GAMEDAY Mens Basketball



Arizona State 70, California 62

BERKELEY, Calif. - Remy Martin produced another impressive performance on California's home floor, finishing with 22 points, five assists and four rebounds as No. 25 Arizona State beat the Golden Bears 70-62.

Prized freshman Josh Christopher added 14 points for the Sun Devils (3-1), and Holland Woods knocked down a key 3-pointer with 2:24 remaining.

Freshman forward Marcus Bagley had to be helped off with a lower left leg injury after he went down near midcourt with 1:42 to play. He is scheduled for an MRI and X-rays on Friday.

Cal star Matt Bradley had 20 points and eight rebounds but was just 1 for 9 on 3-pointers. He was coming off 26-point performance Monday in the team's home opener, a 60-49 victory against Nicholls State.

The Sun Devils again were without guard Alonzo Verge Jr., last season's Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year, as he quarantines in Tempe, Arizona, for COVID-19 contact tracing. ASU coach Bobby Hurley was clear Verge's absence was not injury-related or disciplinary.

In addition, Sun Devils associate head coach Rashon Burno, operations director Eric Brown and other support staff stayed back at a nearby hotel as a precaution for contact tracing after a staff member not currently with the team tested positive for the coronavirus.

Bradley converted a three-point play with 14:46 remaining to pull the Bears to 46-43. The Sun Devils answered, as they did each time Cal (2-2) threatened late. The Bears got within 54-53 on Grant Anticevich's putback with 7:52 left before a 7-0 burst by ASU.

Arizona State returned from a split of two games at the Empire Classic in Connecticut, losing 83-74 to No. 3 Villanova for the tournament title.

Both teams had committed five turnovers by the midway point of the opening half.


BOX SCORE

Associated Press


December 3, 2020


D1SportsNet

FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM PINTEREST TWITTER YOUTUBE