Both teams exchanged leads a few times during the first half. A three-point basket by Derek Glasser made it 20-16 in favor of ASU with 9:03 left in the first half. Seven points from Pendergraph later in the opening stanza helped the Sun Devils to hold off the Bears' offense just enough to enter halftime with a 31-31 score.
After tying Baylor at 34 apiece, ASU saw the Bears go on a 19-4 run to go up 53-38 at the 14:17 mark of the second half. A trio of consecutive three-point shots brought ASU as close as five points, 80-75, with 1:10 left in the contest. However, the Bears converted 7-8 free throws down the stretch to preserve the win.
ASU edged Baylor in rebounds 33-25 and nine caroms on the offensive end. The Devils committed 14 turnovers, and forced Baylor to only eight. The Bears also had 18 assists to ASU's 12. LaceDarius Dunn paced Baylor with 27 points, including 6-12 from three-point territory.
Next for ASU is a match up with UTEP in the final day of the 76 Anaheim Classic on Sunday.