MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a big send-off for the Auburn Tigers Men’s Basketball team as they head to Minneapolis for the Final Four.
The team flew out from Montgomery Aviation on Selma Highway Wednesday, but before that, fans cheered them on one last time and wished them well.
Head coach Bruce Pearl spoke to the crowd, thanking the fans for their support all season and throughout the tournament and said he hopes the team can bring home the first basketball championship in school history.
Auburn University is also inviting fans who can’t make the trip to Minneapolis to Auburn Arena on Saturday for a Watch Party. University officials say doors open at 3:30 p.m. The watch party is free and open to the public.
The Tigers will take on the Virginia Cavaliers Saturday at 5:09 p.m. That game will be televised on CBS. If the Tigers win that game, they will play in the championship game Monday night against the winner of Texas Tech/Michigan State.