Five players on the floor functioning as one single unit: team, team, team - no one more important that the other.
If you would have told me a year ago that the Aggies would make the Sweet 16, I would have thought that would be a successful season.
However, losing to Memphis last night in the Alamodome in San Antonio left me severely disappointed. I don't think I would be alone in saying expectations were higher, and not just among the Aggie faithful.
But, hey, thanks to Coach Gillispie for raising the bar so that "just" making the Sweet 16 is a disappointment.
Round 1: Aggies 68, Pennsylvania Quakers 52
Round 2: Aggies 72, Louisville Cardinals 69
Round 3: Mephis 65, Aggies 64
Historically, I have had only a passing interest in college basketball and the phenomenon known as March Madness. If my apathy would wane, I would pick as many out of Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and North Carolina as I could to make the Final Four.
Last year, my interest peaked because the Fightin' Texas Aggie Basketball team make the NCAA Tournament. By the way, did you know we had a basketball team. I didn't until last year.
Last year they were *THIS* close to beating LSU, who won with a miraculous three-pointer at the buzzer. What can you do?
This year, many see the Ags as a lock for the Elite 8 and even some as probable for the Final Four.
What are your Final Four?
Me? I'm glad you asked. It won't be easy for the Ags to get past Ohio State (30-3), but that Acie Law IV is quite the clutch player for the Ags, so I'm in.
SOUTH - (3)Texas A&M (over Ohio State)
EAST - (1)North Carolina (Georgetown)
WEST - (1)Kanas (over UCLA)
MIDWEST - (2)Wisconsin (upset over Florida)
Sadly, I think the Ags fall to NC who meets a Kansas team who beats Wisconsin.
I got NC over KS in the Final. Who's with me?