Auburn to face Texas A&M in SEC men’s basketball quarterfinals

WSFA Sports Director Rosie Langello joins First at Four. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Mar. 10, 2022 at 4:29 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2022 at 11:00 PM CST
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TAMPA, Fla. (WSFA) - On day two of the SEC men’s basketball tournament in Tampa, Florida, the Auburn Tigers finally found out who they will be facing in the quarterfinals on Friday at 12 p.m. ET.

After the game went to overtime between Florida and Texas A&M, the Aggies pulled out a win with 0.4 seconds left on the clock to advance and face the number one seed in the Auburn Tigers.

Auburn and TAMU played on Feb. 12 of the regular season, where the Tigers won by 17 points. Walker Kessler registered his second triple double during that game.

“I’ve always said in tournaments that the hardest game to win’s the first one, so this will be the hardest one for us to win,” said Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl.

The Tigers held a shoot around at an undisclosed location nearby Amalie Arena on Friday.

Auburn will Texas A&M in the SEC men's basketball quarterfinals. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Vanderbilt beat Alabama in the second round by 82-76 Thursday night.

Vandy was coming off a win against Georgia, a game where Scotty Pippen Jr. led his team with 14 points. He told reporters after that game that Alabama is a beatable team and they wanted to face Alabama. After Thursday’s victory, Pippen said, “It was good to get the win after saying it.”

The Tide won against Vandy on Feb. 22, beating the Dores by two points.

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