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Instant recap: ASU secures a nail-biting win in overtime against Arizona

Remy Martin led the ASU offense while Zylan Cheatham dominated the boards

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ASU freshman guard Lugentz Dort (0) takes a shot during ASU's take down of the Arizona Wildcats at the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Arizona, on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.


ASU men's basketball pulled out a nail-biting 95-88 win over UA in overtime, the first victory over the Wildcats in nearly four years. 

Sophomore guard Remy Martin kept up his impressive play to lead the Devils, scoring a career-high 31 points and dishing 8 assists. Martin shot eight of 14 from the field, five of seven from three, and 10 of 12 from the free-throw line.

Redshirt junior guard Rob Edwards scored 19 points on four-of-nine shooting and three-of-six from three. Edwards also hit eight of eleven shots from the free-throw line. 

Redshirt senior forward Zylan Cheatham secured another double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing a career-high 22 rebounds.

Ryan Luther led the Wildcats with 19 points, shooting six-of-10 from the field and five-of-eight from three.

The game went back and forth throughout. However, ASU trailed by as many as six points late in the second half. 

But with about five minutes remaining, Martin scored eight straight points, igniting the Sun Devil offense to bring them back into the game.

Justin Coleman hit a step-back three to tie the game at 83 points apiece. Freshman guard Luguentz Dort had a chance to win the game in regulation, but airballed a fadeaway three. 

ASU leaned on its defense in the overtime period. The Sun Devils held the Wildcats without a field goal in the extra quarter. 

Coach Bobby Hurley won his first game versus Arizona in seven tries. 

The Wildcats and the Sun Devils will meet again in Tucson for the final game of the regular season on March 9.


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Jeffrey HorstDigital editor-in-chief

Jeffrey Horst is the digital editor-in-chief of The State Press. He previously served as the publication's sports editor and worked at Cronkite News and ArizonaSports.com.


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