Sun Devils Top Oregon State 76-59

Feb. 9, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Jeff Pendergraph scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Arizona State past Oregon State 76-59 Thursday night, handing the Beavers their fifth straight loss and seventh in the last eight games.

Kevin Kruger added 17 points and Bryson Krueger 14 points, five rebounds and four assists as the Sun Devils (9-12, 3-9 Pac-10) won for the just the third time in 12 games.

Oregon State (10-13, 3-9) was paced by Sasa Cuic's 23 points. Nick DeWitz added 16 points for the Beavers, all but three in the first half.

Pendergraph, who got his second career double-double, made a short hook and Kruger hit consecutive 3-pointers to give Arizona State a 57-40 lead with 12:13 remaining.

Oregon State never got closer than 14 from there.

Kruger was 5-of-8 from beyond the 3-point arc as the Sun Devils made a season-high nine 3-pointers and had a season-low eight turnovers.

Arizona State went on an 11-4 run to end the first half for a 38-29 en route to winning consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 21-22.

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