No. 9 UCLA Falls to No. 15 ASU in OT
Jan. 17, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Harden scored 24 points, Jeff Pendergraph added 18 and No. 16 Arizona State rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to beat No. 9 UCLA 61-58 in overtime Saturday, snapping the Bruins' 10-game winning streak.
The Sun Devils (15-3, 4-2 Pac-10) split on their trip to Los Angeles, having lost 61-49 at Southern California on Thursday night, when Harden was held to a season-low four points on 0-for-8 shooting.
Arizona State coach Herb Sendek earned his first win over UCLA in five tries.
Both teams were mistake-prone in the overtime that began with a 54-all tie.
Pendergraph dunked, then Collison made two free throws for another tie. Freshman Jrue Holiday fouled Harden, who missed the first and made the second for a 57-56 lead. Alfred Aboya hit a jumper from the right side that put the Bruins back in front 58-57 with 54 seconds to play.
But Harden made a layup and Aboya fouled Derek Glasser, who made both for a 61-58 lead.
In regulation, the Sun Devils closed to 47-43 on five free throws to go with a basket by Harden.
Then Collison hit a jumper, Shipp made a 3-pointer - his only field goal of the second half - and Roll scored for the Bruins' first double-digit lead, 54-43.
Harden and Pendergraph weren't done yet. They combined to run off nine straight points and get the Sun Devils within two with 3:33 remaining. In that stretch, Collison and Shipp missed shots and Roll airballed a 3-pointer.
Both teams struggled to score from there on. Harden missed a layup and picked up his fourth foul at UCLA's end. Collison was particularly cold, missing a 3-pointer and a short jumper.
Shipp fouled Harden with 22 seconds left, and the Pac-10's leading scorer made both to tie the game at 54. Collison dribbled between his legs, bobbed and weaved, then put up a jumper that clanked off the rim to force overtime.
Shipp picked scored 10 of UCLA's final 14 points to leave them trailing 27-25 at halftime. He briefly guarded his younger brother, Jerren, who ended up scoring on his big brother.