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Georgetown pulls out 57-55 win over No. 12 Alabama

Alabama forward Nick Jacobs (15) defends as Georgetown forward Otto Porter (22) shoots in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tuscaloosa, Ala.,  Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. Alabama forward Nick Jacobs (15) defends as Georgetown forward Otto Porter (22) shoots in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tuscaloosa, Ala.,  Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Robert Sutton)
By John Zenor
AP Sports Writer / December 2, 2011
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—Hollis Thompson hit a long 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left to lift Georgetown to a 57-55 win over No. 12 Alabama on Thursday night, ending the Crimson Tide's 24-game home winning streak.

Jason Clark, who had 22 points, dribbled up the court and practically handed off to Thompson in front of the Hoyas' bench. Thompson drilled it to give Georgetown (6-1) its second win in three games over a team ranked in the Top 12.

Alabama (7-1) had taken its second lead of the second half on Trevor Releford's two free throws with 13 seconds remaining.

The Tide rallied from a nine-point deficit over the final 3 minutes. Thompson hit the final two baskets for Georgetown, which also beat then-No. 8 Memphis in overtime last week.

Tony Mitchell scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half for Alabama.

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