A Kentucky fan’s offensive sign about game with Houston involves Hurricane Harvey

A Kentucky fan’s offensive sign about game with Houston involves Hurricane Harvey

Fifth-seeded Auburn (29-9) will next face second-seeded Kentucky, which pulled out a 62-58 victory over Houston later Friday in the second semifinal. If Auburn wins its next game, the Tigers will reach the Final Four for the first time in program history. Kentucky held an 11-point lead over a Chuma Okeke-less Auburn at one point, the largest the Tigers had seen all tournament long.

Kentucky fans are no stranger to tasteless and offensive banners, as they unfurled this travesty before their Sweet 16 game against Houston.

"I think 17 is the most 3s any of my teams have ever given up in 16 years, " North Carolina coach Roy Williams said, as if he couldn't believe what he had just witnessed.

"Chuma", Brown said. "I feel like that was on our mind the whole entire game".

In the second half, the threes kept falling for Bruce Pearl's team, and the Tar Heels could get nothing going offensively, falling prey to the Tigers relentless defense.

One by one, Auburn rained down 3s against North Carolina, 12 of them in the second half and 17 overall. During the same stretch, United Kingdom made a pair of buckets and converted six of seven free throws.

For the moment, though, let's turn our attention to Sunday's Elite 8 games - Kentucky vs.

After a close first half, the second half left a spot in the Elite Eight up for grabs.

"We certainly had our chances", Houston coach Kelvin Sampson said.

So, as soon as the ball tipped off, Auburn started jacking up threes, and they watched as the majority of them went in.

The Cougars (33-4) got 20 points from junior guard Armoni Brooks, who made six of 12 shots from beyond the 3-point arc.

Bryce Brown was Auburn's joint top scorer in the overtime win with 24 points. We're not going to shoot that many, but we'll take them if they're there, and, you know, it should be a good game. Davis then muscled a shot over Reid Travis in the lane with 3:39 left for the Cougars' first lead since 13 minutes left in the first half. Auburn could have won the game in regulation, but Horace Spencer missed a hard three-point shot on the final possession. And when Ashton Hagans scored for Kentucky, it was McLemore who added back-to-back baskets that forced the Wildcats to play catch-up.

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