STANFORD — The Arizona State Sun Devils ran on fumes late in the second half, coming to within three points, but ultimately ran out of gas and fell to the Stanford Cardinal 76-70 on Saturday afternoon in California.
The Sun Devils (16-6, 5-4) had a great opportunity to create a bit of separation in the Pac-12, but ultimately couldn’t get it done on the road. Jahii Carson scored 24 points with three rebounds and three assists, shooting 9-for-17 from the field, 3-for-7 from the 3-point line and 3-for-6 from the free-throw line.
After leading by one at the half, the Devils just couldn’t keep up the intensity against the Cardinal. They found themselves down 12 with 8:09 remaining, before going on a run to cut the deficit to 70-67. The Cardinal scored the next four points to put the game out of reach.
Jermaine Marshall had an excellent game for the Sun Devils, scoring 22 points on 7-for-11 shooting from the field and 6-for-8 from the 3-point line. Jordan Bachynski scored seven points with 10 rebounds and two blocks.
The starting backcourt deserves an equal amount of kudos, with Jahii Carson and Jermaine Marshall combining for 46 points on 16-for-28 shooting from the field and 9-for-15 shooting from the 3-point line.
Jonathan Gilling played 20 minutes off the bench, going 0-for-5 from the field (all 3-pointers). He got two rebounds and an assist, but he also accumulated five fouls in that stretch and ended with zero points.
The Sun Devils will host the Oregon State Beavers on Thursday, February 6th from Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Arizona.