The Arizona State Sun Devils fell to the Creighton Blue Jays 88-60 in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy Tournament in Fullerton, California. Arizona State never could not find an offensive rhythm and the Blue Jays shot 53% from the field.
Arizona State (6-1) fell behind by 13 points less than seven minutes into the game and Creighton never looked back. The Blue Jays shot 48% from 3-point territory and 12-14 from the free throw line, conversely, Arizona State was 9-20 from the charity stripe.
Creighton's best players shined as Doug McDermott scored 27 points and point guard Devin Brooks added 23 points. Jahii Carson lead the Sun Devils with 15 points, four rebounds and four assists. Jordan Bachynski, plagued by foul trouble in the first half, scored just four points and grabbed just two rebounds.
Senior forward Richie Edwards turned in his best performance as a Sun Devil Thursday night. After play just 35 minutes in Arizona State's first six gams, Edwards scored 12 points against Creighton. Jermaine Marshall was the only other Sun Devil in double figures with 12 points.
Creighton (5-0) led 45-31 at halftime and pushed that lead to 50-31 less than 90 seconds into the second half. Everytime the Sun Devils put together a run in the second half, the Blue Jays hit a big shot to keep Arizona State in a safe distance. Their biggest lead of the night was 30.
Creighton had 20 points off turnovers and 35 points from their bench. The Sun Devils only mustered two fast break points and the team was 7-26 from 3-point territory. Herb Sendek used the final four minutes to get his bench some minutes.
Up next for Arizona State is a match up with College of Charleston Friday night at 10 p.m. MST. College of Charleston fell to San Diego State earlier in the day.