Purifoy scored six points (2-8 FG, 2-6 3PT) with seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes of action against Kentucky in Auburn's Elite Eight victory.
At first glance, it appears Purifoy got the biggest boost to playing time after Chumwa Okeke tore his ACL in the Sweet 16, as Purifoy played over 30 minutes after reaching 20 minutes only once all season. But in a game where Kentucky's P.J. Washington was pushing around everybody in Auburn's front court and racking up foul trouble on starters Horace Spencer and Anfernee McLemore, it's tough to know how much Purifoy played solely to protect those two from further foul issues. Therefore it's tough to clarify how many minutes he'll play in the Final Four on Saturday against Virginia, although it's almost guaranteed it will be more than the 10.9 he was averaging before Sunday.