Kansas City, MO (EETV)- With their brother Chuma Okeke sitting on the sideline, Auburn made a historical performance to send them to the Final Four.
"We have confidence in our team", said point guard Jared Harper. "If we do the things that we can do we can beat anyone in the country."
Kentucky controlled the first half as Kentucky's P.J Washington made impact with 15 points. Auburn was unusually cold from three point range going 3-11.
Auburn got into foul trouble as Horace Spencer had three fouls and Malik Dunbar and Austin Wiley both had two.
Despite the early struggles, Auburn trailed 35-30 at halftime with a late push in the last two minutes. Harper led the Tigers with 8 points including a big four point play.
Auburn took their first lead of the game as Bryce Brown took over knocking 13 points. Auburn held a slim lead but Kentucky kept knocking on the door.
The Wildcats took a 60-58 lead with 50 seconds to play but Auburn responded as Jared Harper scored a crucial layup to tie it up.
A defensive stop by Auburn gave them a chance to win the game. Spencer put up three with seconds remaining but was unable to hit it.
Auburn took over in overtime as Harper scored two big layups and multiple free throws to help Auburn clinch the victory.
Leading scorers tonight were Jared Harper with 26 points and Bryce Brown with 24. Kentucky was led by P.J Washington's 28 points and Keldon Johnson who added 14.
Auburn moves on to their first ever Final Four. They are 30-9 on the year and will face the Virgina Caviliers on Saturday night in Minneapolis.