Nonetheless, the game's events quickly caught up with ASU. Ty Abbott picked up his third foul with just over 11 minutes left in the period and had to sit out the rest of the half. The Bruins tightened up their interior defense blocking seven shots in the first half, committed just two turnovers while scoring 10 points off of ASU's miscues.
All these factors fueled the aforementioned run and resulted in a 39-29 halftime UCLA lead.
The second half saw the Bruins crush any attempt of an ASU comeback. The visitors scored just 24 points and with 11:26 left in the game were already trailing 60-40 en route to another league loss for the maroon and gold.
Chanse Creekmur in his second consecutive start led ASU with 9 points on 3-4 shooting beyond the arc. Keala King (8 points) and Ruslan Pateev (7 points and a team-high five rebounds) both had solid contributions off the bench. The Sun Devils were 7-15 from three-point range but committed 16 turnovers and allowed UCLA to convert at a 52 percent clip from the field. Malcolm Lee paced all players with 16 points.