Sun Devils Fall at Home to Beavers, 67-59
Jan. 13, 2007
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Marcel Jones scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds as Oregon State defeated Arizona State 67-59 Saturday, snapping a four-game losing streak.
Sasa Cuic added 20 points for the Beavers (9-9, 1-4 Pac-10), who overcame an eight-point second half deficit to earn their first victory at Wells Fargo Arena since 1998.
Both teams struggled to score, especially from long range. Oregon State shot 26.3 percent from 3-point range and ASU hit only 18.2 percent from beyond the arc.
The Sun Devils needed a victory. Their next three games are at No. 4 UCLA, at USC and at No. 10 Arizona.
The Sun Devils led 33-27 at halftime, their first lead at intermission in eight games. But after making 12 of their first 24 shots from the floor, they hit only 11-of-41 the rest of the way. Arizona State missed 14 straight shots in the final minutes.
The Sun Devils held the Beavers without a point for a span of 6:33 that ended early in the second half. But the Sun Devils couldn't put Oregon State away because they made only 2-of-18 shots from the floor during the same stretch.
Trailing 35-27 early in the second half, the Beavers went on a 13-4 run to take a 40-37 lead with 12:51 remaining. Arizona State tied the game at 42-42 on Pendergraph's basket with 9:26 to play, but the Beavers went on a 10-4 run to take their biggest lead at 52-46 with 5:07 remaining.