WATCH: Bruce Pearl breaks down into tears during postgame interview about Chuma Okeke's injury
The Auburn Tigers upset the North Carolina Tar Heels Friday night 97-80, and the Tigers are advancing to the Elite 8.
However, the Tigers star Chuma Okeke left the game following a scary knee injury. At that point, Okeke was the best player on the court having scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
UNC’s players wished Okeke well as he left the court and hobbled to the locker room.
Following the huge win, Bruce Pearl broke down into tears talking about the injury to Okeke:
“He’s hurt. We’re gonna rally. I’ll go hug on him.”
Bruce Pearl was emotional in his post-game interview while discussing Chuma Okeke’s injury. pic.twitter.com/HZhxTQfKlN
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