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Texas A&M upsets Auburn 67-62 in SEC Tournament quarterfinals

The Aggies pulled a stunner on a team that had a clear path to the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. How far will Auburn fall, and are the Aggies on the bubble?

NCAA Basketball: SEC Conference Tournament Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

We have chaos in SEC Tournament.

The No. 8 Texas A&M Aggies pulled off a stunner in the quarterfinals of the league tourney on Friday, upsetting the top-seeded Auburn Tigers with a 67-62 victory. This comes just 24 hours after TAMU beat Florida at the buzzer in overtime and it has suddenly emerged as a surprise team that could steal an NCAA Tournament bid come Selection Sunday.

The Aggies established a nice cushion for themselves towards the end of the first half by going on a 15-3 run. They ended up going into halftime holding onto a 37-21 lead against the SEC regular season champions. Down by as many as 19 points in the second half, the Tigers chipped away at the lead and pulled to within four with less than one minute remaining. However, Texas A&M’s Quenton Jackson was able to make five free throws down the stretch to seal the upset for his Aggies.

ESPN analyst Joe Lunardi had Texas A&M listed as one of his “Next Four Out” teams in his most recent bracketology update but this victory will give them an obvious boost. The Aggies will face either Arkansas or LSU in the semifinals on Saturday.

As for Auburn, it entered today’s game as a heavy nine-point favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook. The loss effectively eliminates any chance it had at a one-seed for the NCAA Tournament.