Carter shot lifts Ags over Nebraska 57-55

Texas A&M came back from 18 down and Josh Carter hit long range shot at the buzzer to lift Aggies over Nebraska, 57-55, for their third win in a row. Carter celebrates with teammates Bryan Davis and Donald Sloan (left). The Aggies' 2009 NCAA tourney hopes live on !

Josh Carter nailed a 25-foot jumper from the top of the key as time expired to give Texas A&M a come-from-behind 57-55 Big 12 road win over Nebraska on Tuesday night in Lincoln.

It was the first Aggie lead since holding a 5-4 lead four minutes into the game.

The Aggies and Huskers were tied 18-all with 8:12 left in the first half before Nebraska went on a 19-6 run to take 37-24 halftime lead.

Nebraska extended their lead to 18 points in the second half, a margin they held as late as the 14:02 mark, 48-30.

For the next twelve minutes the Aggies chipped away at the Husker lead, outscoring Nebraska 17-6, but Nebraska still held a 7-point lead 54-47 with 1:42 left in the game.

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.

A Nebraska foul gave the Texas A&M the ball out of bounds with 2.6 seconds left, still trailing 55-54.

Josh Carter received the inbounds pass and swished a 3-pointer from the top of the key as time ran out.

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

Nebraska (16-10, 6-7) scored just seven points in the final 14 minutes and made just two field goals in the last 16:52.

Carter led Texas A&M with 11 points and Bryan Davis had 10 for the Aggies. Ade Dagunduro led Nebraska with 16 points.

Texas A&M (20-8, 6-7 Big 12) wins its third game in a row to keeps its hopes alive of receiving an NCAA tourney invite.

The Aggies host Iowa State (14-14, 3-10 Big 12) on Saturday afternoon. Iowa State upset Baylor, 71,62, on Tuesday night.

 


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