Auburn will be without Chuma Okeke for the rest of the NCAA Tournament.  The sophomore forward suffered a torn ACL during Friday night’s win over North Carolina.

According to Shams Charania, Okeke is scheduled to have surgery some time next week.

Someone get Bruce Pearl a new box of tissues.  He’s going to need it after this news.

On a serious note, it is a tough break for Okeke and Auburn as they prepare for their Elite 8 match-up against Kentucky on Sunday.

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