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Nebraska knocked out of men’s NCAA Tournament after 98-83 lost to Texas A&M



Nebraska knocked out of men’s NCAA Tournament after 98-83 lost to Texas A&M
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WOWT) – Nebraska once more fell quick in its bid to choose up the varsity’s first win within the males’s NCAA Event on Friday, struggling a 98-83 loss on the finish of Texas A&M (25-11).

The Huskers (23-11) didn’t have a solution for the Aggies’ versatile and relentless offensive assault. Texas A&M had three gamers with 20+ factors. Wade Taylor IV led the best way with 25, whereas Manny Obaseki had 22 and Tyrece Radord chipped in 20 factors and 10 rebounds.

Nebraska’s shined per ordinary, with Brice Williams scoring 24 and Keisei Tominaga including 21, however each time the Huskers started to climb again into the sport, the Aggies answered.

Texas A&M dominated the boards all through the night time, out-rebounding the Huskers 40-28, together with a 15-7 margin on the offensive glass.

It was a monumental season for Nebraska — with a top-three end within the Massive Ten and a March Insanity look — nevertheless it involves an finish within the first spherical, and the Huskers stay the one energy convention college with out a win within the males’s NCAA Event; now 0-8 all-time.



Head coach Fred Hoiberg’s squad is making their first look on the nationwide stage since 2014 when Tim Miles was the group’s head coach. Now, this Husker group — led by the scintillating, electrifying Keisei Tominaga — will look to make historical past as the one Nebraska males’s basketball group to win an NCAA Event sport.

The Huskers are 0-7 all time in March Insanity.

Hoiberg is aware of what it takes to win in March, having been to 4 tournaments because the coach of Iowa State, and he believes his Husker squad is provided to offer Nebraska followers an opportunity to have fun a match victory for the primary time ever.

“I’m assured,” Hoiberg mentioned in his press convention Thursday. “Our group has been by way of rather a lot. We’ve been by way of loads of highs and lows. And I do assume we’re taking part in nearly as good as we’ve performed all 12 months proper now.”


  • WHEN: 5:50 p.m., Friday, March 22
  • WHERE: FedEx Discussion board, Memphis, Tenn.
  • LISTEN: Huskers Radio Community
  • VEGAS ODDS: Texas A&M +1.5, O/U 148.5

Tominaga is a large a part of that success. He averaged slightly below 15 factors per sport as Nebraska’s main scorer by way of the common season.

Now, the 6-foot-2, 179-pound Japanese sharpshooter has an opportunity to turn out to be a figurehead of this 12 months’s match for a nationwide viewers that’s at all times ravenous for a darling to get behind.

“I’m so pleased with [Tominaga’s] progress over the past couple years,” Hoiberg mentioned. “His first 12 months at Nebraska, there have been some video games he simply couldn’t play. He simply acquired overwhelmed by physicality. Now, he doesn’t again down type anyone. he’s at all times gonna go on the market and offer you an effort. I’m simply pleased with him for every part he’s executed to make him the kind of participant he’s now.”

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