Aggies fall 65-59 to Huskers

For the second time this season, the No. 22-ranked Texas A&M Aggies (20-7, 6-6 Big 12) lost their third game in a row, as the Aggies fell to Nebraska 65-59 in front of 11,207 at Reed Arena on Saturday afternoon.

For the second time this season, the No. 22-ranked Texas A&M Aggies (20-7, 6-6 Big 12) lost their third game in a row, as the Aggies fell to Nebraska 65-59 in front of 11,207 at Reed Arena on Saturday afternoon.

It was the Cornhuskers' second straight win over a ranked team, after defeating No. 25 Kansas State on Wednesday night.

It was another cold start for the Aggies, as Nebraska opened up a 20-12 lead after twelve minutes of play, and took a 32-25 halftime lead.

The Aggies pulled within one, 37-36, at the 14:10 mark in the second half.

The Huskers went on a 9-2 run to move back to an 8-point lead, 46-38, with 8:41 left in the game.

The Aggies used their own 9-2 run that was fueled by 3-pointers by Dominique Kirk and Donald Sloan to come back back and takr their first and only lead of the game, 53-50, with 4:40 left in the game.

The Huskers took a 57-55 lead on a backdoor layup by Aleks Maric with two minutes left to play. The Aggies tied it at 57 on a driving layup by Donald Sloan at the 1:41 mark.

A 3-point jumper by Sek Henry and three Husker free throws gave Nebraska an winning 63-57 lead with 17 second remaining.

It was a balanced Nebraska attack as four Huskers scored in double figures. Guards Steve Harley and Sek Henry each scored 11 points, while center Aleks Maric scored 10 points and pulled down 5 rebounds. Forward Chris Balham came off the bench to score 10 points.

Derrick Roland came off the bench to lead the Aggies in scoring with 13 points while DeAndre Jordan snagged 8 rebounds.

After three straight losses, on Monday Texas A&M will find itself out of the Top 25 for the first time in 37 weeks.

The Aggies backs are now truely up against the wall, with a 6-6 conference record and a tough 4 games left in the regular season.

Texas A&M will now look to turn things around when they host Texas Tech on Wednesday night.


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