Buzzer-Beater Pushes TAMU Past Nebraska

Josh Carter s buzzer-beating 3-pointer gave Texas A&M a 57-55 come-from-behind win over Nebraska Tuesday.

The Aggies (20-8, 6-7 Big 12) fell behind by 18 early in the second half. But Nebraska (16-10, 6-7) scored just seven points in the final 14 minutes and made only two field goals in the last 16:52.

The Aggies scored 10 of the game's final 11 points.

It all came down to the last five seconds after Nebraska turned the ball over under the Aggies' basket.

A Nebraska foul gave the Texas A&M the ball out of bounds with 2.6 seconds left. Carter received the inbounds pass and swished a 25-footer from the top of the key as time ran out. Carter led Texas A&M with 11 points and Davis had 10 for the Aggies.

Ade Dagunduro led Nebraska with 16 points.

Nebraska's Cookie Miller missed a pair of free throws with 19.5 seconds left and the teams each turned the ball over twice before Texas A&M got a final possession.

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Trailing 48-30 after Nebraska s Brandon Richardson hit a pair of free throws with 14:21 left, the Aggies outscored Nebraska 15-2 over the next seven minutes.

Donald Sloan s steal, dunk and free throw cut the Husker lead to 48-40 with 9:19 remaining, and the Aggie closed to within five on Bryan Davis layup with 7:44 remaining.

Nebraska got a driving layup from Miller to break its scoring drought with 6:05 remaining. But the Huskers didn t score again until Ryan Anderson hit a free-throw line jumper with 2:11 left, giving Nebraska a 54-47 lead.

Texas A&M continued to cut into the Nebraska lead, outscoring the Huskers 7-1 to get within 55-54 on Davis short inside shot with 53.9 seconds left.

The Huskers struggled offensively in the second half, shooting just 25 percent (5-for-20) from the field and 1-for-6 from 3-point range. The Aggies dominated the boards 37-27.

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