Auburn had a chance for one of the biggest upsets of the year. (Well, one of the biggest upsets of the night, considering Syracuse lost to Boston College.) At 4-8 in SEC play, the Tigers had No. 2 Florida on the ropes,
With Auburn down 66-65 and 20 seconds left in the game, Chris Denson drew a foul on Will Yeguete putting him at the line with a chance to take the lead.
He hit the first. Then things got weird.
a) He missed the second free throw, giving Florida the ball in a tie game.
b) Auburn DECIDES TO FOUL
IN A TIE GAME:
But it's certainly unconventional.
Interestingly, Tony Barbee is very much on the hot seat.
c) Patric Young hits both free throws.
d) This inbounds play:
That's a pass from Allen Payne to K.T. Harrell, who... wasn't looking? Even though he was seemingly the only option on the play?
Anyway, Auburn lost 71-66. This, apparently, was expected.
Mother of God— College and Magnolia (@CollegeAndMag) February 20, 2014
This is the worst end-of-game collapse you're ever going to see. #Auburn— SB Nation CBB (@SBNationCBB) February 20, 2014
So, basically, this was the opposite of Auburn football.
That was as Auburn basketball as Auburn basketball gets.— College and Magnolia (@CollegeAndMag) February 20, 2014