Roosevelt Scott got ASU on the board, but T.J. McConnell responded with a three. Brandon Ashley then made a three and Shaquille McKissic did as well. Scott scored again before Stanley Johnson hit from behind the arc and Ashley added another three to put the Wildcats up 12-7 five minutes into the game.
Rondae Jefferson made three free-throws and Willie Atwood made one. Ashley, Dusan Ristic, and Johnson proceeded to score before a bucket by Scott cut Arizona’s lead to 21-10 with 11:24 left in the first half.
McKissic got a three-point play and Kaleb Tarczewski got on the board. McConnell made a jumper and Johnson added two free-throws to put the Wildcats up 27-13.
Hollis-Jefferson and Gerry Blakes exchanged buckets and Johnson scored in the lane to bring Arizona’s lead to 31-15 with 6:45 remaining in the half.
McConnell scored and Tra Holder made two free-throws. Eric Jacobsen made two from the line as well before Johnson scored four consecutive points. Hollis-Jefferson then hit a jumper before the half ended as the Wildcats led 45-25 at halftime.
Tarczewski and Blakes exchanged baskets to start the half before Ashley scored. Savon Goodman then made two free-throws and Hollis Jefferson scored. a dunk by Scott cut Arizona’s lead to 52-31 a few minutes into the half.
Ashley made two free-throws and Ristic added a bucket. Jacobsen then got a three-point play and Blakes added a score. Parker Jackson-Cartwright made two free-throws that were followed by two from Blakes to keep Arizona’s lead at 58-38 with 11:48 left.
After two free-throws by Tarczewski, Jonathan Gilling made two three-pointers in attempt to bring the Sun Devils back. A dunk by Hollis-Jefferson then ended that notion and forced ASU to call timeout.