Ducks Edged By Arizona State, 95-88
Jan. 6, 2002
By MEL REISNER
AP Sports Writer
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Chad Prewitt scored 18 of his career-high 27 points inthe second half, and Arizona State denied Oregon its first sweep of Pac-10games in the desert by beating the Ducks 95-88 Sunday night.
Prewitt, who also had a career-high 12 rebounds, elevated for a one-handed14-footer with 1:23 left that proved to be the winning basket, opening an 89-86lead.
Curtis Millage had a three-point play with 25 seconds to go after the SunDevils, who took a timeout with 36 seconds remaining, passed up the temptationto stall out a new shot clock.
Millage also made a free throw to finish with 17 points, and Kyle Dodd gotthe rebound of Oregon's last shot and made a triumphant dunk at the buzzer.
Kenny Crandall scored 14 for Arizona State (9-4, 2-2), hitting all fiveshots and his only free throw, and Tommy Smith had 10.
Robert Johnson had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Ducks (10-4, 3-1), whohad a six-game winning streak after beating No. 15 Arizona 90-80 Friday nightin Tucson.
But Ridnour, who had a career-high 23 points in that game, was 5-of-14 inthis game, and Jackson was 5-of-15. If not for shooting 34-of-43 from the line,the Ducks would have been blown out by a team they beat 103-90 in Eugene, Ore.,on Dec. 20.
The Sun Devils led by three points at halftime and never let the Ducksahead.
Oregon came within one point four times, the last on two free throws byJackson with 1:08 to go.
But with 36 seconds to go, Prewitt's missed 3-pointer went out of bounds offRidnour, and Arizona State kept the ball.
The Sun Devils made 11 of their first 15 shots, building a 13-point leadwith a 17-3 run.
Reserves Justin Allen and Awvee Storey capped it with a 3-pointer andbaseline jumper, respectinb.vely, lifting Arizona State to a 28-15 lead with11:21 left in the first half.
But the Ducks came back on free throws, cutting the deficit to 32-26 whenLever broke a 7:31 field-goal drought with a 3-pointer at the 8:29 mark.
That started a 14-4 run capped by Ridnour's 3-pointer for a 37-36 Oregonlead with 4:30 to go.
But Prewitt scored four points and Millage two down the stretch as the SunDevils took a 44-41 halftime lead.