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Post by bluegrouse » March 14th, 2020, 3:44 pm

To me, Sam’s shot was the greatest Aggie basketball shot of my lifetime. I’m 54. I can’t speak to anything before my time. I’m curious to hear what you guys consider to be the biggest/most memorable shots you’ve witnessed as an Aggie fan.

Here are a few of mine:

1 - Tony Brown’s shot in the lane over a gigantic shot-blocker for Ohio State in overtime in the first round of the NCAA tournament to seal the win. Still the only tournament win in my life. This is one I’d put in the same category but not quite as high as Sam’s.

2 - Multiple Jaycee Carroll’s shots late in crunch time to put us in a position to win games.

3 - Chaz Spicer’s 3-pointer to beat Utah in Logan

4 - Greg Grant’s steal of inbounds pass and lay-in at the buzzer to beat BYU

5 - Tyler Newbold’s baseline jumper that rolled around the rim and in to beat NMSU and put us in the championship game of WAC tournament

6 - Going way back, Blair Reed hitting a long shot from well above the top of the key (before 3-point line) that bounced off the back of the iron straight in the air and fell through to beat Weber State at home

7 - Chris McMullin’s turnaround heave from the time line to beat Utah in the Huntsman Center

8 - Tai Wesley’s putback to beat Utah in Logan when the clock didn’t start and Jim Boylen’s temper tantrum

8 - Of course, Wayne Estes’ last shot that gave him 48 points that night and 2001 for his career. (I wasn’t born yet so I didn’t see that one!)
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Post by NavyBlueAggie » March 14th, 2020, 4:16 pm

Just after Wayne Estes tragically died, LeRoy Walker made the greatest shot I've ever seen, and I doubt it's anywhere on tape. Aggies took a shot that bounced high off the rim toward the foul line. LeRoy jumped up to rebound the ball and at the peak of his jump he one handed the ball back into the hoop. He could really jump and that shot was for me THE shot of all AGGIE shots that I ever first person witnessed.
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Post by aggieguy13 » March 14th, 2020, 4:57 pm

Some other ones that come to mind, though none as great as The Shot:

Spencer Nelson's game winner vs. BYU in 2003

Brian Green's huge shots at Hawaii in 2011

Brady's dunk at St. Mary's in 2011

Spencer Butterfield's game-tying 3 vs. SDSU in 2013

Abel Porter's game winner at New Mexico last year

Sam's eventual game winner against LSU this year

Bean's game-winning follow-up against USF this year

Sam's huge 3 late in the CSU game this year (eerily similar to The Shot)
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Post by mcaggie1 » March 14th, 2020, 5:07 pm

Hal Hale put one up from over 20 feet out at the buzzer to beat the Utes in Logan in 1967. The best show that night though was a fight between Utah's Jeff Ochel (Okel) and our own Pete Ennega. Pete certainly got the best of it. Ochel's face was way swollen after the game. We won the game AND the fight. Fun night in the old fieldhouse.

Memorable shot but not in the class of "The Shot" by Sam. I just like beating Utah.
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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » March 14th, 2020, 7:06 pm

Nate Harris' 3/4 court one handed baseball throw in Reno. Pretty sure it was part of the conference tourney.

Butler's rebound dunk off a Huber missed three against Santa Barbara or Irvine in the Spectrum.

Troy Rolle dunk over Hordeman.

Bernard Rock banked in a three to beat North Carolina in a Hawaii preseason tourney one year.

Preston Medlin's flurry of points against BYU when he was a freshman and had his redshirt yanked.

Medlin's buzzer beater to send our home game against Idaho to OT.

Stavon Williams 8 straight points against Nevada in Logan.
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Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » March 14th, 2020, 7:12 pm

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Nate Harris' 3/4 court one handed baseball throw in Reno. Pretty sure it was part of the conference tourney.

Butler's rebound dunk off a Huber missed three against Santa Barbara or Irvine in the Spectrum.

Troy Rolle dunk over Hordeman.

Bernard Rock banked in a three to beat North Carolina in a Hawaii preseason tourney one year.

Preston Medlin's flurry of points against BYU when he was a freshman and had his redshirt yanked.

Medlin's buzzer beater to send our home game against Idaho to OT.

Stavon Williams 8 straight points against Nevada in Logan.
Good list. Just to clarify though, it was USC we beat in Maui not North Carolina. Amazing shot though. Bernard Rock should get more talk when the conversation of all time great Aggies comes up. 56-12 as a starter, 35-3 in conference (including the two tournament titles) and of course being part of the last team to win in the dance.
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Post by cdaAg » March 14th, 2020, 8:08 pm

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Nate Harris' 3/4 court one handed baseball throw in Reno. Pretty sure it was part of the conference tourney.
It was indeed in the conference tourney against La Tech. Nice list!
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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » March 14th, 2020, 11:45 pm

Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 7:12 pm
hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Nate Harris' 3/4 court one handed baseball throw in Reno. Pretty sure it was part of the conference tourney.

Butler's rebound dunk off a Huber missed three against Santa Barbara or Irvine in the Spectrum.

Troy Rolle dunk over Hordeman.

Bernard Rock banked in a three to beat North Carolina in a Hawaii preseason tourney one year.

Preston Medlin's flurry of points against BYU when he was a freshman and had his redshirt yanked.

Medlin's buzzer beater to send our home game against Idaho to OT.

Stavon Williams 8 straight points against Nevada in Logan.
Good list. Just to clarify though, it was USC we beat in Maui not North Carolina. Amazing shot though. Bernard Rock should get more talk when the conversation of all time great Aggies comes up. 56-12 as a starter, 35-3 in conference (including the two tournament titles) and of course being part of the last team to win in the dance.
Ah, that’s right USC. Thanks!

I consider Rock easily one of the best PGs we’ve ever had.



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Post by tinplater » March 15th, 2020, 8:17 am

The shot I remember goes way, way, way back. I'm guessing 1953 because I was in the 5th grade at Whittier School and our student teacher was married to Bob Harbertson (? spelling) who played for the Aggies. I saw him make an end of game basket from mid court. This was close toor during the era of Pat Dunn, Hal Theus, and Max Perry (the magician) and for me glory days of USU basketball with coach Cecil Baker.
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Post by andytheaggie » March 15th, 2020, 10:33 am

I seem to remember a game-winning putback by Matt Formisano.


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Post by stewusu98 » March 15th, 2020, 11:41 am

Sam’s and 1 in Boise last year.
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Post by bluegrouse » March 15th, 2020, 12:06 pm

andytheaggie wrote:
March 15th, 2020, 10:33 am
I seem to remember a game-winning putback by Matt Formisano.


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Yeah. I think that was OOC against UC Santa Barbara down there early in the season.

EDIT: found it

https://utahstateaggies.com/news/2008/1 ... Night.aspx
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Post by bluegrouse » March 15th, 2020, 12:12 pm

When I was in college, Reid Newey hit a 3-point shot from in front of our bench late in the game to tie the UNLV Rebels when they were in their heyday. Not sure where they were ranked that game but probably top 5. That shot blew the roof off the Spectrum. We went on to lose a close game but I’ve always remembered that shot.
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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » March 15th, 2020, 1:47 pm

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Post by Bank Shot » March 15th, 2020, 2:06 pm

Just because of the excitement it meant to all involved, Groot's monster slam should get a small part in the movie. Great moment, great teammate, and True Aggie.
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Post by FloridaAggie13 » March 15th, 2020, 4:16 pm

Kendall Youngblood's fastbreak dunk off an Alan Gordon behind-the-back pass against #1 ranked UNLV in 1990. Brought the house down.
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Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » March 15th, 2020, 5:40 pm

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
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Thanks for posting. If anyone has more access to any big shots or any great Aggie moments, feel free to post them. We are not going to see a potential tourney run this year, so we might as well enjoy great moments from the past.



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Post by SweepDance » March 15th, 2020, 9:51 pm

The Spencer Nelson 2003 against BYU shot mentioned above holds a special place in my heart. It was my first game as a student and it’s what got me hooked on Aggie basketball. I’d love to see a clip of that if anyone has one!



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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » March 15th, 2020, 10:28 pm



No one mentioned this one.
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Here was Preston Medlin's huge impact on that BYU game in 09-10
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Post by SweepDance » March 15th, 2020, 10:38 pm

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
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No one mentioned this one.
That’s because we all purged him from our memory.
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