Charles Barkley is an Auburn Tigers star and a former standout on the court for the university. But what happened over the weekend was something that Sir Charles couldn’t even deliver.
Auburn was able to upset the No. 2 seed Kentucky Wildcats, 77-71, in the Elite 8 to punch their ticket to the Final Four.
It is the first time in the University of Auburn history that the men’s basketball program reached the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament.
As you might expect, Barkley was so excited and happy that he couldn’t contain his tears.
Enjoy it, Charles. pic.twitter.com/ZyNq4Lpbcm
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 31, 2019
If you’ve been following Barkley throughout March Madness, you know that he has been enjoying Auburn’s wild ride through the bracket.
Auburn is joined by No. 1 seed Virginia, No. 2 seed Michigan State, and No. 3 seed Texas Tech in the Final Four.
The Final Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament takes place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday, April 6. Tip-off is set for 6:09 p.m. ET on CBS.
The schedule for the Final Four can be seen below.
2019 Final Four Schedule
|Saturday, April 6|
|Virginia vs. Auburn (Final Four)||6:09 p.m.||CBS||Minneapolis, MN|
|Michigan State vs. Texas Tech (Final Four)||8:49 p.m.||CBS||Minneapolis, MN|
|Monday, April 8|
|National Championship||9:00 pm||CBS||Minneapolis, MN|