OR (16-2) shot a season-low.382 but held Arizona to.293 shooting - including a 2-of-18 stretch to open the second half. The Wildcats again went on a big run, again allowed the Ducks to rally.
From then on, Arizona would rely on ball control and free throws to put this one away for good!
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Shannon Evans scored seven of his 22 points in a late 10-0 run and No. 11 Arizona State held on to beat Oregon State 77-75 on Saturday. Cazorla added nine points with six assists, and Hebard added 14 points with six rebounds. "We stuck together, we talked about being more together on the court as a team and I'm just super proud of that".
The next step comes Sunday when the Beavers host an Arizona team that has yet to win in the Pac-12 after the Wildcats (4-12, 0-5) lost at No. 8 OR 62-44 on Friday. Kodi Justice added 14 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Sun Devils, who were coming off an upset home loss to OR on Thursday night. However, the Beavers (12-4, 3-2 Pac-12) have now notched their sixth consecutive win over the Sun Devils.
No. 14 UCLA 81, Utah 74: Michaela Onyenwere and Jordin Canada scored 20 points each to lead UCLA.
Pinder actually started against the Ducks in the Pac-12 Tournament last season, though that was largely because Miller put him on Dillon Brooks instead of Lauri Markkanen, figuring that Brooks' craftiness could result in Markkanen picking up some early fouls. "We just try to use each other and feed off each other and I feel like that's what we did".
OR ranks 42nd in three pointers attempted per game (25.9) while Arizona ranks 229th (18.8).
Jackson State, which beat Texas Southern in overtime Saturday, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff are the only unbeaten teams in conference play.
OR dominated the Sun Devils in the paint, outscoring them by 22 inside while grabbing 15 offensive rebounds. OR had the ball stolen by Trier on the next play and was fouled on his layup attempt, hitting both free throws, which essentially sealed the game.
Malachi Flynn led Washington Statewith 24 points, including seven three-pointers.
"Those are some pretty big guys inside there", McIntosh said. "Like Keanu, he didn't play against Oregon State but the next trip in the Bay we're gonna need everybody". They also faced a zone against Oregon State on Tuesday, when they had 10 first-half turnovers.
Arizona would lead 41-38. It was a similar tale in the second half, as Arizona opened the half on a 10-2 run.
OR had the biggest lead in the game with an advantage of 20 at one point.
The game was high-scoring with plenty of highlight-reel plays, an awesome feat considering how many times the game was stopped by whistles. A ball was knocked away from Alkins by an OR player but the referees gave the Ducks the ball sending Miller into a frenzy.
What was good for UA was it outscored OR by 13 from the free-throw line, 34-21.
"I think this afternoon might have been our best win of the season, because this is a team that we really respect", Miller said.