Sun Devils Roll Past Broncos, 68-63

Dec. 22, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Ike Diogu scored 21 points, grabbed 18 rebounds andblocked a career-best seven shots to lead Arizona State past Santa Clara 68-63Wednesday night.

Diogu was 7-of-13 from the field and grabbed 17 defensive rebounds as theSun Devils (9-1) took advantage of the Broncos' 35 percent field goal shooting(23 of 66).

Santa Clara (7-5) missed shots in the final minute after getting within66-63 with 25.4 seconds remaining on Ethan Rhode's 3-pointer.

But Arizona State made two of four free throws and Kyle Bailey was calledfor traveling with 14 seconds left to keep the Broncos from getting any closer.

Bailey led Santa Clara with 22 points while Travis Niesen added 14.

Steve Moore had 12 points and Serge Angounou added 11 for the Sun Devils,who have won seven straight for the first time since the 1980-81 season.

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