Saturday, February 7, 2009

We Finally Beat Texas In Something

Just got back from Lincoln. I am so proud of myself :) I made it up to my seat handicap be damned. It's 65 degrees out and I wasn't about to let this opportunity to see a game pass...


LINCOLN, Neb. -- With the shot clock winding down, Ade Dagunduro had no choice but to launch the 3-pointer that gave Nebraska a four-point lead in the final minute against No. 16 Texas.

"That's not usually my shot," Dagunduro said, "but it was desperation time."It's starting to become desperation time for Texas now.Saturday's 58-55 loss to the Cornhuskers was the third straight for a Longhorn team that has reached the Elite Eight two of the last three years.Texas (15-7, 4-4 Big 12) came into the game off home losses to Kansas State and Missouri by a combined eight points. The three-point loss dropped the Longhorns into the middle of the pack in the conference and marks the first time since 2004-05 that the Longhorns have dropped three straight."We've lost five or six games by one or two possessions," Texas coach Rick Barnes said. "We are what we are, and that's the bottom line. We haven't won those games, and we've lost some games on the last possessions where teams make plays on us, and you have to give them credit for it."Nebraska (15-7, 5-4), which took sole possession of fourth place with its third straight win, outplayed Texas with little more than their sheer will to win. The Huskers are a small team with only one player as tall as 6-foot-8. The Longhorns shuffled in three players who are 6-10 but outrebounded Nebraska just 34-30.

If Doc Sadler isn't Big XII Coach of the year...

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