Sunday, February 22, 2009

A little more about yesterday in Moraga

Yes, it was in Moraga and the students there can get it going in their smallish venue but we never expected anyone to out-tough Utah State in the paint. Gary Wilkinson and Tai Wesley haven't been dominant of late but it's not like Omar Samhan and Diamon Simpson are the Fearsome Twosome. Samhan and Simpson are good college players -- very good at times -- but not necessarily dominators. No, the sky hasn't fallen in Logan but this loss more than likely means the Aggies better win the WAC tourney in order to weat Dancin' shoes. Do let us know if you see it differently and please provide why.

Here's Martin Renzhofer with his report on the contest:

St. Mary's dominates paint in victory
Martin Renzhofer
Salt Lake Tribune

Utah State, it appears, was more excited by the prospect of playing St. Mary's than it was about putting that emotion into action.

On Saturday afternoon, in front of a national ESPN audience in a BracketBuster matchup, the Aggies were busted, 75-64.

USU posts Gary Wilkinson and Tai Wesley could do nothing with SMC's hulking 6-foot-11 center Omar Samhan, who dominated the paint inside McKeon Pavilion. Meanwhile, Gaels guard Mickey McConnell was perfect from the field as he scored 22 points, nearly 16 more than his average...

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