Donald Sloan scored 23 points and Bryan Davis had a key three-point play at the 1:01 mark, enabling No. 23 Texas A&M to stave off upset-minded Nebraska 70-64 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament on Thursday.
Nebraska, trailing all game while trying to become the first No.
12 seed in Big 12 history to win two tournament games, cut the lead
to 62-58 with 1:35 left on Sek Henry's 3-pointer.
Davis then managed to get behind the Nebraska defense for a
layup, was fouled by Jorge Brian Diaz and make the free throw to
make it 65-58.
In Friday's semifinals, the Aggies (23-8) get a rematch with No.
1 Kansas, which beat them last month 59-54.
The Huskers (15-18), who lost all but two of their 16
regular-season conference games but beat No. 5 seed Missouri in the
first round, will sit out the NCAA tournament for the 12th straight