Sun Devils On Roll With Victory Over UC Riverside 75-59
Dec. 12, 2004
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Ike Diogu had 13 of his 19 points in the second half,and junior college transfer Bryson Krueger scored a season-high 23 points tolead Arizona State to a 75-59 win over UC Riverside on Sunday night.
Diogu, who scored in double figures for the 67th time in as many games, alsohad nine rebounds to lead the Sun Devils (7-1) to their best start since the1992-93 team went 8-1.
Rickey Porter had 17 points and Vili Morton 15 for the Highlanders (3-3).
Krueger had 19 points in the first half, and the Sun Devils closed with a12-2 run to take a 35-23 lead at the break.
Krueger was 5-for-6 on 3-pointers in the half, sinking his fifth with 1:27left to open the Sun Devils' first 12-point lead at 33-21.
The Highlanders opened the second half with a 13-6 run featuring Porter'sthree-point play and a 3-pointer 39 seconds later that cut the deficit to 41-36with 13:57 to go.
But Diogu had a three-point play, six other free throws and a putback as theSun Devils surged to a 63-42 lead with 7:30 remaining.