Sun Devils shoot past Oregon State 76-66By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer Saturday, Jan 14, 2012
Arizona State (6-11, 2-3) had lost six of seven and appeared to be heading toward another disappointment after turning it over 13 times in the first half.
The Sun Devils shot their way out of trouble, hitting 59 percent from the floor to win for just the third time in 10 home games.
Kyle Cain added 16 points to help Arizona State overcome the loss of leading scorer Trent Lockett, who left with a right leg injury in the second half.
Oregon State (11-7, 1-5) started slowly and never recovered. The nation’s fifth-best scoring team shot 37 percent and hit 4 of 21 from 3-point range to lose for the fifth time in six games. Devon Collier led the Beavers with 21 points.