Has got to be the greatest college basketball game in Aggie history. And Sam Merrill, what do you say?

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Has got to be the greatest college basketball game in Aggie history. And Sam Merrill, what do you say?

Post by Aggiealum13 » March 7th, 2020, 5:40 pm

Maybe the greatest Aggie ever.
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Post by QuackAttackAggie » March 7th, 2020, 5:43 pm

Sam is the greatest ever.


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Post by AgTime » March 7th, 2020, 5:45 pm

Greatest Aggie of my lifetime.
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Post by brian5562 » March 7th, 2020, 5:46 pm

He’s the best I’ve seen.



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Post by frankiesaysrelax » March 7th, 2020, 5:47 pm

He’s THE most clutch player I’ve ever watched at USU.
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Post by QuackAttackAggie » March 7th, 2020, 5:48 pm

frankiesaysrelax wrote:He’s THE most clutch player I’ve ever watched at USU.
He missed a FT in the final minute for the first time.

He knew the best chance was him taking that 3 in a tie.

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Post by AggieFreak » March 7th, 2020, 5:52 pm

Un freaking believable. Sam Merrill has ice in his veins. The game is always in reach with him on our team.
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Post by aggies22 » March 7th, 2020, 5:54 pm

If Wayne was the best. Sam is a clear cut #2. He's left Jaycee in the dust.
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Post by seabass » March 7th, 2020, 5:54 pm

I had the same thought- greatest basketball win in Aggie history. Unbelievable.


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Post by ineptimusprime » March 7th, 2020, 5:57 pm

That was my favorite Aggie game ever. Now go win one in the big dance!!!!
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Post by LoveMyAggies » March 7th, 2020, 6:03 pm

I never got to watch Estes, and I never thought a player greater than Jaycee Carroll would play for Aggie Basetball in my lifetime.

If I could pick a player from any era and have him on my team. I would pick #1 Merrill #2 Carroll #3 Greg Grant #4 Wayne Estes #5 Tai Wesley. Bench: Tony Brown, Cornell green, Brian Jackson, Marv Roberts Jared Quayle, Mark Brown



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Post by Yossarian » March 7th, 2020, 6:05 pm

frankiesaysrelax wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 5:47 pm
He’s THE most clutch player I’ve ever watched at USU.
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Post by Bank Shot » March 7th, 2020, 6:07 pm

That shot was heard around the country. It was that sound of the bubble shrinking for all the poor souls that we that we would be part of for 8 days!



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Post by SLB » March 7th, 2020, 6:07 pm

I think Wanye Estes has that honor, but Merrill is truly great.
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Post by mcaggie1 » March 7th, 2020, 6:09 pm

aggies22 wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 5:54 pm
If Wayne was the best. Sam is a clear cut #2. He's let Jaycee in the dust.
You have great taste and wisdom the way you said that. At 71 years old I have seen a lot of Aggie basketball. It is hard for me to chose one over the other. Wayne did what he did in 75 games, which is in itself incredible.... and no 3 point shot. That almost makes him untouchable as the best ever. BUT, Sam has been incredible on a much bigger stage, and his winning shot today is the greatest moment IMO in Aggie history.

Who is best.....has to be even.
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Post by Aggiealum13 » March 7th, 2020, 7:05 pm

mcaggie1 wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 6:09 pm
aggies22 wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 5:54 pm
If Wayne was the best. Sam is a clear cut #2. He's let Jaycee in the dust.
You have great taste and wisdom the way you said that. At 71 years old I have seen a lot of Aggie basketball. It is hard for me to chose one over the other. Wayne did what he did in 75 games, which is in itself incredible.... and no 3 point shot. That almost makes him untouchable as the best ever. BUT, Sam has been incredible on a much bigger stage, and his winning shot today is the greatest moment IMO in Aggie history.

Who is best.....has to be even.
Thanks John for your fabulous, incredible son.
I agree which is why I was careful in my wording using "maybe" on the OP because there are some greats in the past who I haven't seen but should be given the proper respect in this manner. For sure, Merrill would be on the Mt. Rushmore of Aggie greats especially after today. This win will be iconic for years to come.
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Post by USUaggie » March 7th, 2020, 7:57 pm

LoveMyAggies wrote:I never got to watch Estes, and I never thought a player greater than Jaycee Carroll would play for Aggie Basetball in my lifetime.

If I could pick a player from any era and have him on my team. I would pick #1 Merrill #2 Carroll #3 Greg Grant #4 Wayne Estes #5 Tai Wesley. Bench: Tony Brown, Cornell green, Brian Jackson, Marv Roberts Jared Quayle, Mark Brown
Nate Williams would replace Tai in my starting 5.


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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » March 7th, 2020, 8:06 pm

He hit two of the deepest shots I've seen him take outside of buzzer beater attempts. The pull up was even deeper. But to make that shot, against that defender, with what was on the line, I just don't know how anyone can argue otherwise. Estes is the best ever the same way the Babe Ruth is honored in baseball. For the time he put up incredible numbers, but if you're like me and believe that sports and athletes have evolved to become bigger, faster, and more athletic then you have to be more impressed with Sam's #2 overall scoring and #2 overall assists, while also being our best defender.
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Post by gomretat » March 7th, 2020, 8:16 pm

USUaggie wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 7:57 pm
LoveMyAggies wrote:I never got to watch Estes, and I never thought a player greater than Jaycee Carroll would play for Aggie Basetball in my lifetime.

If I could pick a player from any era and have him on my team. I would pick #1 Merrill #2 Carroll #3 Greg Grant #4 Wayne Estes #5 Tai Wesley. Bench: Tony Brown, Cornell green, Brian Jackson, Marv Roberts Jared Quayle, Mark Brown
Nate Williams would replace Tai in my starting 5.


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Was thinking he same thing about Nate Williams. He was unbelievable. And as amazing as Sam is I think there is a very healthy debate for number 2 between Sam, Jaycee, and Grant. Estes still has to be number 1.



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Post by BLUERUFiO » March 7th, 2020, 8:19 pm

BOOM! Top ESPN headline.

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Post by slcagg » March 7th, 2020, 8:36 pm

BLUERUFiO wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 8:19 pm
BOOM! Top ESPN headline.

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They also have sams shot as the top highlight and it has scottys call which I missed because I was watching it.



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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » March 7th, 2020, 8:39 pm

slcagg wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 8:36 pm
BLUERUFiO wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 8:19 pm
BOOM! Top ESPN headline.

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They also have sams shot as the top highlight and it has scottys call which I missed because I was watching it.
I liked the CBS call better.



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Post by Aggie_CEE » March 8th, 2020, 1:03 pm

Scotty's call was great all game. I'm in San Diego at mission Beach today and am loving having my USU apparel out today!



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