Sun Devils Stun No. 19 Wildcats
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Jill Noe scored 22 points and Arizona State held No. 19Arizona, the Pac-10's top offense, to 20 points below its average in a 73-58upset Thursday night.
The Sun Devils (12-6, 4-5) committed just six turnovers in the second halfto build on a 32-24 halftime lead. Arizona cut the Arizona State's lead to44-41 with 11:39 left but couldn't get closer.
Dee-Dee Wheeler had 14 points to lead the Wildcats (12-5, 6-3), who shot21-of-52 from the field for the game and didn't have an offensive rebound inthe first half.
Jenny Thigpin, in her first start of the season, helped hold Arizona'sShawntinice Polk, the conference's second-leading scorer, to 11 points, sevenbelow her average.
Polk didn't score a basket until there was 15:30 left in the game and was3-of-7 from the field before fouling out with 7:13 left. Thigpin and Polk, bothfreshmen, were teammates at Hanford (Calif.) High School.
Carrie Buckner scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Sun Devils.
Arizona State got out to an early 17-4 lead after Arizona missed five of itsfirst seven shots and made three quick turnovers in falling behind.
The Sun Devils outrebounded Arizona 22-10 in the first half and held Polk tojust one field goal attempt.