The last hope for the seemingly yearly 12-5 upset ended on Friday night as No. 5 seed Clemson beat New Mexico State 79-68 in the Midwest Region. It’s just the second time since 2008 a No. 12 seed won’t advance.
Nothing about Auburn’s performance was pretty until Jared Harper drained a long 3-pointer with 1:17 to go against College of Charleston.
Clemson is making their return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in seven years, the second time under Brad Brownell, as the Tigers will take on New Mexico State Friday night in the first round.