March Madness: Steph Curry surprises Texas Tech, Auburn for Final Four - Sports Illustrated

Watch: Steph Curry Surprises Texas Tech, Auburn With Special Curry 6s Before Final Four

Curry gifted theTigers and the Red Raiders new Curry 6s in honor of their accomplishments in the 2019 NCAA tournament.
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Warriors guard Steph Curry gifted Texas Tech and Auburn new Under Armour Curry 6s before the two play in the 2019 NCAA tournament's Final Four this weekend.

Curry gave the Red Raiders his 'Working on Excellence' colorway ahead of their Final Four clash with Michigan State on Saturday night.

"A Final Four appearance is an amazing accomplishment," Curry told the team in a video. "But the work is not done for you guys. As part of the next step of your journey, I want to gift you guys with the Curry 6 'Working on Excellence' colorway. This is a story that I think is very relevant for you guys. You've had amazing success to this point but we're always striving for greatness, striving for more things, bigger and better opportunities out there. We're working on excellence with every opportunity we have in front of us."

The three-time NBA champion concluded by wishing Texas Tech luck in the final weekend of the 2019 NCAA tournament: "I hope you wear this shoe with pride. Go out there, get it done, have fun doing it. We'll be watching and rooting for you guys the whole way."

Curry gifted Auburn his 'Underrated Story' colorway because he felt it "embodies what you guys have done to this point as a five seed." He also told the Tigers that he has "big expectations for [them] in the Final Four."

The Red Raiders have used their historically efficient defense to punch their ticket to Minneapolis, taking down Northern Kentucky and Buffalo before dismantling second-seeded Michigan and top-seeded Gonzaga in the West Region. Auburn escaped with a one-point win over New Mexico State in the first round before upsetting Kansas, Carolina and Kentucky on their way to Minneapolis.

The Tigers will tip off against Virginia at 6:09 p.m. ET on Saturday. Texas Tech and Michigan State will follow at 8:49 p.m. ET.