The Arizona St. Sun Devils had their chances against the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday but just couldn't capitalize as they fell 63-49. Jonathan Gilling and Trent Lockett led the way offensively with 11 and 10 points each, respectively.
ASU had the lead for the majority of the first half, but things took turn a turn during the final five minutes when the Buffaloes mounted a push. ASU turnovers turned into Colorado buckets, and the Buffs entered halftime with a 28-21 lead.
The Sun Devils continued to fight in the second half, giving Colorado a run for its money by cutting a double-digit deficit to as low as eight points several times. ASU, however, just couldn't capitalize on Colorado's errors enough to close the remaining gap.
It was ASU's own turnovers that cost them this game. The Sun Devils had 17 total in this contest, and the Buffaloes were able to convert those into buckets often enough to make the difference in the game. Without question, ASU needs to tighten up its improve its passing and ball-handling ability over the final five games of the season.
ASU will embark on its final road trip of the year this week as the team takes on the duo of Washington schools (the Washington Huskies and Washington St. Cougars). Following this stretch, the Sun Devils will return home to close out their schedule with a three-game homestand.