Untimely celebrations are nothing new to varsity sports activities. There have been early courtroom stormings and untimely Gatorade baths — simply take a look at LSU soccer coach Ed Orgeron this past season — however untimely tree rolling could also be a primary.
Auburn and Virginia had been locked in a nailbiter in Saturday’s Last 4. The Tigers held a two-point lead within the waning seconds, a part of a 12-Zero run that noticed them overcome a 10-point deficit within the remaining minutes of the sport. Then, Virginia’s Kyle Man appeared to overlook a 3-pointer on the buzzer. And when the horn sounded with the scoreboard studying “Auburn 62, Virginia 60,” Auburn followers did what they usually do after large wins: They started rolling the timber on Toomer’s Nook.
This is the scene from Auburn, from a number of angles:
Auburn followers thought that they had gained it … ? pic.twitter.com/CPpnEq1Sh7
— ESPN (@espn) April 7, 2019
Omg everybody thought Auburn gained. Timber had been rolled. And now it’s awkward pic.twitter.com/xMoGUG28XG
— Grace Remington (@Grace_Remi) April 7, 2019
A ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTION
Watch Toomer’s Nook go from celebration of the century to “mass unhappiness,” as one fan referred to as it pic.twitter.com/z3SiHlBoB5
— Grace Remington WVTM (@GraceWVTM13) April 7, 2019
Auburn followers roll Toomer’s Nook and chant S-E-C, not having realized they referred to as a foul and Virginia gained the sport ? pic.twitter.com/l4L2WlpbxK
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) April 7, 2019
Pretty evening in Auburn, Ala., proper? The factor is, missed in the entire pleasure was the actual fact Samir Doughty fouled Man, giving the latter three pictures to probably win the sport. He did simply that, hitting all three and giving Virginia a 63-62 win over Auburn.
Whereas their evening might have been ruined, Auburn followers can discover a silver lining within the truth their program did make it to its first Last 4 — the primary crew from the state of Alabama to take action. That, and the actual fact the Tigers are certainly higher at basketball than the Crimson Tide.