Sun Devils Fall In Holiday Classic

Dec. 29, 2000

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Anthony Jones scored a career-high 30 points and spurreda big second-half rally to lead the Ohio Bobcats to a 75-71 victory over theArizona State Sun Devils in the first round of Arizona State's four-teamHoliday Classic Friday night.

The Bobcats (5-4) will face Pepperdine - an 81-70 winner over Charlotte inthe other game - for the championship Saturday night.

Jones followed a 3-pointer by teammate Jon Sanderson with one of his ownwith 3:34 remaining to give the Bobcats their first lead of the game at 67-65.Arizona State (7-3) never regained the lead.

Brandon Hunter added 17 points for Ohio. Awvee Storey scored 18 and AltonMason had 17 for the Sun Devils.

Arizona State established control early, scoring 18 of the game's first 22points. By halftime, the Sun Devils led 38-24. Ohio committed 17 turnovers inthe first half.

The Sun Devils stretched their lead to 16 points early in the second halfbefore Ohio charged back into the game. Jones sealed the victory with two freethrows with 36 seconds left.

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