Given that I've covered countless Aggie basketball games and personally experienced Spectrum Magic throughout the years, Saturday night must now be added to my list of "what did I just watch?
Who actually believed Utah State would win after the game's opening minutes? How about after ten minutes? And at the break?
As the first half came to a close, I told my colleague Jacob Nielson that the Aggies could have a shot if they could close the gap to 10 points.
Just ten days prior, the Aggies had trailed San Diego State by 16 points at the half before rallying to within one point. In my opinion, USU needs to beat Nevada by cutting the gap to 10.
Just before the half, the Wolf Pack made a shot, giving them a 15-point lead. Could the Aggies rally that much if Nevada's second-half shooting was so poor?
The comeback by USU was achieved flawlessly. Not just the students were on their feet when the Aggies entered the arena. The non-student fans stood for an unusually long time, in my opinion.
The Aggies had to respond, as players remarked after the game, and they did so by going on a 10-0 run to open the second half and regaining control of the game.
There was no better way to start the second half than with a 3-pointer by Max Shulga, who made it 13 seconds into the second half.