As the second stanza opened, the maroon and gold weren't able to halt the BYU attack, and the lead mushroomed to 48-28 in less than three minutes of play. The ASU bench, namely Taylor Rohde and Demetrius Walker, help cut that lead into half in just a few minutes. Derek Glasser's two free throws made it a 64-60 game with 4:44 left to play.
Alas, that was the wakeup call BYU needed to fight back and outscore their opponent 17-8 the rest of the game en route to a comfortable victory.
Glasser led all players on the floor with 22 points, and had five of his team's eight assists. Rihards Kuksiks was the only other Sun Devil in double figures with 13 and 4-8 from three-point range. ASU had respectable shooting numbers converting 43.8 percent from the field and 40 percent beyond the arc. However, they met a disciplined BYU team that turned over the ball just six times and had a 34-28 rebounding advantage.
Next for ASU is a home game against Delaware State on Saturday. Tip-off is at 2:00 pm.