No. 14 Sun Devils Fall To No. 9 Xavier, 59-46

Nov. 21, 2009

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CINCINNATI (AP) -Freshman Katie Rutan made three consecutive 3s during a first-half run that put Xavier ahead to stay, and had a steal and layup that ended No. 14 Arizona State's comeback and sent the ninth-ranked Musketeers to a 59-46 victory on Saturday.

Xavier (2-0) never trailed after Rutan came off the bench to lead a 13-point run. She also had a steal and layup after the Sun Devils (2-1) cut the lead to 38-36 in the second half.

Xavier pulled away by holding the Sun Devils to one basket in the next 11 minutes.

Rutan finished with 13 points. Amber Harris had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Xavier, which was playing with the highest ranking in school history.

Danielle Orsillo led Arizona State with 11 points on 4-of-15 shooting.

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