Boxscore
Alabama 65, Oregon St. 62
Thursday, November 15, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - Michael Kitts, Wally Rutecki, Earl Walton
Attendance - 3857

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Alabama 35 30 65
Oregon St. 32 30 62

Recap


Alabama 65, Oregon State 62:
Rodney Cooper hit the tiebreaking 3-point basket from the left corner with 12.2 seconds left and the visiting Crimson Tide remained unbeaten while knocking off the Beavers in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Trevor Lacey scored 20 points and Trevor Releford added 12 for Alabama (3-0), which will meet Villanova in Friday's championship game. The Wildcats defeated Purdue 89-81 in overtime on Thursday.

Devon Collier scored 21 points to lead Oregon State (2-1), which committed 19 turnovers and received only three points from leading scorer Ahmad Starks.

Alabama scored the final four points of the first half and began the second half with a 12-2 run to open up a 47-34 advantage with 14:42 to play. The Crimson Tide led by 14 with under nine minutes left before the Beavers rolled off nine straight points.

Collier hit two free throws with 43 seconds left to tie the score at 62 before Cooper drained the decisive shot to cap his 12-point effort.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lacey has 11 3-pointers through three games after hitting 31 all of last season. … Starks averaged 25.5 points over his first two games before going 1 of 6 from the field against the Crimson Tide. … Releford had 10 first-half points as Alabama took a 35-32 lead.

Alabama Crimson Tide

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Rodney Cooper 26:00 5-11 2-5 0-1 2 0 2 2 3 0 2 0 12
Moussa Gueye 8:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 1 1 1 0 0
Trevor Lacey 34:00 7-13 4-7 2-2 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 20
Levi Randolph 19:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 3
Devonta Pollard 26:00 1-7 0-2 0-0 3 1 4 1 2 3 0 0 2
Trevor Releford 29:00 6-10 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 5 2 2 0 0 14
Andrew Steele 23:00 1-5 0-3 2-5 0 3 3 2 0 1 1 0 4
Nick Jacobs 19:00 3-6 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 3 1 1 0 6
Retin Obasohan 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Carl Engstrom 13:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 5 0 1 1 4
Dakota Slaughter 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-58 7-21 6-10 7 14 21 16 21 8 8 1 65
  44.8% 33.3% 60.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 8

Oregon St. Beavers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Angus Brandt 35:00 4-11 0-0 2-2 3 8 11 0 3 1 2 1 10
Joe Burton 18:00 3-3 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 3 3 0 4 0 8
Roberto Nelson 38:00 3-8 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 5 2 0 4 0 7
Eric Moreland 36:00 2-2 0-0 2-4 2 12 14 2 3 0 2 0 6
Ahmad Starks 30:00 1-6 1-5 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 3
Devon Collier 27:00 6-12 0-0 9-13 2 4 6 1 2 2 5 0 21
Challe Barton 12:00 2-2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 5
Jarmal Reid 4:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 22-46 3-10 15-21 7 28 35 14 16 4 20 1 62
  47.8% 30.0% 71.4% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 20
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