Washington Falls To ASU, 69-48
Feb. 24, 2005
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Kristen Kovesdy and Aubrey Johnson each scored 14points to lead Arizona State past Washington 69-48 Thursday night, snapping theHuskies' three-game winning streak and holding on to a share of fourth place inthe Pac-10.
Johnson had four points for the Sun Devils (19-8, 11-6) during a 9-0run that gave Arizona State 44-30 lead with 14:29 left. The Sun Devils, which havewon four of their last five, then went on a 15-6 run to open up a 61-42advantage with 6:53 left.
Cameo Hicks had 14 points to lead Washington (12-15, 8-9).
With the win, Arizona State remains tied with Arizona for fourth placein the conference and one game left in the regular season.
On Thursday, the Sun Devils shot 61 percent (30 of 49) from the field --their best percentage of the conference season -- to overcome 27 turnovers. TheHuskies committed 24 turnovers themselves, from which Arizona State scored 27points.
The teams combined for 27 turnovers in the first half but the SunDevils scored the last five points to take a 33-23 halftime advantage.
Washington made just 18 of 59 field goals (31 percent) against theconference's best scoring defense, which came into the game allowing 53.6pointsper game.