Pullman, WA (AP) - Jahii Carson
scored a game-high 25 points and Carrick Felix posted a double-double
as the Arizona State Sun Devils escaped with a 63-59 victory over the
Washington State Cougars in Pac-12 action at Beasley Coliseum.
Felix had 11 points to match 11 rebounds and Even Gordon added 13
points for Arizona State (17-4, 6-2 Pac-12) which has won three
Brock Motum also had a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds for
Washington State (11-10, 2-6) which has lost three of its last four.
Royce Woolridge had a team-high 16 points, Mike Ladd added 14 and
Dexter Drew- Kernich chipped in 10 off the bench for the Cougars as
At halftime the Cougars had a slim 28-26 lead. Washington State shot
41.7 percent from the field in the period and hit 7-of-14 shots from
beyond the arc. The Sun Devils shot just 32.3 percent from the field
and nailed 6-of-17 shots from beyond the arc.
In the second half the Sun Devils improved to 45.2 percent shooting
while knocking down 5-of-14 shots from 3-point range to rally for the
win. The Cougars hit just 37.5 percent of their shots in the final 20
minutes including 2-of-9 from beyond the arc.
Arizona State had a 16-2 edge ion points off of turnovers that proved
to be critical.