Then St. Mary's started to make it a game. They buried back-to-back threes with 2:45 left to cut the game from twelve to six and get the gym bouncing. With the press on and Utah State threatening to decompensate, Jardine trailed the broken press, caught a pass coming through the middle, and flushed it on St. Mary's entire roster and effectively end the possibility of a come back.
That, of course, has nothing to do with X. In the grander scheme, though, March to November is too long to go without basketball. It's moments like that one that make following college basketball so great. The only reason I was watching the game was that I was up past my bed time and willing to sacrifice a little productivity at work to watch a meaningless west coast game. I can't wait to have that opportunity again.