The last time Texas A&M men’s basketball team won an NCAA tournament game was in 1980, where they beat North Carolina and their vaunted “Four Corners” defense in double OT. That year ended with a loss to eventual national champion Louisville in the Sweet Sixteen.
No, wait. The last time Texas A&M men’s basketball team won an NCAA tournament game was last night, where the #12 seed Aggies upset #5 seed (and 2003 national champion) Syracuse, 66-58. Sure, the second half got a little hairy, especially when the Ags—after opening up an 11-point lead—went about five minutes without scoring a bucket to let Syracuse back into the game. And sure, the game didn’t end til after midnight on the east coast, meaning getting up for work this morning sucked just a little more than usual. But it’s been almost 20 years since A&M has played a meaningful game this late in March, so ask me if I care.
Next up is #4 seed LSU for a shot at another Sweet Sixteen berth. After that (assuming there is an “after that”)—who knows? But it’ll be fun finding out.