Arizona St. 75, UC Riverside 59
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP)—Ike Diogu had 13 of his 19 points in the second half, and junior college transfer Bryson Krueger scored a season-high 23 points to lead Arizona State to a 75-59 win over UC Riverside on Sunday night.
Diogu, who scored in double figures for the 67th time in as many games, also had nine rebounds to lead the Sun Devils (7-1) to their best start since the 1992-93 team went 8-1.
Rickey Porter had 17 points and Vili Morton 15 for the Highlanders (3-3).
Krueger had 19 points in the first half, and the Sun Devils closed with a 12-2 run to take a 35-23 lead at the break.
Krueger was 5-for-6 on 3-pointers in the half, sinking his fifth with 1:27 left to open the Sun Devils’ first 12-point lead at 33-21.
The Highlanders opened the second half with a 13-6 run featuring Porter’s three-point play and a 3-pointer 39 seconds later that cut the deficit to 41-36 with 13:57 to go.
But Diogu had a three-point play, six other free throws and a putback as the Sun Devils surged to a 63-42 lead with 7:30 remaining.