Devils Notch Dramatic Win at Cal

17 turnovers. 0-3 from the free throw line. Those were some of the not so pretty stats for ASU today. On the other hand, their stifling zone defense gave up just 16 points to Cal in the second half, and the prettiest number of them all was Derek Glasser draining a three-point shot with 13.8 second left to award ASU a 42-41 win in their Pac-10 regular season finale.

Arizona State (8-21, 2-16), scored its first points at the 14:12 mark of the first half. Yet Cal (14-16, 6-12), wasn't able to capitalize. The Golden Bears led just 14-9 with 8:09 left in the half, and then saw the Sun Devils go on a 10-0 run and have a 19-14 edge at the 5:47 mark. This time it was the visitors' turn to go cold, as the maroon and gold were outscored 11-2 the rest of the half and go down to the locker room trailing 25-21.

ASU opened the second half with somewhat of a torrid pace, scoring nine points in the first five plus minutes to tie the game at 30 apiece. Cal was able to grab back the lead, but once again fell victim to the visitors' defensive effort and was never able to open a sizeable lead. Nonetheless, the maroon and gold struggled themselves on offense. After tying the game at 36-36 with just under ten minutes, they scored just six points the rest of the way. However, three of them were Glasser's aforementioned shot. The Bears were scoreless in the last 6:51 minutes of the game, and saw the visitors win their second conference game of the year despite scoring its lowest point total in 16 years.

Jerren Shipp was the only ASU player in double figures with 11. Antwi Atuahene had a solid contribution from the bench with nine. Jeff Pendergraph had a team-high six rebounds. Cal was held to 32.6% shooting from the field and lost the rebound battle 26-23. The Bears were paced by Jordan Wilkes who had a game-high 17 points.

The Sun Devils will open play at the Pac-10 tournament on Wednesday in Los Angeles and will match-up against Washington who upset UCLA on Saturday.

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