FAIRBURY, Neb. -- The night is finally here. The Huskers will play its first round game against Texas A&M from Memphis to try and make history. 

Despite the team being across the country, fans have set up watch parties, here specifically, at the Elks Lodge in Fairbury to watch the team and hopefully, celebrate a win. 

They are hoping to celebrate history, if the Huskers can win an NCAA tournament game for the first time in program history. 

“I feel good. I mean, it’s been 10 years since we’ve been here before. I think we’re in a better position to win this game than we’ve been in a long time,” said Ross Boeckner, Nebraska Fan.

Residents from Fairbury showed up to the Elks Lodge to cheer on the Huskers and create a home court atmosphere, despite the team being across the country. 

“It feels good. It will feel like we are at a game, because we have got a lot of fans here watching the game together,” said Boeckner. “I think it’s going to be a lot of fun watching it and cheering them on and I think we have got a really good shot. If we win, I think we will celebrate.”

For life long Husker fans, like Doyle Buchmeier, it would be an incredible feeling not only for him but for the University, if the Huskers win a tournament game.

“It would mean the world to me because they have been there not too many times. But it would be great if they can get over the hump and win a game,” said Doyle Buchmeier. “It would set a persistence for the program. It would help out in recruiting and what not.”

Nebraska will try to beat Texas A&M tonight. They will be hoping to play Sunday in the second round against the winner of Longwood and Houston.

The Huskers are hoping to make some program history tonight against the Aggies.