No. 15 Arizona State Edges Oregon, 44-43

Jan. 12, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Emily Westerberg broke Arizona State's cold spell with a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left, and the 15th-ranked Sun Devils beat Oregon 44-43 on Thursday night.

Jill Noe missed a jumper with 21 seconds to go, but Aubree Johnson came down with her 11th rebound and passed to Westerberg, who hit the long jumper that ended Arizona State's 11:13 drought without a field goal.

Oregon called a timeout with 8.9 seconds left and got off two shots. But Eleanor Haring missed in the paint and Chelsea Wagner missed a 16-footer, leaving the Ducks (10-5, 1-4 Pac-10) with their fourth loss in six games.

The Sun Devils (13-3, 4-2) shot 13.9 percent (5-of-36) in the second half.

Kristen Kovesdy had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Sun Devils, who avoided a third straight loss. Westerberg had nine points on 3-of-14 shooting.

Cicely Oaks led the Ducks with 10 points.

The Sun Devils led 30-24 at halftime, but that was their widest margin of the second half.

Oregon led three times in the half, the last at 43-41 on two free throws by Brandi Davis with 3:09 to play that ended the Ducks' scoring.

Kovesdy had four points during a 10-0 run that lifted Arizona State to a 24-15 lead with 7:42 left in the first half, but the Ducks cut the deficit to 25-22 with 4:57 to go.

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