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Jay Bilas Was "Very Impressed" With Auburn's Performance On Friday

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LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 31: Jay Bilas and Brent Musburger shares a laugh while on air before the start of the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Rupp Arena on January 31, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Tonight Musburger is broadcasting his last game of his career. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

On Friday night, the Auburn Tigers shocked the college basketball world when they dismantled Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels. Auburn took a 41-39 lead into halftime thanks to a last-second layup before the break.

The Tigers continued to press the action in the second half, outscoring the Tar Heels 56-41 over the final 20 minutes of play.

Auburn put together one of the best performances of the tournament on Friday night.

College basketball fans and analyst around the country took notice, including ESPN's Jay Bilas.

Although he doesn't give out compliments very often, Bilas weighed in on the Tigers' "impressive" performance.

"Auburn was ridiculously good against North Carolina. The Tigers hit 17 three-point field goals, hung with Carolina on the glass, defended the paint and scored 19 points off UNC turnovers. Very, very impressive," Bilas said Friday night.

Auburn dominated the game, but lost star forward Chuma Okeke to what looked to be a serious knee injury in the second half.

Okeke attempted to drive to the basket, but had his left leg buckle underneath him. The star forward is set to undergo an MRI to find out the extent of the damage.

The Elite Eight tips off tonight. Stay tuned for more from the NCAA Tournament.