

"I wouldn't say that", said Quade Green, Kentucky's freshman point guard.

"[Calipari] definitely challenged me", Gabriel said, "and I just stepped up".

However, Kentucky's double-bye is proving to be the difference right now, as the Wildcats look slightly more energetic than the banged-up Crimson Tide.

"One of the things I talked to the team about - and we'll see where our draw's going to be - but let's say we're in the 4, 5 area", Pearl said after Friday's game. "It's nuts in our profession".

"He breeds confidence in our team", Johnson said.

"When he's on", said Johnson Jr., "there's nobody in the country who can stop him". "I used understandable English".

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From just about the first dribble of the college basketball season onward, Trae Young was America's star point guard.

Tyree Crump led the Bulldogs (18-15) with 17 points.

We give his Wildcats an 83.34% chance of making the Tournament, and we project them as a 4 seed at this time. "Losing today doesn't take any of the shine off of what this team accomplished".

"We just weren't able to build on it by winning three games and winning our next championship".

Of the Crimson Tide's 30 games that accepted bets, 20 have finished under the O/U total.

The 6-foot-10 Hall, an SEC All-Defensive Team selection, is second on Alabama in scoring (10.9 points per game), leads the Tide in rebounding (6.8 per game) and entered Saturday fourth in the SEC in blocks (2.1 per game).

Gabriel also tied his career high for blocked shots with three rejections.

SC needs to work on its free-throw defense against the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. The Wildcats had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (52.6 vs. 27.3) and had a better free throw rate (0.328 vs. 0.236).

PJ Washington continued his steady play, assembling 14 points and a game-high eight rebounds.

Tennessee struggled to put away Mississippi State at the end, missing a slew of free throws. "That's the big key".

On Friday, the Tide didn't just beat Auburn, 81-63, sending home the tournament's top seed and the victor of the conference's regular season championship.

A No. 2 seed is nearly certainly off the table given that the Tigers don't have another chance to play before Selection Sunday, and a 5-seed probably can't be ruled out since the ACC, Big East and Pac-12 conference tournaments, among others, won't be decided until later Saturday and the SEC Tournament won't finish until Sunday.

Georgia's Yante Maten, The Associated Press SEC player of the year, was held to nine points on 2 of 10 shooting.

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