ASU men's basketball holds off explosive San Francisco offense in 71-67 win

The Sun Devils held the Dons to 36% from the field and 28% from three-point range

ASU men's basketball (5-2) staved off San Francisco's dynamic offense to capture a 71-67 win on Tuesday night.

Redshirt junior forward Romello White led the Sun Devils with a double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Junior guard Remy Martin chipped in 14 points, five assists and six rebounds for ASU.

The Sun Devils kept the Dons' elite offense in check in the first half, holding them to just 31% from the field and under 27% from three-point range. However, the Dons stayed aggressive and drew seven first-half fouls, leading to eight made free throws.

ASU produced a 10-2 run late in the first half to aid the team in creating a 35-30 lead heading into halftime. ASU shot 45.5% from the field in the first half, but only made one of five three-point attempts.

San Francisco went on a 10-1 run to begin the second half to take a brief four point lead. ASU then recovered and the game remained tight throughout.

The Sun Devils sank key free throws late in the second half to take a four point lead and were able to steal a win in the Bay Area.

ASU held San Francisco to 36.4% shooting from the field and 28.6% from three. ASU shot nearly 42% from both the field and three-point line.

The Sun Devils will take on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette next in Tempe on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. MST.


Reach the reporter at jhorst2@asu.edu and follow @HorseySeven on Twitter.

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