NBA legend and former Auburn star Charles Barkley wasn’t afraid to indicate some emotion as his alma mater fell out of the NCAA Match with a 63-62 loss to No. 1 seed Virginia within the Last 4 on Saturday.
The loss got here after a controversial foul name within the ultimate seconds of the sport when fifth-seeded Auburn was up by two and had an opportunity of creating it to the title recreation. Cavaliers guard Kyle Man was fouled by Samir Doughty whereas taking pictures a 3-pointer, although, and Man went on to sink all three of his makes an attempt.
Saturday’s recreation despatched Virginia to the title recreation however left many reacting to the wild ending.
Barkley was in attendance and appeared on CBS’ postgame present, giving followers his quick response to the loss. Whereas he admitted he needed to “cry proper now,” he gave credit score to Virginia for enjoying a great, aggressive recreation. He additionally revealed that he agreed with the officers’ name, although many disagreed with it.
Gene Steratore: “I feel as we watch this in reside motion, it didn’t soar off the display.”
Charles Barkley: “Man, I wanna cry proper now.” pic.twitter.com/GQAzfLzkJP
— CBS Sports activities (@CBSSports) April 7, 2019
“I wish to say this: It might need been a great name. You possibly can’t put your self in that state of affairs. Give the child from Virginia nice braveness to make all three of these free throws, however I feel it was a foul,” Barkley mentioned, per AL.com. “It’s terribly deflating for the entire Auburn followers and all these children, and even for me as a fan and commentator watching the sport in that method. However primarily based on what the rule says and the way the officers have been requested to name the sport, it needed to be referred to as.It’s irritating, as a result of we’re so near the championship recreation.”
He added: “Man, my guys performed as onerous as they may. They acquired down double digits, acquired the lead. It was only a robust loss, man. It harm. That basically harm.”
Check out a few of Barkley’s response caught on digital camera as he watched the ultimate seconds from behind the basket:
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 7, 2019
Agony for Auburn and Charles Barkley. pic.twitter.com/q4biAlCc4L
— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) April 7, 2019
Charles Barkley’s response to the foul name: pic.twitter.com/IIZUobbnjE
— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) April 7, 201