June 23, 2021

Bruce Pearl goes berserk as Auburn nearly blows big lead vs. New Mexico State

first_imgSN’s MARCH MADNESS HQLive NCAA bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV schedule​New Mexico State had possession in the final seconds down by two points, and Terrell Brown was fouled attempting a 3-pointer to give the Aggies the chance to win. But Brown missed two of his three tries at the line, and after Auburn knocked the rebound out of bounds, teammate Trevelin Queen missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl did not look happy as he watched his team’s 13-point lead over New Mexico State evaporate with less than eight minutes remaining in the NCAA Tournament’s first round Thursday.Almost every time the camera cut to Pearl, he was screaming at his players or the referees with a comical facial expression. Auburn survives!:movie_camera:: @CBSSportspic.twitter.com/b9POZwAz1a— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 21, 2019That meant Pearl could keep his head attached to the rest of his body — an outcome in doubt for much of the second half.Bruce Pearl is totally calm, guys. Do not worry. pic.twitter.com/yewQn3ZcQq— Kyle Boone (@Kyle Irving__Boone) March 21, 2019Bruce Pearl glitched for a minute there pic.twitter.com/0qvLI1VAU6— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) March 21, 2019MARCH THINGS ARE HAPPENING. pic.twitter.com/S1EwEnuPKG— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 2019Bruce Pearl’s head literally might explode pic.twitter.com/qIeVGSbIgL— SI Extra Mustard (@SI_ExtraMustard) March 21, 2019For anyone who has watched the veteran coach over the years, the over-the-top level of intensity is nothing new.But Auburn fans likely would have preferred an easier road to a first-round victory than the path that left Pearl incensed.last_img

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