ASU Falls To Oregon State, 88-66
Jan. 20, 2005
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - David Lucas scored 27 points and Nick DeWitz added 22on 9-of-9 shooting to lead Oregon State to an 88-66 win over Arizona State onThursday.
The Beavers (11-6, 3-3 Pacific Coast Conference) shot 62.5 percent in theirfirst full game under assistant Kevin Mouton, who filled in as coach Jay Johnreceives treatment for hypertension.
Diogu, the Pac-10 leader in scoring, rebounding and blocks entering thegame, carried the load for the Sun Devils in the first half, scoring 22 oftheir first 32 points.
His back-to-back 3-pointers gave Arizona State a 28-22 lead, but theBeavers' shooting kept them in the game. DeWitz made all five of his first-halfshots and Jason Fontenet hit all four of his as Oregon State took a 42-39 leadat the break.
Oregon State dominated the second half as Diogu's influence evaporated.Chris Stephens scored back-to-back baskets for the Beavers, increasing the leadto 61-48.
Arizona State called timeout, but the Beavers kept rolling. Lucas poweredinside for two points, J.S. Nash hit two free throws and Lamar Hurd fed DeWitzfor an alley-oop dunk that increased the lead to 19.
John was hospitalized this weekend in Seattle after leaving the Beavers'108-68 loss to Washington at halftime with chest pains and shortness of breath.He watched the game on a TV in the Gill Coliseum basement and may miss OregonState's Saturday game with Arizona.
Diogu, a junior forward, has scored in double figures in every game in hiscareer, a streak that has reached 77 games.
Hurd had nine assists for Oregon State.
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