Wow. Simply put, the Aggies victory over St. Mary's on Saturday was the best win I have ever seen by this team. To go into a tough environment against the #23 ranked team in the country, when basically your whole season is riding on that one game, and come out with the W is so very impressive!
Though Brady Jardine had the highlight of the night, it was Tai Wesley who really made the idea of victory a reality.
"They were getting the best of me in the first half," Wesley said. "Coach took a little jab at me and said, 'You've been waiting for this your whole career. You're one-on-one, what are you doing?' The second half I came out and just played better."
I wrote in a previous post that it would be essential for Wesley and the other big men to have a good game and they did! The team shot 50% from the floor and only attempted 6 three-pointers compared to the loss at Idaho when 28 three's were jacked up and only 33% of the total shots fell. The Aggies definitely work better when their offense goes through the post positions.
The win should secure a spot for the Aggies in the NCAA tournament even if they somehow falter again down the road, but more than a spot, I think this win gives the Aggies the confidence they need to win a game in the tournament against a high quality opponent come March.