Sun Devil MBB Falls in Season Finale at Utah, Pac-12 Tournament Next Starting Wednesday
SALT LAKE CITY – The short-handed Sun Devil men's basketball team fell to Utah 98-59 in the regular-season finale on Saturday afternoon
Three Sun Devils scored in double figures led by Alonzo Verge Jr. and Holland Woods, who scored 13 points each. Jalen Graham added 11 points for the Sun Devils (10-13, 7-10).
Jaelen House, who scored nine points, led ASU's rebounding effort with seven boards. Remy Martin added eight points and led the team in assists (four) and had two steals.
The Sun Devils struggled from the floor, knocking down only 38 percent of their shots and 23 percent of their attempts from long range. Averaging 7.5 triples coming into Saturday's game, the Sun Devils were only able to knock down three 3-pointers on Saturday.
The Utes (11-12, 8-11) connected on 59 percent of their shots, and shot 58.6 percent in the first half and 59.5 percent in the second half.
Verge scored all 13 of his points and dished out two assists in the first half. House pulled his own adding four rebounds and two steals before halftime. The Sun Devils were able to keep the game within 13 points going into the half.
Notable second half performances include Woods, who added nine points and two assists, and Martin, who scored all eight of his points over the final 20 minutes. It was only the second time in the last 10 games that Martin did not score 20 or more points.
Arizona State will now prepare for the Pac-12 Tournament next week in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena. Although official tournament seeding is not available yet, the Sun Devils are expected to play Washington State in the first round Wednesday at 1 p.m..