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Bruce Pearl Is The Heartbeat Of Auburn's Underdog Final Four Run | Bleacher Report



 Bruce Pearl and his team celebrate Auburn's first Final Four berth.

Bruce Pearl and his team celebrate Auburn's first Final Four berth. Charlie Riedel / Associated Press

Symbolism in the NCAA tournament doesn't get much better than the way Auburn slapped its name on the bracket, revealing that it is indeed headed to a Final Four for the first time in school history.

Performing the honors was Chuma Okeke — the Tigers' most valuable performer two days earlier. But Okeke was in a wheelchair on Sunday after his ACL during the upset over the top-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels. A late arrival for the regional final, he didn't get to the arena until the second half, but his timing delivered inspiration perfectly.

And "better late than never" is a fitting mantra for Auburn as it takes The Tigers rose from the ashes this postseason, beating the then-No.


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