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No. 14 Arizona State holds off struggling Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley made a lineup change Saturday night and got just what he wanted: balance and scoring punch off the bench.

Tra Holder and Remy Martin scored 13 points apiece and the No. 16 Sun Devils got contributions from throughout their lineup to beat Cal 81-73 in Pac-12 play.

Four players scored in double figures for the Sun Devils (15-4, 3-4) and the bench contributed 41 points, one shy of the most by an ASU team under Hurley in his three seasons.

Ohio State transfer Mickey Mitchell, who had started the previous seven games, came off the bench and provided 12 points and 11 rebounds.

''If you're not winning, you've got to figure out a way to make some changes,'' said Hurley, whose team started the season 12-0 to reach No. 3 in the AP Top 25 but lost four of its first six Pac-12 games. ''It's not an indictment of Mickey. He's a tough guy, mentally tough as well. I told him I need him to be a difference-maker.

''There were a couple games we just weren't getting the production we needed off the bench. Mickey provides energy and rebounding.''

Martin also comes off the bench, as does DeQuon Lake and Kimani Lawrence, who contributed nine and seven points, respectively.

The Sun Devils led by 16 points late in the first half, then regained control late after the Bears got within 65-60 with just under six minutes left.

Cal (7-13, 1-6) lost its sixth straight game, even with a big effort from senior Marcus Lee, who had averaged just six points over the previous three games.

A senior transfer from Kentucky, Lee equaled his career high with 23 points, despite shooting 3 for 10 from the free-throw line.

''It was good to see him back in form the way we all want to see him play,'' Cal coach Wyking Jones said.

Freshman Darius McNeil added 16 points for Cal.

BOBBLEHEAD HISTORY

Fans took home Jason Kidd bobblehead dolls, commemorating his performance in the Bears' 1993 NCAA Tournament upset of two-time defending champion Duke. Kidd had 11 points, 14 assists, eight rebounds and four steals against Bobby Hurley, now the coach at Arizona State, who scored a career-best 32 points.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Even with the victory, ASU figures to drop a few spots in the AP Top 25 after losing Wednesday at Stanford.

BIG PICTURE

Arizona State: Holder was the most productive player in the Pac-12 through 14 games, averaging 22.2 points, 4.3 assists, 1.9 steals while shooting 44 percent from the 3-point arc. Over the previous four games entering Saturday, those numbers fell to 9.5 points, 3.3 assists, 0.5 steals and 21 percent from deep.

Cal: Not even playing on their home court has helped the struggling Bears. They are now 4-8 at Haas Pavilion, with seven defeats in their past eight tries, six of those setbacks by double-digit margins.

UP NEXT

Arizona State plays at home vs. Utah on Thursday.

Cal visits UCLA on Thursday.

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Key Players
T. Holder
0 G
D. Coleman
14 G
34.2 Min. Per Game 34.2
17.2 Pts. Per Game 17.2
2.2 Ast. Per Game 2.2
2.9 Reb. Per Game 2.9
41.6 Field Goal % 35.6
40.4 Three Point % 27.1
84.0 Free Throw % 76.3
+ 1 Justice Sueing made free throw 1.0
  Shooting foul on De'Quon Lake 1.0
+ 2 Justice Sueing made driving layup 1.0
  Defensive rebound by Justice Sueing 8.0
  Remy Martin missed jump shot 10.0
  Defensive rebound by De'Quon Lake 37.0
  Justice Sueing missed 3-pt. jump shot 39.0
+ 1 Remy Martin made 2nd of 2 free throws 45.0
+ 1 Remy Martin made 1st of 2 free throws 45.0
  Personal foul on Juhwan Harris-Dyson 45.0
+ 3 Darius McNeill made 3-pt. jump shot 47.0
Team Stats
Points 81 73
Field Goals 29-61 (47.5%) 28-60 (46.7%)
3-Pointers 10-21 (47.6%) 5-16 (31.3%)
Free Throws 13-16 (81.3%) 12-22 (54.5%)
Total Rebounds 39 30
Offensive 7 6
Defensive 28 21
Team 4 3
Assists 15 13
Steals 2 3
Blocks 5 7
Turnovers 11 8
Fouls 19 20
Technicals 1 1
13 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST
23 PTS, 8 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo 16 Arizona State 15-4 414081
home team logo California 7-13 304373
Team Stats
away team logo 16 Arizona State 15-4 77.6 PPG 43.4 RPG 13.5 APG
home team logo California 7-13 68.4 PPG 31.6 RPG 10.9 APG
Key Players
1
R. Martin G 12.9 PPG 3.2 RPG 5.0 APG 40.2 FG%
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M. Lee F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
R. Martin G 13 PTS 1 REB 3 AST
M. Lee F 23 PTS 8 REB 3 AST
47.5 FG% 46.7
47.6 3PT FG% 31.3
81.3 FT% 54.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Holder 13 3 4 4/11 1/4 4/5 0 35 0 0 1 0 3
S. Evans II 10 3 5 3/8 2/4 2/2 1 32 0 0 2 0 3
V. Shibel 8 3 0 3/3 2/2 0/0 4 14 1 0 1 0 3
R. White 6 4 0 2/5 0/0 2/2 5 21 1 1 0 1 3
K. Justice 3 1 2 1/6 1/5 0/0 0 25 0 0 2 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Holder 13 3 4 4/11 1/4 4/5 0 35 0 0 1 0 3
S. Evans II 10 3 5 3/8 2/4 2/2 1 32 0 0 2 0 3
V. Shibel 8 3 0 3/3 2/2 0/0 4 14 1 0 1 0 3
R. White 6 4 0 2/5 0/0 2/2 5 21 1 1 0 1 3
K. Justice 3 1 2 1/6 1/5 0/0 0 25 0 0 2 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Martin 13 1 3 4/7 2/2 3/4 1 18 0 0 1 0 1
M. Mitchell 12 11 1 5/9 2/4 0/0 2 25 0 2 2 2 9
D. Lake 9 7 0 4/8 0/0 1/2 5 19 0 2 2 3 4
K. Lawrence 7 2 0 3/4 0/0 1/1 1 11 0 0 0 1 1
A. Witherill - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Fogerty - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Salzman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Thompson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Roggin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 81 35 15 29/61 10/21 13/16 19 200 2 5 11 7 28
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Lee 23 8 3 10/13 0/0 3/10 2 38 0 3 2 2 6
D. McNeill 16 4 1 5/13 4/9 2/3 3 38 0 2 0 1 3
J. Sueing 12 5 3 4/11 1/4 3/3 3 28 1 0 1 0 5
J. Harris-Dyson 10 4 2 4/6 0/0 2/4 5 26 1 0 1 2 2
K. Okoroh 2 1 1 1/4 0/0 0/0 4 26 0 2 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Lee 23 8 3 10/13 0/0 3/10 2 38 0 3 2 2 6
D. McNeill 16 4 1 5/13 4/9 2/3 3 38 0 2 0 1 3
J. Sueing 12 5 3 4/11 1/4 3/3 3 28 1 0 1 0 5
J. Harris-Dyson 10 4 2 4/6 0/0 2/4 5 26 1 0 1 2 2
K. Okoroh 2 1 1 1/4 0/0 0/0 4 26 0 2 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Coleman 10 4 2 4/11 0/2 2/2 2 29 1 0 2 1 3
N. Hamilton 0 0 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0
R. Davis 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1
D. Winston 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
C. Welle - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Orender - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. King - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Anticevich - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Erving - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. McCullough - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 73 27 13 28/60 5/16 12/22 20 200 3 7 8 6 21