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No. 13 Yale wins second men’s NCAA tournament game in program history with upset win over No. 4 Auburn

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No. 13 Yale won its second men’s NCAA tournament game in program history on Friday with an upset 78-76 win over No. 4 Auburn.

The Ivy League champion Bulldogs overcame a seven-point deficit at halftime behind junior guard John Poulakidas’ 28 points.

“We stuck together today,” Poulakidas told the TNT Sports broadcast. “It was a whole team effort. I know I led us in scoring but everybody made contributions. It wasn’t a one-man show tonight.”

Prior to Friday, Yale’s last tournament win came in 2016 against Baylor.

The Bulldogs will face No. 5 San Diego State in the second round on Sunday in Spokane, Washington.

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