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ASU Basketball: Stanford outlasts Arizona State, 76-70

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The Arizona State men's basketball team was unable to complete the Bay Area sweep after falling to Stanford, 76-70.

Stanford forward Dwight Powell overpowered the Sun Devils in the post and finished with a season-high 28 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Stanford (14-7, 5-4 Pac-12) led by as many as 13 points in the second half. The Cardinal got a big boost from guard Chasson Randle, who scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half.

The Sun Devils (16-6, 5-4 Pac-12) trailed the majority of the second half, and they were unable to cap off a late game comeback. With 60 seconds remaining the Cardinal held a 70-67 lead. The Sun Devils were forced to foul, and they sent Powell to the line. Powel made 1 of 2 free throws and then point guard Jahii Carson missed his ensuing three point shot, which essentially ended the game.

Carson finished with 24 points and shooting guard Jermaine Marshall raked up 22 points. However, the Sun Devils only got seven points total from their bench.

Stanford had 15 offensive rebounds and 15 second chance points, while the Sun Devils were only able to muster up seven offensive boards.

Next up, the Sun Devils will host Oregon State on Feb. 6.

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Notes:

  • Sun Devil center Jordan Bachynski seven points, 10 rebounds and two blocks. He is now seven blocks away from breaking Anthony Cook's conference record for most blocks.
  • Arizona State forward Jonathan Gilling fouled out late in the game. He missed all five three-pointers that he took.