Arizona State beat Washington State 77-74 on Saturday night for the Sun Devils’ third win in a row.
James Akinjo scored a career-high 26 points with seven assists, his final one a kick-out to Azuolas Tubelis who converted a baseline jumper for a 75-74 victory over Washington on Saturday.
The Wolverines push for a Big Ten title and the top seed in NCAA Tournament takes them to Bloomington, where Indiana is in a must-win situation.
Alonzo Verge and Lawrence made six free throws as the final 58 seconds ticked away, and Lawrence added a fast-break layup off a steal as ASU took control at the very end in a game that saw 11 lead changes and nine ties.
Bennedict Mathurin added 14 points for the Wildcats (16-8, 10-8 Pac-12 Conference), who won the first meeting 86-82 in double overtime.
The Sun Devils outscored Washington 19-4 for a 20-point halftime lead. Martin scored nine straight points to start the outburst and 13 of the 19.
UCLA beat Arizona State 80-79 Saturday to give coach Mike Cronin his 400th career win.
James Akinjo scored 20 points and Arizona was better on the boards, knocking off No. 17 Southern California 81-72 on Saturday and ending the Pac-12-leading Trojans’ seven-game winning streak.
No. 10 Arizona had to earn a hard-fought victory over Cal this time on the way to its seventh straight win, beating the winless Golden Bears 59-50 on Friday.
Stanford women's basketball throttled the Sun Devils 80-41 on Friday night.
“Their offense just overwhelmed our defense,” Wildcats coach Sean Miller said. “We could not stop them. In the second half, they just wore us down.”
Pac-12 scoring leader Remy Martin scored 30 points — three off his career high — for Arizona State (7-10, 4-7). Kimani Lawrence added 12 points and Jalen Graham had 10 before fouling out.
Remy Martin and Holland Woods each sank a pair of foul shots in a 13-second span to seal the win for Arizona State (7-9, 4-6 Pac-12 Conference).
The Ducks held on to beat Arizona 63-61 on Saturday.
The Sun Devils (6-9, 3-6) were missing two key players, lost their leading scorer early in the second half and had a hard time finding an offensive rhythm after returning from their second COVID-19 pause.
Bennedict Mathurin helped the Wildcats (14-6, 8-6 Pac-12) pull away for good with back-to-back baskets, a layup and a 3-pointer, that made it 63-54 with 3:26 left.
Colorado took an 82-79 victory over Arizona basketball on Saturday night.
Utah beat Arizona basketball 73-58 on Thursday night.
The Sun Devils beat Stanford 79-75 on Saturday night.
The Wildcats (13-4, 7-4 Pac-12) won their fourth of the last five games and their ninth straight over the Golden Bears (7-12, 2-10).