NCAAB Game Recap - Arizona State at Arizona
Sat Jan 4, 2020 9:30 PM EST

Pepp
70
Gonz
75
F
Duke
95
Mia-FL
62
F
WVU
53
Kansas
60
F
Oreg
69
Utah
64
F
Tex
44
Baylor
59
F
FlaSt
78
Lou
65
F
Aub
80
MisSt
68
F
UGA
65
Mem
62
F
Vill
60
Marq
71
F
Crei
57
Butl
71
F
SDSU
77
UtSt
68
F
Ind
59
MD
75
F
Mizzu
59
KY
71
F
VaTec
39
UVA
65
F
Iowa
86
PSU
89
F
OkSt
50
TxTch
85
F
Miss
54
WichSt
74
F
AzSt
47
Ariz
75
F
LSU
78
Tenn
64
F
Wake
69
Pitt
65
F
Akr
69
E MI
45
F
NCSU
70
Clem
81
F
Wyo
61
ColSt
72
F
KansSt
61
Okla
66
F
FaDi
77
Bry
73
F
Samf
78
VMI
75
F
UMassL
86
UMBC
73
F(OT)
WCU
86
Citad
82
F
Seatt
86
ChiSt
54
F
UConn
60
SoFL
75
F
Morg
81
DelSt
68
F
Prov
66
DeP
65
F
LIU
73
MtStM
82
F(2OT)
N TX
67
Marsh
64
F
UCIrv
73
Harv
77
F
UNH
52
Hartfo
61
F
GASt
72
CoCar
74
F
MiaO
82
CenMI
93
F
Winth
87
Campbl
72
F
NIU
73
Buff
72
F
TxSt
70
ArkSt
67
F
SthAL
49
ULMo
69
F
AbCh
74
Lamar
62
F
TexAr
89
ArkLR
92
F
USC-Up
73
Longw
56
F
Presb
68
GWebb
62
F
YSU
74
Clev
82
F
TNTec
72
MorSt
83
F
StFPA
93
CenCT
69
F
ETSU
56
Furm
65
F
Cin
71
Tul
76
F
ND
88
Syr
87
F
GaSo
72
App
74
F
MTSt
53
S UT
59
F
McNee
69
CenAR
79
F
IlSt
55
SIU
67
F
RobM
69
(N/A)
58
F
Albany
74
Bingha
62
F
Lib
65
NJIT
38
F
W&M
66
NE
64
F
MidTN
62
Charl
68
F
Elon
75
Hof
102
F
UTEP
56
FlAtl
59
F
JacSt
80
E KY
71
F
JMU
69
Charl
85
F
How
66
MD-ES
78
F
FlaAM
45
NCC
61
F
NFla
81
N AL
65
F
SeLA
84
TXAMC
80
F
Stetsn
57
KennSt
54
F
HiPt
62
Radf
73
F
Chat
70
Mercer
61
F
Ohio
65
W MI
77
F
SCSt
79
Copp
75
F
TN-M
63
APSU
82
F
USD
63
SCla
80
F
Rice
61
W Ky
68
F
SoMis
50
LaTec
78
F
PorSt
69
E WA
71
F
W IL
56
SDSt
91
F
E IL
55
Belm
87
F
ArkPB
80
MsVl
76
F
(N/A)
75
CSNor
109
F
IaSt
79
TCU
81
F(OT)
GaTec
96
UNC
83
F
Bois
66
Nev
83
F
Web
64
NoAZ
72
F
IndSt
76
Drake
80
F
Alab
98
Fla
104
F(2OT)
SIU-E
74
TNSt
79
F
AlSt
67
JackSt
70
F
ChaSo
85
Hamp
92
F
Alc
70
PVAM
84
F
BethC
72
Norf
85
F
Nich
70
SamH
58
F
AlaAM
60
Gram
70
F
Lipsco
61
FlGlf
68
F
UNCG
92
Woff
98
F(2OT)
UCLA
71
WaSt
79
F(OT)
SJSU
64
Fres
79
F
Valpa
81
Evans
79
F(OT)
TexAM
59
Ark
69
F
SacHr
81
Merrim
74
F
Princ
78
Penn
64
F
UAB
52
OlDom
58
F
Tows
67
UNCW
60
F
TexSA
83
FlInt
90
F(OT)
SFA
87
NOrl
68
F
CSLA
60
LongB
76
F
SDCh
51
UCRiv
89
F
Oral
67
NebOm
74
F
Troy
62
ULLa
79
F
Brad
64
NrthIA
69
F
UtVal
63
UMKC
68
F
MOSt
58
LoyIL
62
F
SEMO
59
Murr
81
F
Mont
66
N CO
74
F
LoyMa
38
BYU
63
F
SMU
92
Vand
81
F(OT)
South
68
TXSo
77
F
GrCan
62
CSBak
69
F
NMSt
86
CBU
71
F
USF
65
Portl
76
F
StMar
99
Pacif
107
F(4OT)
AF
59
UNLV
71
F
IdaSt
49
Sac
68
F

Jan 4, 2020, 9:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Arizona State (9-5)

17

30

47

(25) Arizona (11-3)

36

39

75

No. 25 Arizona routs rival Arizona State 75-47
Sun Jan 5, 2020 12:46 AM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona dominated inside, got out in transition and cleaned up most of the mistakes that plagued it late in the nonconference season.

As Pac-12 openers go, the Wildcats couldn't have asked for much more.

Zeke Nnaji had 17 points and 11 rebounds, helping No. 25 Arizona to an overpowering 75-47 win over rival Arizona State on Saturday night.

"I was worried because we hadn't played a game in a while and we didn't play well in our last game," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. "It was good to see our team respond."

Arizona lost both games to its biggest rival a year ago, but made sure the streak didn't continue with an impressive display of power and speed.

The Wildcats (11-3) had a size advantage inside and used it, outscoring Arizona State 50-18 in the paint. Arizona repeatedly raced past the Sun Devils, outscoring them 25-9 in fast-break points.

The Wildcats also were stellar defensively, contesting shots inside, jumping into passing lanes to start the break and quickly turn the rivalry game into a rout.

"The biggest thing for us was we wanted to push it, but we also wanted to take a good shot," said Arizona's Josh Green, who had 12 points. "Tonight we were able to push it, but if it wasn't there, we were able to bring it out and get set."

With big man Romello White limited due to an ankle injury, Arizona State (9-5) generated almost no inside game against Arizona's length. The Sun Devils also struggled to get anything to fall from anywhere, shooting shot 31%, 3 of 21 from 3-point range and 8 for 19 on free throws.

Remy Martin led Arizona State with 20 points.

"We didn't play the way we needed to on the offensive end, again," Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley said. "Missed free throws, open shots, late in the half especially where maybe it could have been a little more manageable at halftime put us behind it."

The Sun Devils swept the season series last year for the first time since 2008-09.

Arizona State arrived in Tucson after an up-and-down nonconference schedule. The Sun Devils beat St. John's and Georgia, but lost two of their final three games, including a 40-point blowout to Saint Mary's in Phoenix.

Arizona won its first nine games before closing out the nonconference season with three losses in four games.

The Wildcats pushed around the smaller Sun Devils, dumping the ball into the post early in nearly every possession to utilize their size advantage. Arizona led 36-17 at halftime.

The Wildcats' length down low caused the Sun Devils even more trouble offensively. Most of Arizona State's first-half possessions were disjointed and, with no room to operate, often ended with jump shots.

Most missed the mark; the Sun Devils were 7 for 27 from the field, 1 of 10 from 3 in the first half.

Then again, the Sun Devils had trouble shooting with no one guarding them, too, missing their first six free throws while going 2 for 8.

"Some of them were fairly open," Hurley said. "Guys just have to make them."

The second half didn't get any better for the Sun Devils.

Early on, Green grabbed a rebound off a missed Arizona State free throw and scored on an uncontested dunk, sending the Sun Devils' Hurley storming down his bench to find two replacement players.

It didn't do any good. Arizona kept its foot on the gas, stretching the lead to 20 and beyond.

BIG PICTURE

Arizona State was able to overcome its lack of size some during the non-conference schedule. The Sun Devils may find it a bit tougher during Pac-12 play, as they did against Arizona.

Arizona was solid at both ends to kick off its Pac-12 season with a confidence-building win over its biggest rival.

GETTINGS RETURNS

Arizona got a nice lift with the return of forward Stone Gettings.

A grad transfer from Cornell, Gettings had not played since suffering a facial fracture and concussion against Penn on Nov. 29. He received a warm ovation after entering the game and finished with five points and five rebounds in 17 minutes.

"Stone means a lot to our team because he's a different type of player," Miller said. "During the game, it really felt different having him back."

FREE THROW PRESSURE

Arizona State was decent on free throws this season, shooting 69%. The Sun Devils struggled mightily in McKale Center, perhaps, in part, because of the pressure.

"It's a tough environment, there's a lot of noise, it's a big game, a lot on the line," Hurley said. "Not trying to make any excuses, but we've shot better."

UP NEXT

Arizona State plays at Oregon State Thursday.

Arizona plays at No. 4 Oregon Thursday.

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Leaders

Arizona State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. White 0 0 0 5 0 0
T. Cherry 0 0 0 4 0 0
Arizona PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
Z. Nnaji 17 0 0 11 2 0
J. Green 12 0 2 7 2 3

Team Comparison

AzSt Ariz
Points For 47 75
Field Goals 18/59-31% 30/63-48%
Three Pointers 3/21-14% 4/15-27%
Free Throws 8/19-42% 11/22-50%
Offensive Rebounds 9 11
Defensive Rebounds 26 38
Rebounds 40 51
Blocks 5 6
Steals 4 6
Turnovers 15 13
Personal Fouls 22 18
Technical Fouls 1 1
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 4 AzSt 47 @ Ariz 75 M. Mitchell 2 M. Hazzard 2

Game Information

Stadium: McKale Memorial Center, Tucson, Arizona
Attendance: 14,644
Game Time: