Auburn fans celebrate latest victory, look forward to next game

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Auburn students and fans are still celebrating the basketball team’s latest victory, but also looking forward to the first Final Four appearance in school history.

More than 24 hours after the win and Toomer’s Corner is still covered in toilet paper. Families drove from all over to catch a glimpse at what was left of the victory party.

“We grew up there watching and I said we are on spring break this week so let’s head down and pick up some shirts. We’ve been cheering for them my whole life and this season has just been fun and electric so we decided to come down and support them in the final four,” said Zach Aimes, who drove with his family from Georgia.

While the Aimes family arrived in time to see crews busy cleaning up, many students won’t forget the celebration that took place Sunday.

“A bunch of us got some lunch downtown and watched the game and after the game was over we came down to Toomer’s corner and people were just sprinting from all directions. Whenever you looked up you couldnt’ even see the sky because everything was just white,” said Lindsey Jinwright, an Auburn senior from Helena.

Students were happy to see the trees covered in toilet paper during the spring.

“I am used to that with football, but to have it happen after a basketball game it was awesome,” said Robert Hall.

Hall was donning an Auburn basketball shirt Monday. There was no shortage of tiger pride for neighbors walking downtown basking in the sunlight and the latest victory.

“Watched it all on TV and live stream and wanted to come to see the results,” said Donna Velasquez.

The Velasquez family drove from Chilton County for a look at the Auburn campus Monday. They will now turn their attention to Saturday’s game – when Velasquez won’t change any of her pre-game rituals.

“Wearing the same shirt I wore, wear my hair the same way. Got all my superstitious stuff, and ready to turn on the TV, ready to watch it,” said Velasquez.

Merchants like J & M Bookstore are waiting for a large shipment of Final Four gear but owner Trey Johnston told CBS 42 they are already busy.

“They day after the victory has been incredible. We have been bombarded with requests for merchandise,” said Johnston.

Most students told CBS 42 that they planned to watch the game from Auburn, but some are finalizing plans to head to Minneapolis.

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