Congratulations, Utah State. 72-62 final. Utah and Utah State and very likely
BYU will be dancing. Too bad Weber State couldn't win their tournament at home.
One other thing about "phony" tournaments. Weber State dominated their
conference and had their tournament at home and still lost in their first
tournament game. UNLV lost their first tournament game on their home court as
well and Utah won the tournament. Utah State, with 3 minutes left leads 59-44
over Nevada. Home court, while it probably should go to the champion during the
season, isn't much of a guarantee of winning the tournament.
Whether or not there is home cooking in the game tonight, Utah State certainly
is looking impressive with 4 and a half minutes to go and leading 55-41 against
the home Wolf Pack.
Playing for the conference title in these "phony" tournaments, on the home teams
court will be considered. Look out for the home "cookin".
29 wins, ranked in the top 25 a few weeks ago and you don't get in? Politics is
the only thing that can keep them out. If they were ranked in the top 25 and
still have only 4 losses, then the people that voted them in then certainly will
now. End of story!
Great win for the Aggies and I hope they win again tonight and get a bid into
the big dance. It would be really cool to see all Utah teams in the tournament.
Go AggiesGo CougarsGo Utes
Go Cougars, Aggies, and Utes. To many comments of a winers nature. From here
on when one wins, we all win! Anyone who is dissapointed at the aggies losses
(Mars) isnt realistic. Would you rather them play Duke, NC, etc. WAC and MT
West are great conferences.
Then why do the experts list BYU's best win as USU. Some people agree the Aggies
are a good team. If they lose, most likely knock out New Mexico or UNLV.
The Aggies have to win to make it in the tournament, anyone whose been around
knows that much. If Utah St would play a decent schedule it wouldn't always
come down to winning the tournament but because we refuse to play a decent
opponent we are forced to win to get in. Regardless of the fact that the Aggies
are better than BYU or Utah their schedule kills them every year. Go Aggies,
give us all something to cheer for....and it would make my day to watch the
Zoobies get an NIT bid after choking against San Diego St.
Good job Aggies, keep it going. Get into the dance so we can have as many Utah
teams in as we can. You guys deserve a bid win or lose from your hard fought
We have to win the WACT to be given a dancing spot. There are too many bizarre
upsets that are taking up spots that would be given to mid-majors -- ESPECIALLY
mid-majors like USU who have a great record but haven't really beaten anyone
important.I know it stinks, I know it's tough to schedule out here,
and I support Stew and his philosophy 100%. But when the selection committee
sees losses to BSU, Nevada, St. Mary's, and BYU -- teams we could have beaten to
show our mettle -- that just doesn't help us.Must win tonight
against Nevada.GO AGGIES!!!
I am a big aggie fan but i know that they have to win tonight. I love Stew but
as long as we keep playing bad teams we are never going to get an at-large bid,
or we need to beat teams like the chokers. But still GO AGGIES!
I applaude the work Stew Morrill has done at Utah State. I am an Aggie fan all
the way. But the NCAA "Big Dance" is the Big East/ACC/Big 12/Big 10(11)
Invitational, no mistake about it. The teams west of the Rockies are in BIG
TROUBLE this year is any of you fans have been watching games with any
objectivity at all. Nevertheless.....go Aggies, Utes, and BYU until you are out
of the tournament. The MWC and WAC conferences are very lightweight in
I don't know what you guys are thinking who are saying we are in...we are not,
and the only way in is to win tonight. One win vs top 50 - that's all everyone
looks at...everyone plays teams ranked over 100 - and all good teams win those
games. The teams that make the tourny are the ones who win games against the
top 50. Simple that's it. Stew has to give in and do 2 for 1 deals, or we will
always be in this situation.
Great game. The Aggies showed heart in coming back from that.Unfortunately, I do think the Aggies need to win tonight to get the NCAA bid.
Lose and they go to the NIT. Their strength of schedule is just too glaring.The formula is easy. Get number 30 and go dancing. 29 = NIT.
It is never enough when it involves BYU. Nobody that posts on Aggie pages could
give a darn about BYU. We rag on them because all BYU fans do is rag on us on
our pages. BYU lost to SDSU??? Hope the cougars can wait til Monday to see
their NIT bid!! (They shouldn't be watching selection SUNDAY you know!) Now all
BYU can do is wait for another "quest" (gag me) to begin! Glad we don't live
in Utah Valley, the choke center of the world!!! Go Aggies!!!!!!!!!!!!
BYU lost, Utah won, Utah State won. Not only do the Aggies have to beat Nevada
for the conference championship they have to beat home cookin on Nevada's home
court something that can be a bigger obstacle than the wolfpack basketball
players. Go Aggies!
A BYU fan to start ragging on the Aggies because of their success. I may be a
hard core Utah fan but the Aggies have been one of the toughest teams in the
nation for 5 years now.Good show State. Good Luck
You certainly can't underestimate the WAC this year in both football and
basketball. And I'm betting they squeezed at least 2,000 into the fabulas arena,
there in downtown, RENO, NEVADA, the winter home of nothing going on."BYU
chokes", is that comment supoosed to boost the Uggies somehow? What was that
neutral court score? GO! (nowhere but the NIT) Uggies GO!
Let's see, the Y beat you didn't they.Don't get me wrong I am glad that
the Aggies won, but why do you have to bring up the Y???? Isn't it enough that
Utah State won, and will probably win tomorrow too?
Good win aggies.
but I think we still need a win against Nevada to seal the deal. Given the
dominant performance of the first game and the gut check second we have shown
both ways to get it done.Let's just give the Aggies congrats for not
pulling what I will call a "BYU." Three number one seeds three
tournaments without a title and this year they don't even have the UNLV excuse.
Needless to say BYU posters can come on and smack but bottom line BYU chokes,
again and again and again.Nice win Ags.
Let's see, the Y looses and still goes to the dance. Watch and see.Aggies
had better win or they will be watching the other non blue team dancing while
the aggies go square dancing in the NIT.Aggies are the Rodney Dangerfields
of the NCAA.Go Aggies win one more for 30 and a real dance.
Put on the dancing shoes your in.
good teams claim their conference crown, great teams win their conference
tourney games! Go Aggies!
Great job Aggies. This team never quits. Onto the Championship.............
Lets go Aggies! We need the title! That was a sweet game. Good luck guys!
Are any of you going to try and tell me they don't belong in the BIG dance? I
guarantee that the selection commitee will not be able to leave them out. I'm
saying 29 wins and one game to go, and it really shouldn't matter whether they
win or lose tommorrows game. FACT!
Wow, should have never been this close but I loved the heart of this team coming
back from 13 down at the half and winning it with 3 seconds to go. Love it. Now
on to beat whatever we'll play tomorrow. Hope it's LaTech.Go Aggies!!!
What a game!!!! Good job Aggies!!! Way to dig. Take it all the way!!!! I'm so
proud to be an Aggie!!!!