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Huskers’ Season Ends in NCAA First Round Defeat to Texas A&M

The Nebraska men’s basketball team saw their remarkable season come to a close with a 98-83 loss to Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament First Round at FedExForum on Friday night.

Despite a valiant effort, the No. 8 seed Huskers (23-11) were unable to overcome No. 9 seed Texas A&M (21-14) in a highly competitive matchup. The Aggies now advance to the second round to face the winner of No. 1 Houston and No. 16 Longwood.

Leading the charge for the Huskers was Brice Williams, who delivered a team-high 24 points alongside four rebounds and four assists. Keisei Tominaga also made a significant contribution with 21 points, including five 3-pointers, while Josiah Allick recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

In a fast-paced start to the game, the Huskers took an early lead, but Texas A&M rallied back to close the first half with a decisive 58-44 advantage. Despite several attempts to narrow the gap in the second half, the Huskers were unable to regain control as Texas A&M secured the victory.

Although the Huskers fought hard, Texas A&M’s sharp shooting proved to be the difference, with the Aggies finishing 13-of-23 from beyond the arc, their best 3-point shooting performance of the season.

As the season concludes, the Huskers can take pride in their achievements, including their second-most wins in school history and their highest scoring average since 1995-96. Despite the disappointment of this defeat, the team has much to celebrate and can look forward to building on their success in the seasons to come.

Stay tuned to for more coverage and analysis as we reflect on the memorable moments of the season and look ahead to the future of Nebraska basketball.

Key Notes:

  • Nebraska concludes the season with the second most wins in school history.
  • Brice Williams leads the team with 24 points, his third consecutive 20-point game.
  • Keisei Tominaga matches his career high with five made 3-pointers.
  • Josiah Allick records his second double-double of the season.

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