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Wright, No. 17 Cincinnati beat Alabama 58-56


CINCINNATI (AP) - Cashmere Wright's fadeaway jumper from the baseline at the buzzer gave No. 17 Cincinnati a 58-56 victory over Alabama on Saturday in a matchup of unbeaten teams that play shutdown defense.

In the final seconds, Cincinnati (7-0) was a bit better.

Trevor Releford had a chance to give Alabama (6-1) the lead, but Justin Jackson swatted away his driving jump shot. Cincinnati got the rebound and called timeout with 6 seconds left.

Wright took the inbound pass at midcourt, drove to the left side of the basket and hit his shot over the outstretched arm of 7-foot center Moussa Gueye.

JaQuon Parker and Sean Kilpatrick had 13 apiece for Cincinnati. Trevor Lacey led Alabama with 16.

Cincinnati opened the game with a 17-4 run, but the Crimson Tide regrouped and kept it tight throughout the second half, which featured five ties and eight lead changes.

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