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Arizona State men beat Colorado

Jahii Carson scored 18 points, leading Arizona State to a 72-51 rout over Colorado in Pac-12 men’s basketball.

The Associated Press

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TEMPE, Ariz. – Jahii Carson scored 18 points and Jonathan Gilling added 12, leading Arizona State to a 72-51 rout of Colorado in men’s basketball Saturday.

Arizona State (15-5 overall, 4-3 Pac-12) beat Utah in its previous game and rolled past Colorado (15-6, 4-4) after struggling with turnovers early. The Sun Devils led by 11 points in the first half and turned the game into a blowout in the opening minutes of the second behind a barrage of three-pointers.

Gilling, a junior forward from Denmark, made all four of his three-point attempts and Carson became Arizona State’s fourth player to surpass 1,000 career points in his first two seasons. Carson also had six rebounds and four assists as the Sun Devils improved to 11-1 at home.

Xavier Johnson scored 12 points for the Buffaloes, who went 2 of 11 from three-point range.

Colorado has missed Spencer Dinwiddie, the team leader in points and assists. He tore a knee ligament in a Jan. 12 game at Washington.

Arizona State made 12 of 23 shots from the field to lead 34-23 at halftime behind seven points from Shaquielle McKissic, a former Edmonds Community College and Kentridge High School player.

Colorado coach Tad Boyle said, “We got outrebounded, we didn’t defend and I told our team we’ve got to figure out a way.

“We have to be mentally tough enough to win this game 51-50, and right now we are not there. We’re not there mentally, we’re not there physically.”

Pac-12 men
Arizona St.4-315-5
Oregon St.3-411-8
Saturday’s resultsWashington 87, Oregon State 81 Arizona State 72, Colorado 51

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