Men's Hoops Wins Fourth Straight Behind Prewitt's 26 points
May 21, 2001
Sydney, Australia--The Arizona State men's basketball team won its fourthgame in five days on its Australian Tour with a 106-79 win over theAustralian Institute of Sport, as five Sun Devils were in double-digits ina game that was tied after one period.
The game was an up-tempo game as AIS had several good athletes, as its teamwas made up of the best 18-and-under players in Australia, many of themabove 6-7, and four 12-minute quarters were played. AIS jumped out to anearly lead and the scored was tied at 29 after the first period as AIS was11-of-19 (.579) from the field. But Tanner Shell opened the second quarterwith consecutive three-pointers and then Chad Prewitt added a three-pointplay and ASU never looked back and led by as much as 30 (73-43). ASUoutscored AIS 30-7 in the second period.
AIS cut the lead to 16 at one point but ASU put the game away in the secondhalf with 56.3 percent shooting (18-of-32). ASU also was 7-of-18 (.389)from the three-point stripe and outscored the AIS bench 35-26.
Chad Prewitt led ASU with 26 points on 11-of-13 shooting, including 2-of-3from the three-point stripe. He also added six boards. Shawn Redhage posted20 points off the bench, while Tommy Smith added 14 points and 11 rebounds.Awvee Storey added 13 points and six boards while Kyle Dodd had 10 pointsand five assists.
Donnell Knight suffered a mild concussion early in the second period aftertaking an elbow to the head while trying to grab a rebound. Knight had fiverebounds in just under six minutes of playing time.
ASU is scheduled to play again on Friday, May 25, at the AustraliaBasketball Complex against the Cairns Marlins at 8 p.m. (3 a.m. on Fridayin Phoenix). Cairns is about a three-hour plane ride north of Sydney, andASU will head to Cairns on Wednesday, May 23. ASU returns to Phoenix onSaturday, May 26.