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Arizona State holds off California 66-62
ARIZONA ST 66, CALIFORNIA 62
By JOHN MARSHALL
AP Basketball Writer
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Evan Gordon scored 23 points, Ruslan Pateev
had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Arizona State held on to
beat California 66-62 Thursday night.
Arizona State (18-5, 7-3 Pac-12) went up 16 points after a 17-3
run in the first half and kept the lead around double digits
until the Bears (13-9, 5-5) tightened up defensively in the
Justin Cobbs hit a 3-pointer to cut Arizona State's lead to
three and followed Gordon's two free throws with another to pull
the Bears within 64-62 with 22 seconds left.
Gordon hit 1 of 2 from the line at the other end to give Cal a
chance, but the Sun Devils forced Allen Crabbe into a turnover
with 9 seconds left. Jonathan Gilling sealed it by hitting 1 of
2 free throws after that.
Crabbe and Tyrone Wallace had 16 points apiece to lead the
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