By Josh Green
Good evening and welcome inside Wells Fargo Arena for Pac-10 Basketball, featuring the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Oregon Ducks. This is the final weekend of the regular season in college basketball.
ASU comes into the game with a 10-18 record overall, 2-14 in the Pac-10, while Oregon comes in with a 14-14 record, 7-9 in the Pac-10.
This could very well be a preview of next week’s Pac-10 Tournament play-in game, as ASU is the #10 seed and Oregon is currently the #7 seed.
Here are tonight’s starting lineups:
Oregon: Garrett Sim, Johnathan Lloyd, E.J. Singler, Tyrone Nared and Joevan Catron
ASU: Jamelle McMillan, Ty Abbott, Kyle Cain, Chanse Creekmur and Trent Lockett
15:34- First media timeout of the game, and ASU leads 8-5. Ty Abbott has had a part in all of ASU’s points, scoring six and dishing out a nice assist which led to a Kyle Cain dunk.
14:11- ASU is on a 6-0 run, thanks to three’s from Abbott and McMillan. Sun Devils lead 14-7. Keala King makes his first appearance of the game for ASU, checking in for McMillan.
11:04- Oregon calls timeout after ASU takes its largest lead of the game, 20-10. The Sun Devils are 7-of-12 from the floor, with five of the makes coming from three point land.
7:46- We’ve reached the under-8 timeout, and ASU has a 25-15 lead over Oregon. The Sun Devils are shooting 53% from the floor, while the Ducks are shooting just 31%.
5:48- Oregon again calls timeout after a Rihards Kuksiks three-pointer makes it 31-18 Sun Devils. ASU is on a 6-0 run and has converted 7-of-16 three-pointers.
3:49- Final media timeout of the half, and ASU has its biggest lead of the game at 36-22. Kuksiks and Abbott have combined for 21 of the 36 points.
0:00- Halftime here at Wells Fargo Arena, as ASU leads Oregon 38-26.
ASU attempted 23 three’s in the first half. The Sun Devils are outrebounding Oregon 22-17. Ty Abbott moved into 3rd place all-time for career three-pointers made, as he now has 266, behind Rihards Kuksiks (269) and Stevin Smith (323).
16:52- Oregon had gone on an 8-0 run to cut the lead to 7, but Ty Abbott’s and-1 layup pushes the lead back to 10, 44-34.
15:55- Trent Lockett will have an opportunity to complete a three-point play after the timeout, as ASU extends its lead back to 12, 46-34.
13:20- Oregon calls timeout after a three-pointer cuts ASU’s lead to 8, 49-41. The Ducks are 6-of-10 from the floor in the 2nd half.
11:19- ASU leads 51-41 at the under-12 timeout.
7:37- Timeout on the floor, and ASU leads 54-45. Oregon had cut the lead to six, but Jamelle McMillan hit a clutch three-pointer to extend the lead to 9.
3:45- Final media timeout of the game, and ASU leads 62-47. Kyle Cain made a layup off a Trent Lockett missed free throw, and Kuksiks followed that up with his fifth three of the game. Herb Sendek is starting to get pretty animated on the sidelines.
1:32- ASU’s seniors have come up big tonight, combining for 49 of the 67 points. Sun Devils on their way to a win, up 67-50.
0:00- Final score: ASU 73, Oregon 53. Sun Devils improve to 11-18 on the year, 3-14 in the Pac-10. Senior Day is Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
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