No. 25 Arizona State (17-9, 8-6 Pac-12) fell to the No. 8 UCLA Bruins (21-4, 12-2 Pac-12) by a score of 71-63 on Sunday afternoon.
ASU shot at a 47 percent clip and 6-of-10 from 3, however, Arizona State’s struggles from the line continued as the Sun Devils shot 65 percent, making just 13-of-20.
The Bruins came ready to play, as they dominated the boards and demolished the paint, scoring 38 points near the basket. UCLA was also able to share the ball recording 21 assists. Arizona State was able to tally 14 assists on the game. Knowing ASU, their ability to run the floor is top notch, but it wasn’t enough to keep up with UCLA’s transition offense.
Four of UCLA’s players eclipsed double figures, as UCLA senior guard Jordin Canada lead the Bruins 16 points.
It was another challenging game for the Sun Devils offensively. ASU recorded 13 turnovers, and as a result, UCLA scored 13 points off loose balls.
On the scoring end for ASU, guard Robbi Ryan (14 points) and forwards Courtney Ekmark (13 points) and Kianna Ibis (13 points, 11 rebounds) scored in double-digit points to help the Sun Devils find some flow.
Arizona State will have to let this one slide, as the team travel back to Arizona to take on the Arizona Wildcats (6-19, 2-12 Pac-12) in Tucson on Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. and in Tempe on Feb. 18 at 4 p.m.