February 22, 2010 in Sports

ASU defeats Arizona

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Arizona State’s Ty Abbott shoots over the defense of Arizona’s Derrick Williams.
(Full-size photo)

Four corners

Area men’s Division I standings

Pacific-10

LeagueAll
WLWL
California105189
Arizona St.95198
Southern Cal861610
Washington87189
Arizona771313
UCLA771214
Stanford781314
Oregon St.681214
Washington St.691611
Oregon4101214

Sunday’s result

Arizona State 73, Arizona 69

WCC

LeagueAll
WLWL
Gonzaga102225
Saint Mary’s93225
Portland84179
San Fran.751215
Loyola Mary. 661513
Santa Clara391118
Pepperdine39721
San Diego210919

WAC

LeagueAll
WLWL
Utah St.112226
NMex. St.93179
La. Tech84216
Nevada841610
Fresno St.671315
San Jose St.571312
Idaho481313
Boise St.2101215
Hawaii210917

Today’s game

Seattle at San Jose State, 7

Big Sky

LeagueAll
WLWL
Weber St.122188
N. Colorado114226
Montana105198
Montana St.961413
N. Arizona781313
Portland St.591017
E. Washington410820
Idaho St.410720
Sacramento St.311919

Ty Abbott scored 28 points, two shy of his career-high, and Arizona State shot 67 percent in the second half to beat Arizona 73-69 at Tucson, Ariz., on Sunday and move within a half game of first-place California in the Pac-10.

The Sun Devils (19-8, 9-5) have won three in a row and five of six while Arizona (13-13, 7-7) dropped its second straight at home and lost for the fourth time in five games overall.

Rihards Kuksiks added 17 points as Arizona State shot 52 percent overall after shooting 30 percent in its 77-58 home loss to the Wildcats on Jan. 23. The Sun Devils have won three straight in Tucson for the first time since 1983.

Nic Wise scored 18, Derrick Williams 15 and Kyle Fogg 13 for Arizona.

Jerren Shipp helped Arizona State put the game away, scoring all eight of his points in a 3 1/2 -minute span late in the first half, including a pair of 3-pointers. His layup put the Sun Devils ahead 69-60 with 3:20 to play.

Arizona cut the lead to 69-64, then Momo Jones stole a bad pass from Abbott, but the Wildcats’ freshman stepped out of bounds at the other end of the court, one of several untimely Arizona turnovers.

Kevin Parrom’s two free throws cut it to 69-66 with 23.4 seconds left, but Derek Glasser and Kuksiks each made two free throws to seal the victory.

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