jabari Smith turned away from the basket, put his hands on his head and looked to the ceiling.

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He had earned a foul with 11:44 left, but another shot at the rim had been missed. Smith shouted in aggravation

That was all that needed to be said to sum up a great Auburn basketball team's final night.

One of Auburn's best seasons in program history ended in famished frustration Sunday, with a 79-61 loss to 10-seed Miami in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Tigers (28-6) lost five of their last 11 games after a 19-game win streak that allowed them to peak at No. 1 in both polls.

They won their fourth SEC regular-season championship in program history but exited the SEC and NCAA tournaments early.

Three years after reaching the Final Four as a No. 5 seed, they fell short of the Sweet 16 as a No. 2.

In the finale, it was cruel irony: Guard play was scrutinized throughout the season, but Smith and Kessler played their most uncharacteristic games.