2 Arizona 23-1 at Arizona State 18-6
Time for the duel in the desert! Let’s begin Arizona up 2 and Nick Johnson slams down a dunk! Zona up 4! Then Bearcats up 1 but the Sun Devils’ Jermaine Marshall fakes and then goes up and make the shot off the glass and State takes the lead in Tempe! Then Jahii Carson makes the contact shot for the Devils! Then Carson, step back…GOOD! But Zona comes back, Aaron Gordon makes a hook shot and the free throw and the lead is down to 1 possession! Less than a minute left, Devils up 2 but the Cat’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson gets a steal passes it up to Nick Johnson who throws it up to TJ McConnell who puts it in for the cats! BEARDOWN! WE ARE GOING TO OVERTIME TIED AT 51! OT1: McConnell drives, pulls up takes a shot from the elbow…good! Zona takes the lead! But State comes right back, Jordan Bachynski does an up and under and we are tied!OT2: We are tied at 59 now and McConnell makes a floater! The Bearcats take the lead! State can’t stop them!Aaron Gordon is too fast he goes in and makes the layup! State is a bubble team, they NEED this win and down 3 and Jermaine Marshall delivered! He makes the three and we are tied! 15 ticks left and Bearcats up 1 then Marshall drives and makes a trick shot and State takes the lead! Then McConnell’s shot is blocked by Arizona State’s Jordan Bachynski Jahii Carson catches the block and takes it all the way and slams it down! .7 seconds left and Arizona gets a shot off but it clanks off the rim no good. State wins 69-66!
KEY PLAYER (ARIZONA): TJ McConnell: 17 Pts, 5 Reb
KEY PLAYER (ARIZONA STATE): Jermaine Marshall: 29 Pts, 5 Reb