No. 16 Auburn pulled out the win Wednesday night over Northwestern to win the 2022 Cancun Challenge.
The Tiger’s offense went ice cold in the game, shooting just 26% from the field in the 43-42 win. A day after five Tigers scored in double figures to lead a balanced attack K.D. Johnson and Jaylin Williams were the only Tigers to do so. Johnson scored a game-high 12 points and Jaylin Williams added 11 of his own.
Auburn’s defense proved just how dangerous they can be, holding the Wildcats to 25% shooting overall and 2-of-24 from 3-point range.
The Tigers improved to 6-0 with the win and Twitter was buzzing after the win. Here are the top reactions.
Winning a disgusting game > losing a disgusting game
— Dave (@DaveCMcKinney) November 24, 2022
I feel like Auburn-Northwestern is always ugly no matter the sport.
— Justin Lee (@ByJustinLee) November 24, 2022
Auburn & Northwestern just set basketball back 300 years
— Gordon Gekko (@TakeNoDaysOff24) November 24, 2022
Auburn basketball is bowl eligible
— AU_Propaganda (@AuPropaganda) November 24, 2022
Does that auburn nu game actually count as basketball or was it a fever dream
— Alyce Brown (@Alycebrownn) November 24, 2022
Now that Auburn won, I can say it: that was the ugliest game of basketball I have EVER witnessed. 26% of field goals made??
— Darby (@darbyjalyn) November 24, 2022
Dear Lord Auburn Basketball! That was ugly, but it was a win! War Eagle!!!
— Brandon (@WILDMANBS) November 24, 2022
My dad keeps telling me to calm down watching this auburn basketball game. How do I tell him that is not something that I can ever do?
— Lydia Maxwell (@Lydtothemax) November 24, 2022
A hideous win is better than a beautiful loss. War Eagle everybody.
— Auburn Jaylin Williams Fan Account (@ShootyHoopsWill) November 24, 2022
Northwestern shot 8.3% from deep against Auburn, its lowest 3-point percentage in a single game since February 23, 2005 against Illinois
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) November 24, 2022
Just got home in time to see the last play of Northwestern vs Auburn. The final score now makes sense.
— Tristan Freeman (@hoopsnut351) November…