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Sun Devils drown to the Ducks in second half collapse

The Arizona State Sun Devils (11-8) fall to 5-3 in conference play following an 80-61 road loss to the Oregon Ducks (14-5) in Thursday’s matchup.

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The Sun Devils had a strong start to the game, even leading by double-digits in the first half. Senior guard Jose Perez accounted for 13 first-half points as ASU led the Ducks 33-29.

However, the second half was a disaster for Arizona State, as they gave up a 15-0 run to Oregon. The Ducks were on fire from the field and there was nothing the Sun Devils could do to stop them.

A determining factor in the loss is how greatly Arizona State struggled from beyond the arc, shooting just 4/17 while the Ducks shot 9/23.

A victory here would have secured the top spot in the Pac-12 for ASU, but they will now have to put together a string of wins to enter the NCAA Tournament in March.

Key Stats

Arizona State: 27 total rebounds, 9 turnovers, 5 points off turnovers

Oregon: 35 total rebounds, 9 turnovers, 8 points off turnovers


Arizona State: Field goals: 25/57 (43.9%), 3 Pointers: 4/17 (23.5%), Free throws: 7/11 (63.6%)

Oregon: Field goals: 28/55 (50.9%), 3 Pointers: 9/23 (39.1%), Free throws: 15/16 (93.8%)

Next Up For The Sun Devils

ASU will next face off against the Oregon State Beavers (10-9, 2-6 in conference) on Saturday, Jan 27 @ 5 p.m. MST.

The Beavers have struggled in conference play but are 10-2 at home this season and are coming off an incredible 83-80 buzzer-beater victory against the No. 9 seed Arizona Wildcats.

The Sun Devils will need a comeback win here to regain momentum as the final stretch of the season approaches.


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Saleh Awwad is a writer/reporter covering Phoenix High School Sports, Arizona State Sun Devils, and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @SalehAwwad_

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