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Cliff Alexander, Curie stunned by loss

After being deemed eligible for state tournament, Condors fall in overtime

Updated: March 5, 2014, 1:54 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- With 7 seconds remaining in his high school career, Cliff Alexander put his jersey over his head and stood on the Curie sideline, unable to watch it end.

When those 7 seconds were over, and the unthinkable happened -- Curie Metropolitan High School had actually lost to middling DuSable, 88-85, in overtime of its first playoff game -- the 6-foot-9 power forward collapsed to the ground.

An unmovable force moved to tears.

Eleven days before his season ended in the ...

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