NCAAB Game Recap - Texas Southern at Arizona State
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:00 PM EST

Lou
70
KY
78
F(OT)
Brown
50
Duke
75
F
NOrl
55
Mem
97
F
ULMo
36
Butl
67
F
CAPoly
57
SDSU
73
F
N AL
71
FlaSt
88
F
(N/A)
46
MorSt
102
F
YSU
83
IUPUI
73
F
Piedm
47
WCU
108
F
CenMI
62
Purd
97
F
Amer
60
GTown
80
F
LongB
63
Fla
102
F
(N/A)
53
Mercer
104
F
WIMil
64
NoKY
74
F
StPet
67
Hamp
70
F
Wisc
68
Tenn
48
F
Buck
59
LaSal
71
F
CenAR
54
Marq
106
F
Toled
66
Brad
78
F
(N/A)
49
UAB
82
F
WIGB
84
WriSt
90
F
NE
61
Tows
45
F
Charl
76
Drex
65
F
Maris
54
Colum
69
F
E MI
49
UNLV
64
F
TXSo
81
AzSt
98
F
PaulQ
62
SFA
94
F
Detr
69
Oakl
78
F
E OR
61
UtSt
129
F
(N/A)
64
TexSA
99
F
Fairf
66
Merrim
54
F
Longw
65
GrgWas
78
F
E WA
79
Web
77
F
(N/A)
62
ColSt
87
F
Mobil
47
SthAL
76
F
FlInt
62
Minn
89
F
Hof
82
JMU
76
F
E KY
74
ECU
82
F
Clev
66
IL-C
71
F
(N/A)
84
LongI
125
F
(N/A)
73
ArkSt
84
F
CS-Ful
77
UCLA
74
F
(N/A)
65
UtVal
80
F
CarBi
56
JacSt
120
F
(N/A)
34
UNCG
106
F
N CO
65
PorSt
69
F
(N/A)
52
ChaSo
108
F
(N/A)
54
Crei
91
F
(N/A)
68
Wyo
82
F
Sac
51
MTSt
66
F
CSNor
72
Bois
103
F
TxWes
64
N TX
102
F
Niag
57
Syr
71
F
UNCW
68
Del
82
F
Belm
79
W Ky
62
F
Seatt
58
StMar
84
F
CmbTN
46
Murr
81
F
Pepp
68
SJSU
83
F
UCRiv
60
Fres
57
F
NoAZ
72
Mont
79
F
Ida
60
IdaSt
62
F
Oral
73
BYU
79
F
Morg
74
LoyMa
71
F
(N/A)
75
CBap
92
F
Pacif
56
UCIrv
69
F

Dec 28, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Texas Southern (3-9)

33

48

81

Arizona State (9-4)

48

50

98

Martin, Verge lead Sun Devils past Texas Southern 98-81
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:29 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Remy Martin scored 23 points, Alonzo Verge Jr. also scored 23 points with seven assists and Arizona State defeated Texas Southern 98-81 on Saturday.

The Sun Devils (9-4) ended a two-game losing streak with 57% shooting, including 12 of 25 on 3-pointers.

The Sun Devils lost center Romello White in the first half when he appeared to turn his right ankle while posting up and being screened. White fell to the floor in pain, and was attended to by trainers with coach Bobby Hurley standing nearby.

White, who had two points and a steal in eight minutes of action, was helped off the court and walked back to the locker room. His injury was announced as a sprained ankle, and he didn’t return.

John Jones led Texas Southern (3-9) with 27 points. The Tigers have lost four of five.

A 10-1 run helped Texas Southern reduced a 16-point deficit to a 29-22 Arizona State lead.

Arizona State used an 8-0 run to go up 37-22 with 4:36 to go in the first half, Verge with a layup off a touch pass from Martin necessitating a Tigers timeout. Martin smiled wide as he made the pass. He had 15 of his points in the first half.

Taeshon Cherry threw down a two-handed dunk off a long pass from Kimani Lawrence just before the halftime buzzer, and the Sun Devils led 48-33 with a season high in first-half points.

The Sun Devils took a 59-40 lead early in the second half on a 3-pointer from Verge. But Texas Southern answered with a 21-9 run to make it 68-61 with 11:32 to play. Jones hit a pair of 3s during that stretch.

Back-to-back transition baskets after a Jaelen House 3-pointer effectively ended the Tigers’ upset hopes, with the Sun Devils going up 77-62 on a Verge layup. House, a freshman, hit 5 of 7 3-pointers for 20 points, tying a season high.

BIG PICTURE

Texas Southern: The Tigers, picked in a preseason poll to finish second in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, head back to Texas to play Texas A&M on Monday, then open conference play next Saturday against Alcorn State. Texas Southern hasn’t played at home in Houston since Dec. 7.

Arizona State: This one was a much-needed confidence booster for the Sun Devils going into the Pac-12 season, after two straight losses. But it was overshadowed by the injury to White, who had been averaging 14.7 points and 13.7 rebounds per game in his previous six. If White misses extended time, Hurley could turn to more minutes for senior Mickey Mitchell and 6-foot-9 junior transfer Khalid Thomas in the post.

UP NEXT

Texas Southern plays Texas A&M Monday night. The Aggies (5-5) haven’t played since a Dec. 21 win over Oregon State.

Arizona State starts conference play next Saturday against No. 24 Arizona in Tucson.

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Leaders

Texas Southern PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
Q. Brigham 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Jones 27 0 1 1 1 0
Arizona State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Valtonen 0 0 1 1 1 1
A. Verge Jr. 23 0 7 6 2 0

Team Comparison

TXSo AzSt
Points For 81 98
Field Goals 26/60-43% 36/63-57%
Three Pointers 9/22-41% 12/25-48%
Free Throws 20/24-83% 14/21-67%
Offensive Rebounds 14 10
Defensive Rebounds 19 22
Rebounds 36 33
Blocks 0 1
Steals 5 13
Turnovers 22 16
Personal Fouls 22 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 28 TXSo 81 @ AzSt 98 J. Hopkins 2 R. Edwards 1

Game Information

Stadium: Wells-Fargo Arena, Tempe, Arizona
Attendance: 8,795
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