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Arizona State goes wire to wire in beating Washington State

Jan 5, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard DJ Horne (0) against Washington State Cougars forward DJ Rodman (11) in the first half at Desert Financial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Warren Washington scored 18 points and Desmond Cambridge Jr. added 13 to lead host Arizona State to a 77-71 victory over Washington State in Pac-12 play on Thursday in Tempe, Ariz.

Washington, who shot 9 of 10 shots from the floor, scored 16 points in the first half. Cambridge was 4 of 6 shooting, including 2 of 4 from deep, to go along with five rebounds and three assists.

Arizona State’s DJ Horne scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half and finished 6 of 14 from the field, although he missed all six of his attempts from 3-point range.

The Sun Devils (12-3, 3-1), who never trailed en route to ending a two-game slide, shot 31 of 56 (55.4 percent) from the field, including 5 of 17 (29.4 percent) from 3-point range.

Washington State (6-10, 1-4), which has dropped four of its past five games, was led by Jabe Mullins, who scored 19 points by going 7 of 12 from the field, including 5 of 9 from beyond the arc.

DJ Rodman had 16 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, while Justin Powell had 10 points. Mouhamed Gueye had eight points and seven rebounds.

The Cougars shot 27 of 63 (42.9 percent) from the field, including 11 of 32 (34.4 percent) on 3-pointers.

After Cambridge’s 3-pointer gave Arizona State a 69-58 lead with 6:21 remaining, the Cougars went on a 8-0 run, capped by consecutive 3-pointers by Mullins, to make it 69-66 with 4:18 to go.

But that’s as close as the Cougars would get, as Devan Cambridge’s jumper made it a five-point game, and Horne’s jumper extended the lead to 73-66 with 2:04 to play.

After Horne’s jumper gave the Sun Devils a 32-21 lead with 5:53 left in the first half, the Cougars closed on a 15-10 run to pull to within 42-36 at halftime.

–Field Level Media