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Final 2OT

(2) Arizona 66

(23-2, 10-2 Pac-12)

Arizona State 69

(19-6, 8-4 Pac-12)

    Coverage: ESPN/WatchESPN

    9:00 PM ET, February 14, 2014

    Wells Fargo Arena (AZ), Tempe, Arizona

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    #2ARIZ 26 25 6 966
    ASU 21 30 6 1269

    Top Performers

    Arizona: A. Gordon 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast

    Arizona St: J. Marshall 29 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Jordan Bachynski's block keys Sun Devils' upset of No. 2 Arizona

    Associated Press

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State went away from Jermaine Marshall until it needed him most. He came through, and so did Jordan Bachynski with another game-saving block.

    When it was over, the Sun Devils' fans rushed the court twice -- beating your biggest rival in double overtime is that much fun.

    Fighting through a defensively dominated game, Arizona State pulled out arguably the biggest home win in school history, knocking off No. 2 Arizona 69-66 in double overtime Friday night.

    Marshall scored eight of his 29 points in the second overtime, and Bachynski swatted T.J. McConnell's drive with 6 seconds left, leading to a raucous midcourt celebration that had to restart because more time was left on the clock.

    "No words can explain the joy that we feel right now," said Bachynski, who had 13 points, eight blocked shots and seven rebounds. "Tonight was huge for us."

    It took a while to get there.

    With both teams struggling offensively all night in a physical game filled with fouls, neither team could take control.

    Arizona State (19-6, 8-4 Pac-12) won it by turning to Marshall and relying on Bachynski.

    Marshall, who missed the first game against Arizona, went more than 20 minutes without a field goal but made a pair of 3-pointers in the second overtime, then scored on a drive with 14 seconds left to put the Sun Devils up 67-66.

    Arizona (23-2, 10-2) didn't call a timeout and got the ball into McConnell's hands for a final shot. The Wildcats' point guard hit some big shots throughout the game, but his final attempt was sent back by Bachynski, leading to a breakaway dunk by Jahii Carson that sent the fans pouring onto the court.

    One problem: There was still time left on the clock. Less than a second, but enough for the Wildcats to get off a good shot.

    Nick Johnson got a good one, too. It hit the rim and bounced away, though, sending the fans back onto the court and the Sun Devils to victory over second-ranked Arizona, the highest-ranked opponent they have ever beaten at home.

    Bachynski

    Rick Scuteri/USA TODAY Sports

    Arizona State's Jordan Bachynski had 13 points, seven rebounds and eight blocked shots, including a possible game-saver with six seconds to play.

    "In terms of college basketball, that's as good as it gets," said Arizona State coach Herb Sendek, who was doused with Gatorade in the locker room. "Obviously, the game could have gone either way, but I stand in awe at the players on both teams and their ability to perform on a stage like that, in such conditions; they really have my total respect."

    Arizona won the first game over Arizona State in a rout and its first two games without injured forward Brandon Ashley.

    The Wildcats tried to eke out another victory behind their defense but came up short behind poor perimeter shooting and from the free throw line.

    Arizona shot 4-of-16 from 3-point range and 16-of-30 on free throws, negating a 54-35 advantage in rebounds, including 18 on the offensive glass.

    McConnell led Arizona with 17 points and five rebounds. Kaleb Tarczewski had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Aaron Gordon had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats, who shot 35 percent overall.

    "Our offense is continuing to put more and more pressure on our defense," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. "You can only guard so well. We missed a ton of free throws; heck, we've missed a ton of free throws all year. Eventually, that's going to run its course and we're going to lose because we're leaving too many points on the table."

    Arizona State had been on a roll since losing by 23 points in Tucson on Jan. 16, winning five of its past six games to get back into the NCAA tournament picture.

    The Sun Devils also had Marshall, their second-leading scorer, back in the lineup after he missed the first game with a groin injury, and Bachynski has been playing better after missing all three of his shots in Tucson.

    Marshall made a huge difference in the rematch after an ugly start that featured more combined fouls (11) than points (nine) in the opening eight minutes.

    Marshall scored 12 of the Sun Devils' 19 points in the first half, hitting 5 of 10 shots while the rest of the team went 3-for-17.

    Arizona led 26-21 at halftime after dominating the glass, outrebounding Arizona State 26-15, including 9-3 on the offensive end.

    Marshall continued to carry the Sun Devils early in the second half, scoring on a three-point play on a turnaround shot in the lane and earning a chance at another on a hard drive before missing the free throw.

    Carson tried to take over after a quiet first half, scoring six straight points to put Arizona State up six, but Arizona fought back.

    Neither team got good looks at the end of regulation and couldn't get a shot to fall in the first overtime.

    Marshall returned to the fold for the Sun Devils in the second overtime, and Bachynski all but ended a physical-but-entertaining game with another big block.

    "It was one heck of a game," Miller said. "Someone has to win, someone has to lose. Unfortunately, we're the loser."

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARIZ
    ASU
    Points 66 69
    FG Made-Attempted 23-64 (.359) 24-60 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 6-18 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-30 (.533) 15-26 (.577)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

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    Research Notes

    Arizona State: 1st win over a ranked Arizona team since Feb. 20, 2002 (had lost 13 straight when Arizona is ranked)
    Arizona couldn't shoot on Friday, from the floor or from the foul line, and they didn't share the ball well either. A recipe for disaster.
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    These two teams combined to miss 25 of their 56 free-throw attempts... Arizona: 16-30 Arizona St: 15-26
    Friday marked Arizona's 1st loss AT Arizona State while ranked in the AP Top 5 since 1992. The Wildcats lost by 3 points in each defeat and this year's team hopes to avoid the fate of the '92 squad...
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    Arizona grabs 56% of all available rebounds, the highest rebounding percentage in the Pac-12 and fourth in the nation. The Wildcats allow 6.9 second-chance points per game, fewest among major conference teams (AAC, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC). Arizona held Arizona State to three second-chance points in its win in Tucson on Jan. 16.
    Entering Friday, Arizona State has lost 18 straight vs top 5 teams. Its last win was Jan. 31, 1998 at No. 4 Stanford. Its last HOME win vs a top 5 team was Feb. 20, 1992 vs No. 5 Arizona. It hasnt beaten a top-2 team since March 7, 1981 when it won at No. 1 Oregon State. It has never beaten a top-2 team at home.
    Jahii Carson has scored or assisted on 40% of Arizona State's points this season. Carson is one of seven players in the nation averaging at least 19 points, four rebounds and four assists per game.
    Whether it was with Penn State or now Arizona State, Jermaine Marshall seems to up his game against the top schools. His 29 points yesterday tied a career high, and look at the top 3 here... all against ranked schools.
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    Arizona allows 22.2 points per game in the paint, fewest in the Pac-12 and fourth fewest among major conference teams (AAC, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC).
    *Arizona allows 88.1 points per 100 possessions, fewest in the Pac-12 and third in the nation.
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