Nebraska Upsets No. 16 Texas, 58-55
Feb. 7, 2009
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -Ade Dagunduro made a rare 3-pointer with 50 seconds left and finished with 17 points to help Nebraska overcome a 12-point deficit in the second half and upset No. 16 Texas 58-55 on Saturday.
It was the third straight loss for Texas (15-7, 4-4 Big 12).
Nebraska (15-7, 5-4) took sole possession of fourth place in the league with its third straight win, with students rushing the floor and chanting "Go Big Red" after the final buzzer.
It looked as if the Longhorns were in full control after going on a 24-4 run spanning the end of the first and start of the second halves.
But the Huskers went on a 16-3 spurt over a five-minute stretch of the second half to lead 48-45. Cookie Miller made a long 3-pointer just before the shot clock ran out to give the Huskers a 46-45 lead with 6:18 left.
Toney McCray put Nebraska up 53-52 with 1:43 left, and then he came up with a big rebound after an A.J. Abrams miss.
Then Dagunduro, who hadn't attempted a 3-pointer in three games and had made only five all season, launched one from the left wing to give the Huskers a four-point lead in the final minute.
Abrams led Texas with 16 points. Damion James added 13 and Johnson 12.