It was a magical night for Auburn basketball. On Friday, the Tigers got a decisive victory over the No. 1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels in the Sweet 16, punching their ticket to the Elite Eight for the first time in 33 years.
Unfortunately, the Tigers best player, Chuma Okeke, went down with a knee injury midway through the second half and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. It’s unclear whether he’ll return at all during the tournament. Still, that didn’t spoil the fun for Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith, who were repping their respective alma maters on Friday night, some more than others.
In fact, it appears as if Barkley may have duped his on-air sidekick into wearing his old Tar Heel uniform during the broadcast.
That’s right, Kenny came trotting out in full North Carolina gear that he claims is authentic, while Barkley showed up in his regular suit-and-tie — claiming quite believably that his uniform no longer fits — and proceeded to make fun of Kenny for his lack of professionalism.
It’s likely that Kenny will never hear the end of this from Chuck, as the diehard Auburn alum and Alabama native will most certainly milk these bragging rights for everything their worth and then some for years to come.
He certainly seemed thrilled about the win on Friday night.