Meet Dr. Roy Adams.

A loyal auburn fan.

"In 1943 and 1942 I went to school there when it was Alabama Polytechnic Institute,” said Dr. Roy Adams, a lifelong Auburn fan.

Who has supported the tigers ever since he could remember.

The 93-year-old knows a thing or two about Auburn basketball.

"We saw some good basketball players back in those days when Charles Barkley, Chuck Persons, people of that caliber were playing at Auburn and when Sonny Smith was the coach. Well he made everything fun,” said Dr. Adams.

He has seen the tigers through the good and the bad.

"Through the years we kept going and Auburn finally got on a very low limb, the coaching was not good, and we kept waiting we just knew Auburn was going to get better soon,” said Dr. Adams.

That soon became decades, but he never gave up on his team.

"You get to the point where you seem to know the boys even though you've never spoken to them and it's been a joy to seem them finally come through as they have this year,” said Dr. Adams.

When Auburn took down Kentucky to punch their ticket to the Final Four Dr. Adams knew he couldn't miss out on the once in a lifetime opportunity.

"When the game was winding up I called my son Mark and he said are we going, and he said my wife is working on the hotel rooms now and I’ll work on the tickets,” said Dr. Adams.

Dr. Adams will cheer for his team no matter the outcome.

"We are proud of and we will stand up and cheer when they lose if they lose but we'd really love to stand up and cheer when they cut down the nets,” said Dr. Adams.

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