Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

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Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by aggiesdotcom » March 9th, 2020, 8:00 am

The back-to-back 3s by Sam to go up 44-42. Bean's reaction was my reaction. Loved it!

The Queta ram dunk and 1 to go up 51-47. Also great.

Fonzo's back-to-back 3s to bring us back to 36-37.

Others?



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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by SaintAggie » March 9th, 2020, 8:02 am

When Sam scored 7 straight. That's when I realized we had more than just a punchers chance.



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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by gonzagaaggie » March 9th, 2020, 8:17 am

Anderson's 3's.
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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by usubullzone » March 9th, 2020, 8:21 am

Sam hitting shot after shot after shot.



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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by FloridaAggie13 » March 9th, 2020, 8:24 am

Sam's seven-point run to kickstart the team as they were on the verge of a blowout

Brito's HUGE 3 pointer at the first half buzzer

Justin Bean diving on the floor

Every Craig Smith interview

Abel Porter playing through pain so the Aggies could run a normal offense w/o Merrill having to man the point
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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » March 9th, 2020, 8:26 am

The Aggie faithful going nuts after Sam’s shot. Took a lot of fanhood to go down to Vegas this year with so much stacked against us. I know I didn’t have enough to get me there. The fans deserved to experience that moment for their loyalty.
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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by dyedblue » March 9th, 2020, 8:39 am

Bean diving in the loose ball at midcourt. Momentum grabbing play that was huge.

Loved many of the others mentioned here. I also think it was huge that our small forwards did not fire up a ton of threes.


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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by SLB » March 9th, 2020, 8:51 am

Brito's buzzer beater 3 needs more praise. I knew at that point we are truly back in the game.
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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by AngusAg » March 9th, 2020, 9:20 am

Sam's (the entire team's, but especially Sam's) will to win. Inspiring!
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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by SweepDance » March 9th, 2020, 9:22 am

I'm going to go back a bit further. We trailed New Mexico at the final media timeout in the quarterfinals. Then Sam scored seven points on the next three possessions. Without that run none of the things on Saturday even happen.
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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by scotlandog » March 9th, 2020, 9:30 am

The look on the SDSU fan base when they realized they were going to lose. Some realized this once Sam hit the 3 earlier in Flynn’s face. But the rest didn’t realize it until The Shot. The fans around me had been so arrogant all week long. Mocking us and asking us if we felt like we could even stay within single digits of them. All week long I had to take it. Then The Shot and Sam Diogo St. fans world collapsed. The peasants rejoiced. Cats and Dogs lives happily together. World Peace ensued. Everything was made right as the Aggies put on their dancing shoes.


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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by bluegrouse » March 9th, 2020, 10:03 am

Sam’s unreal pull-up shot from distance to put us up 44-42. That was an incredible shot.



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Post by bluegrouse » March 9th, 2020, 10:05 am

Sam Merrill’s entire tournament was unbelievable. Legendary.
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Post by MrBiggle » March 9th, 2020, 10:07 am

How about the teams Defensive stance for most of the game! That was a season low for total points by SDSU.
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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by FloridaAggie13 » March 9th, 2020, 10:08 am

Re-watch "The Shot" and you'll see a Sam Diego St. fan sitting behind the Aggies bench and he has his back turned to the floor. He just couldn't stand to watch the play unfold.

Priceless.



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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by nswaggie » March 9th, 2020, 10:19 am

bluegrouse wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 10:05 am
Sam Merrill’s entire tournament was unbelievable. Legendary.
First time in a long time that I enjoyed watching 1 on 1 ball. I love that Smith doesn’t go to it till the end of the game.



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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by ShowMeAggie » March 9th, 2020, 10:42 am

Too many to pick just one. Here are some of my favorites (many have been mentioned)...
Brito's big shot to end the half
Queta's power step & JAM
Queta's airball baby hook, offensive rebound, putback
Anderson's big threes
Sam's TWO big threes
Abel's +10 in the championship game... might have been the guttiest performance of the tourney
Sam getting emotional talking about wanting/needing to get back to the NCAA tourney to get that elusive NCAAT win then pounding the floor after the MWCT win to say "we're back"
Coach Smith roughing up Evan Washburn's hair in the post-game interview



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Post by Real Life Aggie » March 9th, 2020, 10:54 am

Coach Smith getting emotional talking about Sam in the post game press conference. I mean, it was all great, but that was the best part of everything to me.
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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by pablohoney » March 9th, 2020, 11:20 am

I really enjoyed Feagan's reaction of disbelief to the game winner by throwing his arms up as if to say "Hey, I fouled him up top, took out his landing zone below, and then cleared him out with the body all the way to mid court...what else could I have done?"
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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by aggiesdotcom » March 9th, 2020, 1:31 pm

Also lost in the glory of the game is that Miller didn't miss.a.single.shot. That was huge for us!



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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by jpswensen » March 9th, 2020, 1:46 pm

ShowMeAggie wrote:
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Coach Smith roughing up Evan Washburn's hair in the post-game interview
Someone posted this on Twitter. Is was hilarious! The awesome thing is that Washburn and Smith have kindof developed a rapport and I'm not sure any other person gets to mess up Washburn's perfectly coiffed hair and get him to genuinely laugh about it like he is enjoying it.
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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by newhouse9 » March 9th, 2020, 2:00 pm

I loved the last 24 minutes of the game. But Alphonso's 3s, when we were down by 7 with the momentum shifting...he came off the bench and immediately buried them. That was so huge.



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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by RigAggie » March 9th, 2020, 2:38 pm

Bean's defense on Mitchell.
Sam's heroics.
Brito's only points of the game, a momentum changing 3.
Phonso's 2 key threes to wrest the momentum back in the 2nd half.
"I'll Make It" Sam "Jimmy Chitwood" Merrill.
The look on everyone's face when Flynn's shot goes around the rim and out.



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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by tugafan » March 9th, 2020, 4:35 pm

If you look closely during Queta slam dunk, you can see Wetzell dying on the inside...
It makes me happy every time i rewatch the video.



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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by Real Life Aggie » March 9th, 2020, 5:37 pm

When Sam brutally blocked Flynn's layup, who fell to the floor looking offended as CBS announcers comment on how clean it was.



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Post by dyedblue » March 9th, 2020, 5:58 pm

I haven’t watched much of Flynn and he certainly has put up big numbers. He disappeared in a big way Saturday and he looked like a broken man in the handshake line and even more so in the press conference. Did we break him?

That was one of my favorite moments.


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Post by 3futureaggies » March 9th, 2020, 6:36 pm

There was so much memorable about the series and the championship game. Aside from The Shot, and the comeback from the first half stall, for me it was the peripheral stuff.

-the crowd waiting to get in the arena, and a massive LET'S GO AGGIES chant as the doors opened
-Seeing Abel tell the trainer he wanted to keep going after his starting shift
-listening to and feeling the Aggie fans overtake the Aztec crowd
-having Smith (and Groot) turn to the crowd numerous times to get up and bring it and that they (we) did get up and bring it.



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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by FL350Aggie » March 9th, 2020, 7:07 pm

Man, re watched the whole tournament again today. ALOT of big moments each game.

VS New Mexico:
Brito 5 point run, his flex, and then his 3 to seal the deal.
Sam looking so pissed on the bench with four fouls. Then coming back in and taking over. His deep straight on 3 to put USU up for good other than a one possession tie was deadly.

VS Wyoming
Queta stuffing Wyoming 3 straight possessions late in the game. Then there was Sam again hitting big shot after big shot. Queta was huge that game offensively as well.

The Championship:
Fonso hitting back to back threes when momentum was shifting.
Quetas and 1 dunk!!!!!!!
Bean diving to win that 50/50 ball.
Sams pull up DEEP 3 after his steal.

Just an epic, gritty tournament for the Ags.
Especially to come back from the brink vs New Mexico.
It was amazing to be there and experience the championship. Proud to be an Aggie!!!
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Post by TheBigSilk » March 9th, 2020, 7:20 pm

Sam's post-game when he said that last shot rivaled his 7th-grade half-court shot.
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Re: Other than the game winner, what was your favorite moment?

Post by BioAggie » March 9th, 2020, 10:23 pm

Queta being knocked to the floor on the defensive end without a call being made then goes down to our end , steps around Wetzel, and puts it away emphatically to say, “Take That!”



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Post by USUstudent13 » March 9th, 2020, 10:33 pm

Merrill taking over the game down the stretch vs Wyoming. Had a great assist to Quetta for a fast break lay up and then scored 7 straight. He put that game away just like the others!



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Post by jpswensen » March 9th, 2020, 10:42 pm

dyedblue wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 5:58 pm
I haven’t watched much of Flynn and he certainly has put up big numbers. He disappeared in a big way Saturday and he looked like a broken man in the handshake line and even more so in the press conference. Did we break him?

That was one of my favorite moments.


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Post by Real Life Aggie » March 9th, 2020, 10:46 pm

jpswensen wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 10:42 pm
dyedblue wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 5:58 pm
I haven’t watched much of Flynn and he certainly has put up big numbers. He disappeared in a big way Saturday and he looked like a broken man in the handshake line and even more so in the press conference. Did we break him?

That was one of my favorite moments.


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this has been a trend the last two years. We broke Caroline too.
Ahhh, yes! I was wondering what would break first. Your body, or our fire extinguisher case.
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Post by bluegrouse » March 9th, 2020, 11:00 pm

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Anderson's 3's.
Honestly, I think those were the biggest shots of the game besides the game-winner. We caught them but then they ran right back out to a 7-point lead. It was a very dangerous moment of the game and Fonz brought us right back. Massive shots.
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Post by Yossarian » March 10th, 2020, 12:11 am

bluegrouse wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 11:00 pm
gonzagaaggie wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 8:17 am
Anderson's 3's.
Honestly, I think those were the biggest shots of the game besides the game-winner. We caught them but then they ran right back out to a 7-point lead. It was a very dangerous moment of the game and Fonz brought us right back. Massive shots.
Queta had some buckets down the stretch, too



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