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Martin's second half outburst propels ASU men's basketball to win over St. John's

The junior guard scored 17 of his 19 points in the final 20 minutes


ASU junior guard Remy Martin (1) celebrates during the Sun Devils' 90-49 victory over the CCSU Blue Devils at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, Arizona on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.

Junior guard Remy Martin scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half to propel ASU men's basketball (3-1) to a 80-67 win over St. John's on Saturday.

Redshirt junior Romello White provided 15 points on a perfect six of six shooting from the field and nine rebounds for the Sun Devils. 

ASU missed their first six shots of the game and allowed St. John's to go on a 15-2 run to start off. ASU then countered with a 17-3 run, including a 5-0 burst from freshman guard Jaelen House.

The Sun Devils cooled off to end the half, missing 13 of their last 17 shot attempts. The Red Storm finished the half hitting nine of their last 16 shots and carried a 40-31 lead into the half. 

Martin came out firing to start the second half, going on a personal 9-0 run as part of a 11-0 ASU run. He made six of his nine attempts from the field at this time as well as making all four of his free throw attempts.

Martin's hot hand carried over to the rest of the squad, as the Sun Devils shot 60% from the field in the second half compared to just 32% in the first.

ASU also kept the defensive pressure on St. John's to complete the turnaround, holding them to shoot just 33% in the second half.

The Sun Devils trailed by as many as 13 points in the game and led by as many as 18. 

ASU will take on No. 7 Virginia next on Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. MST.

Correction: An original version of this story incorrectly stated that the start time of the Nov. 24 basketball game was 1 p.m. The story has been updated to correct this error.

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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

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