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O'Connell Stays Busy In Dunk Contest; 3-Point Shootout

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Alex O'Connell's last night in a Creighton uniform saw him finish third in the TaxAct Men's 3-Point Championship and tie for second in the first round of the Great Clips Slam Dunk Championship on Thursday evening at the 33rd annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships. The competition, hosted at Xavier University Louisiana's Convention Center, was televised live on ESPN.

O'Connell competed in the Applebee's Team Shootout to start the night, but his team did not hit the four baskets (lay-up, free throw, three-pointer, half-court shot) within the 24.