Even though the Beavers didn't let Arizona State run away with the game, the Beavers didn't show any signs of making a comeback. Arizona State went on to win methodically, 72-53.
Arizona State's freshman guard James Harden scored 24 points in his 35 minutes. He was 8-13 shooting, and was 2-3 from behind the arc. James was everywhere on the court; driving to the basket, scoring from deep, and hitting 6 of 9 from the free throw line.
Jeff Pendergraph was ASU's second leading scorer with 18 points, four more points than OSU's top scorer. He only missed one shot... he was 6 of 7 from the field and 6 of 6 from the line. He led the team with nine rebounds, and had four blocks.
Everyone else scored under ten points for Arizona State, who moved to 12-2 with the win. The restoration of the basketball program brought over 7,000 to Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday afternoon, and they're even comparing the Sun Devils resurgence to that of the Portland Trail Blazers. After all, Trail Blazers' coach Nate McMillian's son, Jamelle McMillian, plays for Arizona State.
For Oregon State, Josh Tarver led with 14 points. Omari Johnson had 11, and Lathen Wallace and Calvin Haynes both scored 10.
Marcel Jones led the Beavers in rebounds with nine. The Beavers actually out-rebounded the Sun Devils on Saturday, as you'll see in the stat widgets below.
Our friend C.J. Giles wasn't very effective. He played 16 minutes, and couldn't do very much defensively due to Oregon State's week perimeter defense. The Devils were attacking C.J. on the inside with Jeff Pendergraph in 1 on 1 matchups. C.J. fouled out with only two free throws.
Now, for the stats: