Nebraska's women basketball won their first true road game in the NCAA tourney, beating Texas A&M 74-63 on their home floor to advance to the Sweet 16 in the 2013 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. The Huskers came into the game as a #6 seed, while the Aggies were #3.
The Huskers were down 14-6 early and battled back to tie the game at 16. Nebraska scored the next nine points and would lead the rest of the way as the closest Texas A&M came was a 32-30 score with 3:26 left in the first half. Nebraska's Rachel Theriot made an amazing turn around three pointer at the buzzer at half to extend the Nebraska lead to 43-32.
The Huskers were lead by Jordan Hooper and Lindsey Moore. Hooper had 21 points and while Moore added 20 points and 10 assists. The Aggies were lead by Adrienne Pratcher who had 17, while Kelsey Bone added 13.
Nebraska lead by as many as 16 points in the second half, but the Aggies wouldn't go away late and cut the score to 64-57 with three minutes left. The Huskers stopped the run with two clutch layups by Hailie Sample, then made six free throws to finish the game. Nebraska was 14-for-15 from the line while Texas A&M shot only two free throws for the game, making one.
The Huskers will face the winner of Oklahoma State and Duke. Those teams play tomorrow evening at Durham, North Carolina (Duke's home floor). Nebraska's next game will be on March 31st in Norfolk, Virginia.