In a contest where ASU trailed by ten at halftime, and as many as 13 in the ballgame, the Devils mounted the comeback to pick up the 66-64 win at home over USC, giving the maroon and gold their fifth win in six games at that point, along with making it their third straight victory in a stretch that would send them on to win seven in a row.
The Devils were not red-hot from the field in this one, only shooting 31% from the field as a team for the night, but the offensive surge came when needed.
Remy Martin was, per usual, the star of the show. He collected a team-high 22 points (tied for a game-high with USC’s Jonah Matthews), including the game winning shot.
The shot certainly had some dramatics to go along with it, rolling around and around and around for what felt like an eternity, before finally swirling through to give the Devils the two-point lead with 19 seconds to go.
The Devils also got some much-needed production from their reserves, outscoring the Trojans 24-2 in bench points, with future Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year Alonzo Verge dropping 16. Jaelen House and Taeshon Cherry contributed as well with a combined 11 rebounds as well as some gritty defense.