Oregon Ducks upset #11 Sun Devils in decisive fashion — ASU Men's Basketball

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In that one, Oregon State's Tres Tinkle logged 19 points and 12 rebounds.

11-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils, 76-72, on Thursday night, dropping ASU to 1-3 inside of Pac-12 Conference play.

Oregon State ranks 56th in steals per game (7.3) while Arizona ranks 83rd in steals allowed per game (6.1). Wichita State went ahead for good on a 15-0 run, part of a 36-9 avalanche to close the first half and drain the fight out of a once-feisty Minges Coliseum crowd. "Those teams are playing tremendous", Jackson-Cartwright said. On most possessions, they were struggling to get a clean look and create space, unlike the Ducks, who got it almost whenever they wanted.

Head coach Bobby Hurley felt that the blame was his, as he failed to put his players in a position to succeed.

"You think of teams like Washington State and Oregon State". Freshman Kezie Okpala added a career-best 21 points and Daejon Davis scored 15 on six-for-seven shooting for Stanford.

The Beavers shot 39.3 percent overall but 42.9 percent from 3-point range.

Kodi Justice had 21 points, Shannon Evans II 19 and Tra Holder finished with 14 for the Sun Devils.

The most surprising run of the game was the end of the first half when the Sun Devils lost the handle they had on the game.

The Wildcats found their offense in the second half, scoring 41 points in the game's final 20 minutes.

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How did OR get it done?

This sounds easy, but it's usually not because of the speed that defenses can recover.

Junior guard Elijah Brown and sophomore guard Payton Pritchard finished tied for the team high with 18 points for the Ducks.

The drive-and-kick resulted in a lot of open 3-pointers. The Beaves made 6 of 14 tries from beyond the arc.

When asked of where the game got away, Justice answered with the backboard.

"It was all of it, honestly".

Just when we thought we had the conference pecking order figured out, the Pac-12 did its thing, and most of the country is still clueless as to who is really in the conference.

"If we get those rebounds, we have a chance to push", Hurley said of the offensive rebounds for OR contributing to the lack of transition looks for his team. Beating one of them would give the Ducks an important win over a Top 20 team, which it now lacks on their postseason resume.

But OSU led for the entire first half and the first three minutes of the second half before the leads began to alternate. Colorado is 10th nationally in rebounds with 44.93 per game. OR worked on the inside and found ways to carve up the Sun Devils.