ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Ticker) -- Nate Robinson won't soon forget his Thanksgiving weekend in the 49th state.
Robinson scored 16 points and was among four players in double figures as No. 23 Washington won the Great Alaska Shootout by defeating No. 19 Alabama, 79-76.
Robinson, a former cornerback on the Huskies football team, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player after scoring 64 points with 11 rebounds and 15 assists in three games.
"As a team, we've matured," Robinson said. "Every guy brings it in practice. We play hard, practice hard and have fun. Our team is so deep. Everyone brings something special."
Alabama took a 33-24 lead with a 13-2 run with 3:34 left in the first half. But Washington (4-0) closed out the half on a 12-0 run to take a 36-33 lead at intermission.
The Huskies extended their lead to 64-55 before Alabama (4-1) began to chip away down the stretch.
Kennedy Winston hit a jumper with 4:14 left to pull the Crimson Tide with 74-71 before Bobby Jones buried a 3-pointer for Washington on the next possession. Jones scored 15 points.
Earnest Shelton scored 17 for the Crimson Tide, including back-to-back layups that brought Alabama within 79-76 with 1:45 left.
Chuck Davis led the Crimson Tide with 23, but he missed a short shot in the lane with 11 seconds remaining and Winston missed a desperation 3-pointer at the horn.
Will Conroy led Washington with 18 points.