Buzzer Beating Three Pointer Lifts Beavers Over Vikings

Dec 18, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Brian Jackson hit a game-winning 3-pointer at thebuzzer from more than 30 feet as Oregon State defeated Portland State 53-50Tuesday night.

Philip Ricci's 23 points lead the way for the Beavers (5-1). Jacksoncontributed 15 points.

The Vikings (2-5) got 21 points and eight rebounds from Jeb Ivey, while SethScott added 13 points.

The game was tied at 13 at the 9:42 mark, but the Beavers hit only two oftheir last 11 shots of the half. PSU outscored Oregon State 15-6 to take a28-19 lead into the break.

OSU chipped away at the lead in the second half, overtaking the Vikings at9:01 when Ricci's hook shot over Steven Hamilton gave the Beavers a 36-35 lead.

The game went back and forth until Ivey hit two free throws with 27 secondsto give PSU a 50-47 lead. OSU's Chris Stephens hit a 3-pointer to tie the gamewith 16 seconds left.

The team reacts as Jackson's shot falls in for the winner.

The Vikings squandered their next possession when the ball bounced offBrandon Haughton and out-of-bounds with 3.6 seconds remaining.

Jackson in-bounded the ball to Lamar Hurd who pushed it up the floor anddumped it back to Jackson for the last shot. The 6-foot-9 forward launched ajumper that hit the rim and bounced high in the air before dropping in as thebuzzer sounded.

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