2:26 p.m.: Danjel Purifoy picks up where he left off in the Sweet 16, with another 3, but the Tigers have hit just 1-of-7 shots to start. Kentucky leads 9-3.Auburn gonna live and die by the 3. Early on … looking like a quick death.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 31, 20192:21 p.m.: Auburn controls the tip, and Bryce Brown misses a 3 on the first possession.2:15 p.m.: Chuma Okeke will miss today’s game with a torn ACL, but his teammates won’t let you forget about him.This is what being a teammate is all about.Malik Dunbar wears Chuma Okeke’s jersey for warmups. pic.twitter.com/DB4k4WGlZ4— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 31, 2019 MORE: Watch college basketball live with fuboTV (7-day trial)Auburn was held to just seven 3s the entire game, battled foul trouble from the onset and was without Chuma Okeke, but forced 14 Wildcat turnovers on 10 steals. Kentucky’s PJ Washington finished with a game-high 28 points and 13 rebounds in a losing effort. With the win, Auburn knocked off the three winningest programs in NCAA history (Kansas, North Carolina, Kentucky) in three consecutive games.The Tigers play No. 1 Virginia — an 80-75 winner over Purdue on Saturday — in Saturday’s Final Four.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights as Auburn met Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight. Check out the updates below.SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQLive NCAA bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV scheduleKentucky vs. Auburn: Live score, highlights(All times Eastern.)4:50 p.m.: Harper secures a rebound, and Auburn is headed to its first-ever Final Four. Tigers win 77-71.An unforgettable moment for Chuma Okeke. pic.twitter.com/RS0Dt2TmV8— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 31, 20194:48 p.m.: Harper continues to ice this game at the free throw line. He’s 11-of-11. Auburn leads by six with 9.1 seconds.4:40 p.m.: Kentucky begins fouling Auburn down by six with 48.4 seconds left.4:35 p.m.: Two quick buckets from Auburn’s Anfernee McLemore, and the Tigers have their largest lead (6) of the night with 1:45 remaining.Anfernee McLemore gets the ROLL! 😯 #MarchMadness | #Elite8 pic.twitter.com/aoXCm6smlN— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20194:31 p.m.: Jared Harper and Auburn strike first. Then Bryce Brown gets a steal and is fouled. Harper scores on the in-bounds. Four-point Tiger lead.4:26 p.m.: Auburn can’t hit a 3 at the buzzer, and we have bonus basketball! Both teams tied at 60 after 40 minutes.Auburn LOCKS IT DOWN to force OT! 🚫 #MarchMadness | #Elite8 pic.twitter.com/btJedy4Qu9— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20194:23 p.m.: Washington puts Kentucky up by two at the 1:00 mark. He’s up to 24 points and 11 boards.4:20 p.m.: Important moment of game. Auburn has three seconds left on shot clock. Both teams call a timeout with the game tied and 1:25 to go.4:12 p.m.: Twenty-two points now for Washington, and he has his Wildcats tied up with 2:46 left! Bruce Pearl is given a bench warning.PJ Washington makes it a TIE game! 😱 #Elite8 #MarchMadness | @KentuckyMBB pic.twitter.com/fanHiTEsA9— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20194:07 p.m.: Washington hits Kentucky’s third field goal in the last 7:00. Auburn leads by four with 6:00 to play.4:00 p.m.: Shooters shoot. Bryce Brown is 7-of-11 for 22 points, and the Tigers have a 51-48 lead. Brown and Harper have scored 34 of Auburn’s last 40.Make it 22 for Bryce Brown! 🔥 @AuburnMBB up 3! #MarchMadness | #Elite8 pic.twitter.com/L5yeiXIYVr— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20193:49 p.m.: A transition alley-oop to Washington and Kentucky has a one-point lead with 13:00 to go.3:45 p.m.: A huge block from Malik Dunbar, and he refuses to let Kentucky retake the lead.DENIED! 🚫 #MarchMadness | @AuburnMBB pic.twitter.com/z7KYbkrRbd— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20193:41 p.m.: Auburn is a new team this half. A 12-2 run and Chuma Okeke is in the house.Chuma Okeke supporting his @AuburnMBB squad. 🙏 #MarchMadness | #Elite8 pic.twitter.com/M3l5Nk7mbg— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20193:36 p.m.: Bryce Brown cannot be stopped. Two free throws, a steal, and a 3 to give the Tigers a 40-37 lead. Auburn is on a 10-0 run.. @AuburnMBB TAKES THE LEAD! 😱 #MarchMadness | #Elite8 pic.twitter.com/ZhPV78M1na— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20193:32 p.m.: Second half is underway, and Kentucky scores right away.3:09 p.m.: Kentucky heads to the locker room up by five, but considering Auburn trailed by double-digits much of the half, Bruce Pearl has to be happy. PJ Washington leads scorers with 15 points.We’ve got an #Elite8 Cat fight in Kansas City! 🐅 😼Who will earn a spot in the #FinalFour ? #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/0APWMijuUd— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20193:07 p.m.: Holy speed. Jared Harper darts the full distance of the court for a transition layup. Auburn is right back in this thing, trailing by just three with 49.2 seconds in the first.3:02 p.m.: A four-point play by Auburn’s Jared Harper cuts the Kentucky lead to six!FOUR. POINT. PLAY. pic.twitter.com/18q1fHYc57— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 31, 20192:55 p.m.: Washington is fouled, but makes the bucket anyway. He’s the first player to double-digits.2:48 p.m.: Kentucky’s length is really challenging Auburn’s shooters. The Tigers are just 1-of-8 from deep. Wildcats lead 22-13.2:44 p.m.: Three Auburn players already have two personal fouls, each, less than halfway into the half.2:41 p.m.: Nine minutes into the half, and Bryce Brown becomes the first Auburn starter to score, after hitting a free throw.2:35 p.m.: Tyler Herro hits a 3 for the Wildcats, and Kentucky already has a 10-point lead with 11:52 to play in the first.Tyler Herro hits a 👌 and @KentuckyMBB are on a 6-0 run! 👀 #MarchMadness | #Elite8 pic.twitter.com/1BPZNNI0v8— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 20192:29 p.m.: Kentucky’s PJ Washington has entered the game for the first time. It may be the final day of March, but the madness never stops. No. 5 Auburn trailed by as many as 11 points against Kentucky in their Elite Eight game on Sunday, but the Tigers stormed back to defeat 2-seed Kentucky 77-71 in overtime to advance to the program’s first-ever Final Four.Kentucky held a five-point lead at the half, but a resurgent Bryce Brown and Jared Harper spurred an 12-2 run to put the Tiger out front. At one point in the second half, the duo accounted for 34 of Auburn’s last 40 points. The backcourt duo combined for an even 50 points, as Harper was flawless at the line in crunchtime, finishing a perfect 11 of 11 as Kentucky continued to foul at the end of overtime.
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