Late in Thursday’s game between New Mexico State (12) and Auburn (5), the Aggies tried to intentionally foul to stop the clock, but the refs weren’t having it.
Instead, Auburn ended up turning the ball over, allowing the Aggies to score a three. Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl was absolutely livid on the sideline.
There’s a bit of irony interlaced in all this, however, as Auburn got away with pretty much the exact scenario a few days ago against Florida.
It would seem the basketball gods have a sense of humor.
In the end, Auburn overcame some crazy circumstances at the end and eked out a 78-77 nail-biter of a win to advance.