Auburn upsets #5 Tennessee in regular season finale

Auburn upsets #5 Tennessee in regular season finale
Horace Spencer (0) embraces teammate after Auburn upsets No. 5 Tennessee (Source: Wade Rackley/Auburn Athletics)

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Bryce Brown walked off the court as a winner at Auburn Arena for the final time. Saturday’s final regular season finale couldn’t have been better for the senior, as the Tigers knocked off the fifth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers, 84-80.

Auburn erased a six-point halftime deficit to overcome the Vols in the second half. Chuma Okeke scored the game-tying bucket, and J’Von McCormick scored the go-ahead basket on the next possession, putting the Tigers up 61-59.

Tennessee came back and tied the game at 69 late in the half, but the Tigers never trailed after taking the 61-59 lead.

Okeke led the charge with 22 points on the night. Brown and Jared Harper finished with 16 points.

Auburn finishes the regular season 22-9, and will have a top 5 seed in next week’s SEC Tournament.

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