Shortly before tipoff of Sunday’s Elite Eight showdown between Kentucky and Auburn, a classless banner hung by a Kentucky fan making fun of Chuma Okeke’s ACL tear surfaced.

It’s safe to say that image made its way through Auburn’s locker room, and the Tigers came out with a purpose, earning a huge 77-71 overtime win to advance to the Final Four.

After the game, senior G Bryce Brown admitted that he and his teammates had seen the picture, and used it as motivation (via

“I saw that this morning,” Brown, who scored 24 points, said. “I think that was just disrespectful and a slap in the face. I’m so glad we came out and battled the whole entire 40 minutes for him. I know he’s happy, I know he’s proud of us. But if he was out there, it would have made a huge difference. I’m glad we were probably able to shut that up now. I didn’t like that all and definitely used it as motivation.”

When you’re facing a team as hot as Auburn was entering Sunday, you don’t want to poke the bear. That’s what that Kentucky fan did, though, and it played a part in the Wildcats’ loss.