Bobby Hurley Arizona State Sun Devils Special Situations Play by Chris Filios
Arizona State’s offense slowed down at the end of regulation. Their shots that had been hitting for the beginning 37 minutes stopped n going down, and the Stanford Cardinals tied the game up.
After overtime had started, the shots started hitting again, which gave the Arizona Sun Devils a rare Pac-12 Tournament Conference victory. Obinna Oleka had a high 27 points, and 13 rebounds and Arizona State Sun Devils took over in overtime to beat Stanford 98-88 on Wednesday in the opening game of the Pac-12 Tournament.
The 98 points that Arizona State scored are the third-most in Conference Tournament history. The Arizona State Sun Devils had a big advantage in free throws, hitting 22 of 25. Stanford took just 14 free throws in the game.
The win for Arizona State set-up a matchup in the quarterfinals with No. 5 and top-seeded Oregon Ducks.
Oregon couldn’t stop Torian Graham in the first half, allowing the Arizona State Sun Devils to keep the score close. The Oregon Ducks still didn’t have an answer for Torian Graham in the second half, but they stop everybody else to earn a spot in the Pac-12 semi-finals. Dillon Brooks scored 22 points; Tyler Dorsey added 21, and No. 5 Oregon Ducks ran away in the second half to beat Arizona State 80-57.
The loss ends the Sun Devil’s season. Bobby Hurley’s squad finishes the season 15-18 with a 7-11 conference record, finishing 8th in the Pac 12. The Sun Devils will have to look towards to the 2017-18 season, losing two of their best players: Torian Graham and Obinna Oleka.
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