West 92, East 91
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Oklahoma’s Tim McCalister hit a 17-foot fade-away jumper at the buzzer to give the West squad a 92-91 victory over the East in the annual East-West All- America game Sunday.
Navy’s David Robinson, the nation’s Player of the Year, scored 24 points, including a skyhook rebound with eight seconds left in the game that gave the East a 91-90 lead.
After a timeout with six seconds left, the West whipped two passes and found McCalister open on the left baseline for the winning shot.
The West led 86-79 with 5:44 left in the game, but Horace Grant of Clemson and Bruce Dalrymple of Georgia Tech led a 10-4 run that made it 90-89 in the West’s favor ith 1:09 remaining.
Dalrymple had four points in the run and Grant had three.
After an exchange of tunovers, the East got the ball with 17 seconds left. Tyrone Bogues, the 5-foot-3 guard from Wake Forest, dribbled through the pack in the lane and put up a layup that bounced off the iron.
Robinson, 7-1, grabbed the rebound and lofted a soft hook over Chris Welp of Washington, 7-0, to give the East its brief 91-90 lead.
Robinson was named Outstanding Player of the game, sponsored annually by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
McCalister finished with 15 points. Kevin Johnson of California had 12 points for the West, Donald Moten of Florida had 11, and Donald Royal of Notre Dame 10.
Grant had 18 for the East, and Dalrymple had 13.
Robinson also had 13 rebounds, highest total of the game. Grant had 12. Robinson played 18 minutes of the game, as both coaches, MJike Krzyzewski of Duke for the East and Denny Crum of Louisville for the West, tried to distribute playing time equally among their 10-man rosters.
Hansi Gnad of Alaska, a Division II all-America, led the West squad in rebounding with 10. Nikita Wilson of Louisiana State University and Ronnie Grandison of New Orleans had seven rebounds each for the West.