Watch: Bruce Pearl gets emotional talking about Chuma Okeke injury
Bruce Pearl got emotional when talking about Chuma Okeke’s injury following Auburn’s win over North Carolina on Friday night.
The Tigers beat the Tar Heels 97-80 to advance to the finals of the Midwest Regional. Okeke led his team with 20 points and 11 rebounds prior to suffering a leg injury late in the game.
Pearl talked with TBS’ Jamie Erdahl after the game and got emotional and teary-eyed when discussing the sophomore’s injury.
Bruce Pearl tears up and gets emotional when talking about Chuma Okeke's injury. Heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/90uVR7xlpe
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This is why players love Pearl. He cares about his players deeply and coaches passionately. And now he has Auburn in the Elite Eight for only the second time in school history.