Husker Heartbreaker in Lincoln

Did you hear that faint noise as the final seconds ticked down on the Nebraska Cornhuskers Tuesday night? It was heard just as Josh Carter sunk a game-winning three-pointer as time expired to give Texas A&M the win at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

It was the sound of a bubble popping on the Huskers. That bubble would be any hopes the Huskers had of making an NCAA tournament appearance.

Carter's three-pointer was made possible after a rebound by Ade Dagunduro and, in an attempt to expire the clock, he threw the ball down court and it went out of bounds with 5.4 seconds left. Steve Harley stepped out of bounds when he tried to save the ball.

The Huskers fouled immediately and left A&M two seconds left to make a shot, and they did in a stunning fashion.

The loss came after the Huskers led by as much as 18 points in the second half. Coach Sadler said after the game that the Huskers just got to comfortable.

"I told my coaches at half-time that we were making an awful lot of shots, and that it looked like we were getting comfortable," Sadler said. "We went out in the second half and gave them 21 points with over ten minutes to go in the game and you can't beat a good team like that. We didn't execute, and that was my fault."

With the loss, the Huskers drop to 6-7 in the Big 12, good for the 8th place spot, while A&M goes to 6-7 as well but jumps ahead of the Huskers.

Tonight's loss left the Huskers asking themselves where they go from here. Senior Ade Dagunduro said the team was at the lowest of lows, but needed to get ready for this Saturday's game against Kansas State in Manhattan.

"This is beyond my toughest loss ever," Dagunduro said. "I had a tough time talking to the guys being a senior leader I couldn't even gather words to say. I just had to pat everybody on the back, because I was not prepared for this situation. The fact of the matter is, it happened, we have to figure out a way to move on, and get ready for Kansas State."

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