Students Roll Toomer's Corner and Celebrate for Several Minutes, Believing Auburn Had Defeated Virginia in the National Semifinal

By 11W Staff on April 6, 2019 at 10:26 pm

With just over a second remaining in today's first Men's Basketball National Semifinal, Virginia's Kyle Guy caught an inbound pass and desperately heaved it toward the basket from the corner.

The ball rimmed out as time expired. 

And that's all hundreds of fans in Auburn, AL needed to see. They raced into the campus streets to begin celebrating, unaware that junior guard Samir Doughty had fouled Guy with his body on that shot, sending the Cavaliers' sharpshooter to the line where he drained all three free throws, including the tying and game-winning points.

But they were no longer watching. Which means this happened.

And happened.

And then unhappened.

Until reality set in.

The premature War Eaglulation was not reserved for just campus fans, either.

Auburn's inspiring run to the Final Four - the first in school history - had come to an end. But for a few brief and fleeting moments, the Tigers were on their way to the title game.

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