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28-9, 4th in SEC
UNC vs. Auburn could light up the scoreboard (1:03)

Courtside: NCAA Tournament Weekend 1 Breakdown

Seth Greenberg, Dan Dakich and Chris Cotter share their reactions from the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, including close calls for Duke (2:09) and Kentucky (15:56) as well as the revelation of bracket busters in Auburn (18:20) and Oregon (22:36).

Bilas, Williams impressed by Auburn in NCAA tournament (1:35)

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

BPI favorites were 8-0 in the round of 32 on Saturday despite LSU and Auburn having less than a 55% chance to win. On Sunday there could be less drama as Texas Tech, who has a 71% chance to beat Buffalo, is the most vulnerable favorite per espn.com/bpi .

Pearl: Auburn 'bought in' to winning championship (1:04)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Final score: Auburn 89, Kansas 75. Auburn is heading back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003; Bruce Pearl for the first time since 2010. Bryce Brown and Jared Harper combined for 43 points and Auburn tallied 34 points in transition, 26 more than Kansas.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Auburn leads by 25 points with 11 minutes remaining. Kansas' largest ever margin of defeat in an NCAA Tournament game is 18, in the 1940 National Championship Game, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The coach was Phog Allen.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jared Harper hit a floater in the final seconds of the first half to put Auburn up 51-25 on Kansas. Yes, 51-25 — the largest deficit in Kansas' NCAA Tournament history. Harper and Bryce Brown combined for 31 points on 11 of 16 shooting. Dedric Lawson went just 1 of 7 for the Jayhawks.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryce Brown has made all four of his 3-point attempts and Auburn is running all over Kansas, leading by 14 within the first seven minutes.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas is relatively young and inexperienced. Yesterday, all five of their starters made their first NCAA Tournament appearance. Bill Self was asked if he has more gray hairs because he has to do more coaching. He smiled. "I'm not going to say I haven't purchased Just For Men in the last few months."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas big man Dedric Lawson described Auburn as an athletic team that relies heavily on 3s, whereas Kansas' offense plays more inside out. "We're more like an old-school team."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl liked the way his team responded after nearly blowing a 7-point lead against New Mexico State in the final minute. "We weren't very happy. We were accountable for the fact that we had a meltdown."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Auburn's Anfernee McLemore, on the approach against Kansas: "We're gonna let it fly, all day." He said Dedric Lawson is "probably going to be a problem," but thinks Auburn can force turnovers and expose Kansas in transition.

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NMSU passes up tying layup, falls short in thriller

New Mexico State suffered a painful, one-point loss to Auburn on Thursday in which guard A.J. Harris passed up a tying layup in the closing seconds and dished it off for a potential game-winning 3.

Pearl: NM State 'quickest team we've seen all year' (1:10)

Missed FTs, late pass cost NMex St in 78-77 loss to Auburn

After a teammate passed up an open layup that could have tied the game, New Mexico State's Terrell Brown was fouled behind the arc and missed two of three free throws as the Aggies dropped a 78-77 heartbreaker Thursday to fifth-seeded Auburn in the...

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

A crazy finish to Auburn (-6)-New Mexico State, as Tigers hold on to win 78-77. Game goes OVER total of 145.5. Underdogs are now 3-0 ATS on the day.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Terrell Brown, fouled while attempting a 3, saw the game-tying free throw go in and out with 1.1 seconds left, but his team got another chance after Auburn lost the rebound out of bounds. Trevelin Queen then got a clean look from the corner, but air-balled his shot. Auburn holds on, but a great effort by New Mexico State. What a finish.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

New Mexico State will not go away. Malik Dunbar hit a quick 3 at the corner to pull them within 1 once again, with 6.8 seconds left.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

New Mexico State forced back-to-back turnovers and got a huge 3 from Trevelin Queen to pull within 1 with 15 seconds left. Packed house here is stunned.

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.7
Rebounds Per Game34.0
Assists Per Game14.4
Points Allowed68.7101st

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record12-8
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances8