Auburn wins SEC Championship—now undefeated at home

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SEC Champions! (Auburn Tigers)

Auburn men’s basketball team has won the SEC’s regular-season championship. Read more to find out how they did this and what’s next for the Tigers.

About the game

Jabari
Jabari scored the most points this game, racking up a total of 21 points. (Auburn Tigers)

On Saturday, March, 5, the Auburn men’s basketball team crushed South Carolina 82-71, claiming the SEC’s 2021-2022 regular-season championship.

If you watched the game, then you probably know how thrilling it was watching Auburn keep South Carolina at arms reach.

Did you notice that the Tigers had four scorers reach double figures? Check out who racked up double-digit points:

  • Jabari Smith (AKA Freshman of the Year): 21 points
  • KD Johnson: 17 points
  • Walker Kessler: 11 points
  • Wendell Green: 10 points

Auburn excitingly led 48-40 at halftime and stayed ahead for the remainder of the game.

Auburn finished this season 27-4 overall and 15-3 in the SEC and went undefeated at home. This recent defeat made the Tigers the No. 1 seed in this tournament.

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What’s next for the Tigers?

Catch the Tigers’ next game at the SEC Tournament opening on March 11 in Tampa, Florida. They’ll be up against the winner of Thursday’s game between Texas A&M and the University of Florida. Have your brackets ready, because March Madness has begun!

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War Eagle!

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