MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Sunday, fans showed up to the Montgomery Regional Airport to welcome back the Auburn Men’s Basketball team.
The team arrived shortly after 9 p.m. and was welcomed back to tons of “War Eagles.” The players returned the warm reception by greeting the fans along the fences, thanking them for their support.
“Auburn is going to the Final Four,” said Auburn men’s head basketball coach Bruce Pearl. “We are humbled, we are blessed, we give God all the glory and just gotta trust Him.”
Friday, the Tigers defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Sweet 16 to advance to their first Elite 8 since 1986. Sunday, they made even more history advancing to the first Final Four in school history after they defeated Kentucky 77-71 in overtime.
The Auburn Tigers will take on Virginia Saturday in Minneapolis.