12:25 PM ET, March 21, 2003
Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Marquis Daniels refused to let Auburn lose.Proving his team does belong in the NCAA Tournament, Daniels scored five of his 25 points in overtime, and the Tigers withstood a brilliant second-half by Saint Joseph's star Jameer Nelson to hold on for a 65-63 first-round victory in the East Regional on Friday.
|Dick Vitale: I guess the Auburn Tigers were out to prove they belonged in the tourney. Wow! Who were those announcers who said they didn't deserve to dance? Was that Dickie V? Wow! My argument was based on their 8-8 conference record and a Cupcake City preconference schedule -- and the Tigers finished by winning only five of their last 14 games. So, as far as getting in, I would still make the case for, say, Boston College over Auburn. But now that's all in the past. More|
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