Scores

Final

Hartford 63

(4-4, 1-2 away)

Arizona State 71

(7-1, 6-0 home)

Coverage: PAC12

8:30 PM ET, December 5, 2012

Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, Arizona

1 2 T
HART 35 2863
ASU 36 3571

Top Performers

Hartford: N. Sikma 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

Arizona State: J. Carson 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

Arizona St. 71, Hartford 63

Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Jahii Carson had 20 points and six assists, Eric Jacobsen added 16 points, and Arizona State used a dominating defensive stretch in the second half to beat Hartford 71-63 Wednesday night.

Arizona State (7-1) traded baskets with the Hawks from a hot-shooting first half until picking up the pressure midway through the second.

Contesting shots and snatching steals, the Sun Devils held Hartford to one field goal for more than 11 minutes and to 9-of-31 shooting in the second half.

Carrick Felix added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Arizona State, which shot 56 percent to overcome an 11 for 23 night from the free-throw line.

Hartford (4-4) kept up with the Sun Devils in the first half, but faded in the second under their pressure and size.

Nate Sikma had 26 points, but Hawks leading scorer Mark Nwakamma missed all eight of his shots.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HART
ASU
Points 63 71
FG Made-Attempted 22-57 (.386) 27-48 (.563)
3P Made-Attempted 12-29 (.414) 6-16 (.375)
FT Made-Attempted 7-7 (1.000) 11-23 (.478)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 8

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