Sun Devils Take Out Trojans
By MEL REISNER
AP Sports Writer
TEMPE, Ariz. - Curtis Millage had 15 of his 27 points in the secondhalf, blunting Southern California's attempt to rally in a 108-78 win by theSun Devils on Thursday night.
Millage matched his career high, and freshman Ike Diogu came within onepoint of his season high with 26 points on 11-of-13 shooting from the floor.
Shawn Redhage, who had 29 points and eight rebounds last week againstWashington in the biggest game ever by an Arizona State non-starter, scored 16points and had 12 rebounds, helping the Sun Devils outrebound USC 42-28.
Tommy Smith had 15 points and Jamal Hill 12 as the Sun Devils (16-7, 8-4Pac-10) scored the most points in a non-overtime game in five seasons undercoach Rob Evans.
The Trojans (10-10, 5-6) had won three straight, but fell to 4-6 in the last10 games.
They needed a 16-10 run in the last 3:49 just to get within 58-30 athalftime.
The tension grew when Farmer was whistled for charging Diogu, only to havereferee Verne Harris reverse the call.
A fan threw ice onto the court, drawing a technical foul. But Farmer madeonly one of the free throws, getting the Trojans within 66-44 with 16:27 toplay, Farmer was called for charging four seconds later and the situation wasdefused when Millage started a 7-0 spurt with a 3-pointer with 16:07 to go.
Arizona State outscored USC 15-4 in the first 4:58, finishing with a jumperby Smith and three fast-break baskets after USC turnovers.
The Trojans continued to misfire, committing 10 turnovers in the first 10minutes, and Hill had a follow shot, 3-pointer and a free throw to send the SunDevils to a 33-9 lead with 7:50 left.
In a 1:44 span late in the half, Digou had two consecutive three-point playsand a layup after a spin move - the last one opening a 48-14 lead with 3:49remaining.
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