NCAAB Game Recap - Arizona at Arizona State
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:30 PM EST

Baylor
72
Fla
61
F
Pacif
59
Gonz
92
F
Tenn
68
Kansas
74
F
ND
84
FlaSt
85
F
Clem
62
Lou
80
F
Dayt
87
Rich
79
F
Vill
64
Prov
60
F
Mizzu
51
WVU
74
F
KY
76
TxTch
74
F(OT)
IaSt
76
Aub
80
F
SMU
74
Mem
70
F
Ill
64
Mich
62
F
Ariz
65
AzSt
66
F
Wash
62
Colora
76
F
Nebras
72
Rut
75
F
Pitt
61
Syr
69
F
Del
76
NE
74
F
Mia-FL
71
UNC
94
F
Lafy
74
Leh
56
F
VACom
76
LaSal
65
F
Mercer
69
VMI
66
F
Maine
53
UMBC
63
F
IL-C
69
Detr
70
F
Furm
78
Citad
54
F
Army
73
Navy
66
F
LSU
69
Tex
67
F
MisSt
62
Okla
63
F
StJon
79
DeP
66
F
VaTec
56
BC
61
F
WIGB
94
YSU
98
F(OT)
Presb
57
Winth
72
F
Temp
59
Penn
66
F
E MI
68
MiaO
73
F
Duques
64
UMass
73
F
Brad
53
IndSt
61
F
App
78
CoCar
58
F
Colg
79
Amer
69
F
Boston
79
HolyC
64
F
Denv
70
NDSt
82
F
UNCG
70
Samf
63
F
SIU
58
IlSt
55
F
LaTec
72
UAB
58
F
Hartfo
62
Albany
48
F
URI
81
StBon
75
F
IUPUI
89
Oakl
85
F(OT)
WIMil
53
Clev
70
F
FaDi
60
SacHr
77
F
Akr
88
Ohio
86
F
Merrim
76
CenCT
86
F
FlaAM
87
How
83
F
NCSU
58
GaTec
64
F
StJos
69
GrgWas
85
F
OkSt
73
TexAM
62
F
TCU
67
Ark
78
F
UNH
77
Bingha
69
F
UNCA
63
USC-Up
80
F
Tows
70
W&M
58
F
Lib
43
Stetsn
48
F
StFPA
79
StFNY
86
F
Hamp
79
Radf
83
F
FlInt
49
Charl
75
F
Drex
59
Hof
72
F
JMU
73
Elon
82
F
Chat
64
ETSU
75
F
Colum
50
Corn
62
F
UNCW
72
Charl
70
F
SEMO
59
E IL
61
F
BethC
95
NCAT
98
F
DelSt
45
NCC
72
F
Morg
50
Copp
48
F
Oral
80
SDak
91
F
SeLA
84
NWSt
81
F(OT)
HBU
89
McNee
102
F
ChaSo
92
GWebb
83
F(2OT)
RobM
71
LIU
66
F
Ball
66
CenMI
71
F
W MI
52
NIU
58
F
AbCh
70
CenAR
69
F(OT)
Jacksn
83
KennSt
64
F
Belm
78
APSU
86
F
NFla
73
Lipsco
85
F
AF
81
SJSU
90
F
BYU
82
USF
83
F
USC
75
OrSt
55
F
N CO
74
Ida
53
F
TexAr
64
TxSt
62
F
MorSt
51
JacSt
72
F
Bry
76
MtStM
79
F
GASt
82
GaSo
77
F
S UT
78
E WA
81
F(OT)
TXAMC
68
InWor
47
F
TN-M
79
SIU-E
76
F
SFA
70
Lamar
62
F
Miss
70
UGA
60
F
ArkSt
78
Troy
62
F
Tul
62
ECU
81
F
SCla
65
USD
52
F
PorSt
82
NoAZ
84
F
UTEP
57
N TX
67
F
SoMis
63
MidTN
65
F
KansSt
74
Alab
77
F
GMas
53
David
68
F
ArkPB
54
PVAM
67
F
AlSt
71
South
80
F
Gram
53
JackSt
71
F
SCSt
62
Norf
73
F
AlaAM
58
Alc
59
F
NJIT
56
FlGlf
54
F
WaSt
64
Utah
76
F
Longw
72
HiPt
62
F
Woff
72
WCU
81
F
UMassL
62
Vermt
92
F
BGSU
85
Toled
79
F
FlAtl
55
OlDom
65
F
Harv
70
Dart
66
F
LoyMD
83
Buck
98
F
Nich
77
NOrl
72
F
Marsh
84
W Ky
91
F
UCF
79
WichSt
87
F
Portl
69
Pepp
80
F
NM
74
Nev
96
F
Bois
87
Fres
53
F
NMSt
67
UTRGV
62
F
UtVal
73
GrCan
69
F
IPFW
71
NebOm
75
F
W IL
77
N DA
83
F
ULMo
60
ULLa
81
F
TexSA
90
Rice
88
F
Vand
64
SCar
90
F
TNSt
64
Murr
76
F
StMar
73
LoyMa
62
F
Mont
85
Web
87
F(OT)
MTSt
75
IdaSt
64
F
MsVl
67
TXSo
80
F
ArkLR
73
SthAL
71
F
E KY
80
TNTec
74
F
UCRiv
63
UCSB
65
F
Seatt
86
CSBak
79
F
UMKC
67
CBU
57
F
CAPoly
67
UCIrv
74
F
ColSt
61
UtSt
77
F
CSNor
75
CS-Ful
82
F
UCDav
75
HI
76
F

Jan 25, 2020, 9:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(22) Arizona (13-6)

43

22

65

Arizona State (12-7)

30

36

66

Arizona State rallies to knock off No. 22 Arizona 66-65
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:53 AM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State dug a deep early hole against its biggest rival. When the Sun Devils tried to shoot their way back into it, things only got worse.

Facing a second straight desert decimation against Arizona, the Sun Devils dug down defensively and got the ball into Alonzo Verge Jr.'s hands with the game on the line.

Verge Jr. delivered, scoring on a layup with 10.9 seconds left after Remy Martin led Arizona State's comeback, lifting the Sun Devils to a 66-65 victory over No. 22 Arizona on Saturday night.

"It was a pretty special night out there," Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley said. "It wasn't shaping up that way early, but it shows a lot of heart. We've been in a lot of tough games and we showed our will, determination and grit."

The Wildcats (13-6, 3-3 Pac-12) won the first meeting in a rout and shook off a shaky start in the rematch with a massive run, building a 22-point lead midway through the first half.

Unlike the first meeting, Arizona State (12-7, 2-3) didn't wilt.

The Sun Devils instead became the aggressor, storming back with a 16-0 run spanning halftime to put a charge into an already-lit-up home crowd.

The rivals traded blows and baskets the rest of the way, neither able to pull away until Arizona State got the ball to Verge. Getting the ball after Rob Edwards couldn't get a shot, the junior college transfer saw Arizona's defense open up, drove to the basket and, with a flick of the wrist, spun the ball off the glass.

Arizona got a final look, but Josh Green was bumped and couldn't get a shot to the rim.

Martin finished with 24 points, Edwards 15 and Verge added 13 - none bigger than his final two.

"It's at the highest level of basketball against our biggest rival - it's a good feeling," Verge said.

Arizona dominated most of the the first half, but let the Sun Devils keep within striking distance with their late first-half run. The Wildcats' offense labored in the second half - 22 points - and the ball-screen defensive success they had in the first half struggled in the second.

Zeke Nnaji had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Nico Mannion added 16 points for Arizona.

"We're not a confident group," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. "It's about performance. You have to grade our team, me as a coach and our players on how we do, not what we're supposed to do."

Arizona won the first meeting by 28 points by utilizing its size inside to score more points in the paint (50) than Arizona State had total (47).

The rematch shot off the line like a drag race, both teams playing at a breakneck pace.

The speed-up caused the turnovers to pile up; seven combined in the first 4 1/2 minutes. The shooting wasn't great, either, the rivals combining to miss 14 of their first 21 shots.

Arizona settled down after that, Arizona State became frazzled.

The Wildcats kicked their free-flowing offense and transition game into another gear, going on a 22-1 run to go up 34-13. Nnaji had eight points and Mannion a pair of 3-pointers during the run.

Arizona State went 6 1/2 minutes without a field goal, but, with a couple of short runs, cut Arizona's lead to 43-30 at halftime.

The Sun Devils scored the first seven points of the second half - completing a 16-0 run - to pull within three.

What surely seemed headed toward another rout suddenly turned into a game. The Sun Devils made the biggest plays when it mattered most, picking up a marquee victory while keeping their rival winless on the road.

"We could have put it to bed in the second half, but we failed to make those plays," said Arizona's Dylan Smith, who had 10 points. "We've got to grow up and that's how college basketball is.

BIG PICTURE

Arizona went flat after building its big league, allowing the Sun Devils get to back in the game and a split in the season series.

Arizona State bounced back from its letdown in Tucson, rallying from a huge deficit to pick up one of its biggest wins of the season.

SLOWING MANNION

Arizona State had no answer for Mannion in the first half, allowing the freshman point guard to hit four 3-pointers and score 12 points.

Led by Martin, the Sun Devils held Mannion to four points and had him in foul trouble in the second half.

"He has great confidence in himself," Miller said of Martin. "He was the difference between the two teams tonight."

UP NEXT

Arizona: At Washington State on Thursday night.

Arizona State: At Washington on Wednesday night.

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Leaders

Arizona PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Hazzard 0 0 2 1 0 0
C. Koloko 0 0 0 1 0 1
Arizona State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. House 0 0 0 0 1 0
M. Mitchell 0 0 0 2 0 1

Team Comparison

Ariz AzSt
Points For 65 66
Field Goals 23/57-40% 28/72-39%
Three Pointers 6/20-30% 6/29-21%
Free Throws 13/18-72% 4/9-44%
Offensive Rebounds 9 12
Defensive Rebounds 34 29
Rebounds 49 49
Blocks 5 5
Steals 7 8
Turnovers 18 12
Personal Fouls 13 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 4 AzSt 47 @ Ariz 75 M. Mitchell 2 M. Hazzard 2
Sat Jan 25 Ariz 65 @ AzSt 66 J. Green 2 J. Graham 4

Game Information

Stadium: Wells-Fargo Arena, Tempe, Arizona
Attendance: 13,500
Game Time: