Cardinal clobber Devils

The road woes for ASU continue. Following two sizeable defeats two weeks ago at Colorado and Utah, the Sun Devils suffered another sizeable loss away from Tempe. On Thursday night, Stanford shook off a slow start to route the maroon and gold 68-44.

Arizona State (7-15, 3-7 Pac-12) actually played well coming out of the gates and led 12-7 at the 13:48 mark. However, Stanford (16-6, 6-4) eventually got rid of its cold shooting night and outscored the visitors 21-8 the rest of the period and went down to the locker room with a 28-20 edge.

It took less than two minutes into the second stanza for the cardinal to open up a double digit lead, a margin that they held for the rest of the contest. ASU, who was still missing injured scoring leader Trent Lockett, was paced by the emerging Jordan Bachynski who had a career-high 20 points and was the only Sun Devil in double digit scoring. ASU shot just 34.2 percent from the field and their four assists on the night was the lowest mark for the team under head coach Herb Sendek. Stanford was led by Aaron Bright's 16 points.

ASU will wrap up their Bay Area trip with a visit to California on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. MST.


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