Jason Calliste scored 16 points and Damyean Dotson added 15
as Oregon (21-8, 9-8 Pac-12) raced out to a 15-0 advantage and
never trailed. The Ducks also received 13 points from Joseph
Young while climbing over the .500 mark in conference play.
Jahii Carson, who announced he was leaving for the NBA after the
season following the Sun Devils' last game, scored 22 of his
game-high 28 points in the second half. Jermaine Marshall added
16 points and Jordan Bachynski had 13 points, 11 rebounds and
five blocked shots for Arizona State (21-9, 10-7), which settled
for a split of the season series.
Arizona State started slowly for its second straight road
contest. The Sun Devils, who fell behind at Utah 11-2, dug
themselves out of a big early hole by getting a 3-pointer from
Marshall to cut the deficit to 17-16.
But Oregon regrouped to take a 33-25 advantage into the break.
The Ducks then built a 47-33 lead just four minutes into the
second half and Arizona State closed the gap to 55-52 with 10:53
to play but could get no closer.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Oregon C Waverly Austin finished with 10 points
and five blocked shots, both representing career highs. ...An
Arizona State win would have secured a first-round bye in the
Pac-12 tournament. ... Dotson finished 3-for-4 from beyond the
arc and the Ducks hit 7-of-16 from 3-point range.
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