KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Donald Sloan drained a 3-pointer in the final seconds of the first half to give him a team-high 12 points and the fourth-seeded Aggies a 37-28 lead. It was a big momentum shift as Nebraska was trying to cut Texas A&M's lead to two points in the final 30 seconds but turned it over to set up Sloan's bucket.
A&M got off to a quick 8-2 start and led by as many 12 points while playing without starting point guard Dash Harris (wrist). B.J. Holmes replaced Harris in the starting lineup and contributed eight points and two assists. Sloan and Holmes have combined to hit 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.
Nebraska shot 55.6 percent from the floor (10-of-18) but attempted eight fewer shots than the Aggies, who will get a rematch with No. 1 Kansas in Friday's semifinal if they put away the Cornhuskers.