Arizona State races past Bradley 70-58

AL BRAVO (Associated Press)
The Associated PressNovember 23, 2013

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jordan Bachynski had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead Arizona State past Bradley 70-58 Friday night.

Jahii Carson, coming off a 40-point night in a win against UNLV on Tuesday, had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists, for the Sun Devils, who are 5-0 for the first time since 1985.

Tyshon Pickett had 23 points and Walt Lemon 20 for the Braves (4-2), who have lost two straight.

Jonathan Gilling added 14 points for Arizona State, which led by as much as 20 in the second half after taking a 43-28 lead at the break.

Arizona State went on a 17-1 run in the first half to take control, taking a 29-15 lead with 7:15 left before the break. Carson hit back-to-back 3-pointers from the top of the key and Chance Murray added a 3-point play to cap the run.

Bachynski has a double-double in each of the Sun Devils' first five games.

Bradley tried to slow down the Sun Devils, who came into the game averaging 90 points in their first four games. The Braves played half-court offense but missed 12 of their first 18 shots and couldn't take advantage of an early rebounding edge.

Bradley has lost 18 consecutive games played west of the Mississippi River since a 63-48 win against Drake on March 3, 2011.

Bradley starting center Jordan Prosser sat out for his fourth and final game after being suspended for breaking a school and team rule.