DaVonté Lacy and Pac-12 All-Stars Win Opener
SHANGHAI – Washington State University men’s basketball rising-senior, DaVonté Lacy, scored 8 points, dished out 3 assists and had a team-high 8 rebounds as the Pac-12 All-Stars opened up their three-game tour of China with a 73-47 victory over the Chinese University All-Stars.
USC’s Nikola Jovanovic paced three players in double figures with 15 points, as he went 7-for-9 from the field and grabbed 4 boards. Lacy finished 2-for-5 from 3-point range and 3-for-9 from the field.
After only three days of practice, the Pac-12 squad did not have the cohesiveness that the Chinese team displayed during the first half. However, things changed once the second half got underway.
The Pac-12 team was firing on all cylinders in the third quarter, out-scoring the Chinese unit by 13 points and seizing control of the game. Bo Barnes of Arizona State and Andrew Andrews of Washington led the charge for the Pac-12 team, providing sparks off the bench. Andrews finished with 12 points.
When the final buzzer sounded, the Pac-12 team looked very sharp statistically on both ends of the floor, shooting 55 percent while limiting its opponent to 35 percent accuracy.
Jeremy Olsen of Utah chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds.
The Pac-12 All-Stars will be back in action tomorrow evening against the Jiangsu Dragons, a Chinese pro team.