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Harper's 3 helps cold-shooting Tigers beat Charleston 62-58

Nothing about Auburn's performance was pretty until Jared Harper drained a long 3-pointer with 1:17 to go against College of Charleston.

It was a huge shot, all right, and it allowed the Tigers to stick around San Diego for two more days.

Harper's tiebreaking 3 — his only basket of the game — helped Auburn beat No. 13 seed College of Charleston 62-58 in a Midwest Region thriller to avoid becoming the second No. 4 seed upset at Viejas Arena on Friday.

Playing under the cloud of a federal investigation into corruption in college basketball, Auburn overcame a horrible shooting performance to win in its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2003. But the Tigers...