NCAAB Game Recap - Arizona State at Colorado
Fri Nov 8, 2019 10:30 PM EST

E KY
49
KY
91
F
UNCG
62
Kansas
74
F
ColSt
55
Duke
89
F
UNC
78
UNCW
62
F
IL-C
46
Mem
92
F
Baylor
64
Wash
67
F
Web
34
UtSt
89
F
Sien
63
Xav
81
F
BGSU
79
LSU
88
F
David
66
Aub
76
F
N TX
56
VACom
59
F
(N/A)
51
E MI
93
F
(N/A)
76
Mercer
84
F
Oakl
53
Del
56
F
(N/A)
62
USC-Up
103
F
USMMA
43
Army
80
F
(N/A)
64
SCSt
79
F
(N/A)
53
Norf
93
F
(N/A)
54
Elon
95
F
Dart
68
Buff
63
F
Akr
84
WVU
94
F
(N/A)
65
Jacksn
83
F
ArkSt
43
Miss
71
F
(N/A)
37
Yale
94
F
Maris
58
VMI
56
F
Copp
42
VaTec
74
F
(N/A)
31
Tows
100
F
Vermt
61
StBon
59
F
StFPA
98
Rich
100
F(OT)
ChaSo
49
NCAT
63
F
FlAtl
60
Mia-FL
74
F
UMassL
87
LongI
74
F
Longw
65
GMas
76
F
LoyIL
63
Furm
87
F
Niag
64
Drex
72
F
Rider
81
DelSt
54
F
SacHr
67
UConn
89
F
W&M
79
Amer
70
F
(N/A)
47
Campbl
101
F
TexSA
60
SIU
72
F
(N/A)
66
CoCar
102
F
Radf
60
Lib
66
F
FaDi
59
DeP
70
F
E IL
52
Wisc
65
F
(N/A)
71
NW
61
F
NoKY
56
Mizzu
71
F
SamH
58
MisSt
67
F
(N/A)
61
Lamar
106
F
Harv
79
NE
84
F
Reinh
55
GaSo
109
F
Eccle
52
Gram
147
F
HBU
81
Oral
95
F
(N/A)
59
FlInt
101
F
ECU
57
Navy
62
F
MsVl
49
Utah
143
F
Ill
83
GrCan
71
F
SIU-E
60
Iowa
87
F
SDak
72
Pacif
62
F
CalLu
56
CBap
112
F
CAPoly
63
SCla
77
F
(N/A)
27
Sac
76
F
InWor
61
N CO
83
F
AzSt
71
Colora
81
F
Portl
65
USC
76
F
FlaAM
52
HI
65
F

Nov 8, 2019, 10:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Arizona State (0-2)

29

42

71

Colorado (2-0)

42

39

81

Colorado beats Arizona State 81-71 in Shanghai
Sat Nov 9, 2019 2:14 AM

Colorado raced out to a big halftime lead, extended it early in the second half.

Then Arizona State made a run. Instead of folding, Colorado pushed back and will make the long journey home with a win.

McKinley Wright IV scored 17 points, Tyler Bey had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Colorado pulled away to beat short-handed Arizona State 81-71 in Shanghai on Saturday.

"Our veteran leadership on the court, the fact that we've been in those situations before," Colorado coach Tad Boyle said of the Buffaloes fighting back after Arizona State's run. "We've got great resiliency and toughness."

The Sun Devils and Buffaloes opened the season in Shanghai for the fifth year of the Pac-12's Global Initiative. Though they're conference teams, the game did not count in the Pac-12 standings.

Arizona State was at a disadvantage before it ever started, playing without forwards Romello White and Taeshon Cherry for violating team rules prior to the China trip.

Colorado took advantage by working the ball inside and getting to the rim early while building a 17-point lead.

The Sun Devils revved up their transition game during a big second-half run to tie it, but Colorado pulled away over the final 6 1/2 minutes.

Wright finished with seven assists and five rebounds.

"Getting this win is huge for us and going to make our flight better tomorrow morning," Bey said.

The Sun Devils made one big run but could not sustain much of a rhythm with White and Cherry sitting on the bench.

Remy Martin had 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to lead Arizona State. Rob Edwards added 20 points.

"I have high hopes for this team as the year moves forward," Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley said. "Coming into the year when I watch in practice and have my full complement of players available, we've shown we can be a very potent offensive team. That didn't happen for us tonight."

Exploiting Arizona State's lack of inside presence, the Buffaloes went on a 15-3 run while building a 42-29 halftime lead behind Schwartz's 13 points. Colorado then stretched it to 17 in the opening minutes of the second half.

The Sun Devils finally got their up-tempo game going midway through the second half, getting out on the break and hitting 3s in transition during a 15-2 run to pull within 52-51.

Arizona State tied it and kept Colorado within reach until the Buffaloes used a 7-0 run to stretch the lead back to 10.

"We couldn't get our momentum going with scoring," Hurley said. "We're a way better scoring team than we showed tonight. We got some pretty good looks from 3 and some of our guys that shoot it better and shown they can maybe didn't have their best offensive night."

BIG PICTURE

Arizona State was able to make a run despite having two starting frontcourt players on the bench, but the lack of depth and size were too much to overcome. That shouldn't be a problem when White and Cherry return.

Colorado showed off its depth and versatility to open the season with solid victory in China.

UP NEXT

Arizona State hosts Central Connecticut State on Thursday.

Colorado hosts San Diego on Nov. 16.

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Leaders

Arizona State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Allen 0 0 0 2 0 0
K. Thomas 0 0 0 1 0 0
Colorado PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Walton 0 0 0 2 0 0
S. Gatling 0 0 0 1 0 1

Team Comparison

AzSt Colora
Points For 71 81
Field Goals 25/65-38% 30/65-46%
Three Pointers 8/20-40% 6/16-38%
Free Throws 13/18-72% 15/25-60%
Offensive Rebounds 6 12
Defensive Rebounds 30 36
Rebounds 39 51
Blocks 6 3
Steals 10 6
Turnovers 16 18
Personal Fouls 24 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Colora Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 8 AzSt 71 @ Colora 81 E. Valtonen 1 A. Strating 1

Game Information

Stadium: Baoshan Sports Center, Shanghai, China
Attendance: 4,328
Game Time: