Ducks Clipped By Alabama, 87-86

Dec. 20, 2003

Box Score

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kennedy Winston scored 27 points and made a jumper with 4.5seconds left to lift Alabama past Oregon 87-86 Saturday at the Las VegasShowdown.

Oregon's Luke Jackson nearly won the game for the Ducks at the buzzer, buthis running shot rimmed in and out.

A 3-pointer from Andre Joseph with 1:01 left gave Oregon an 86-83 lead in agame that featured nine ties and 13 lead changes.

But a Chuck Davis dunk and a defensive stop set the table for Winston'sheroics.

Earnest Shelton had 16 points for Alabama, Antoine Pettaway had 12 andThomas Emmett and Davis had 11 apiece.

Alabama (6-2) led 54-46 at the half, but Oregon (4-2) hit six second-half3-pointers and quickly erased the deficit.

The Ducks went on a 13-6 run over the first four minutes of the second halfand trailed 61-59.

Ian Crosswhite led Oregon with 21 points and eight rebounds. Joseph had 17and Jackson added 15 for the Ducks.

Alabama shot 58 percent in the first half, highlighted by back-to-back3-pointers from Emmett Thomas to take an 18-16 lead at the 12:52 mark.

Winston had 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting in the first half.

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