The game was over. I turned it off, disappointed that SEC basketball was going to be without a single representative in the Sweet 16.
Paging Greg Sankey. Basketball panic button had been hit.
And then it happened. Down 12 points with 44 seconds to play, Texas A&M completed the greatest comeback in the history of college basketball to force overtime against Northern Iowa.
From there, the Aggies couldn’t lose. It took two overtimes, but Texas A&M was able to pull away for a 92-88 victory in the most unthinkable fashion.
12 points. 44 seconds. Just unreal.
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2016
How could you possibly pick against a team that just did that? I wouldn’t bet against the Aggies going forward. Clearly the basketball powers-that-be are on their side.
Danuel House did his thing. Alex Caruso did his thing. The entire squad did its thing.
Texas A&M has been fun to watch all season. This was just another reason why. Of course, we probably shouldn’t expect to see this kind of finish any time in the near future.
People have tried to write thousands of words explaining how the Aggies pulled off this miracle. That many words aren’t necessary.
Two words are all you need: March Madness.