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Balanced Sun Devils use big outburst to beat Ducks 78-64

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State ran away from Oregon with a 19-0 second-half run, and the unquestioned highlight was a monster dunk by Zylan Cheatham over the Ducks' Kenny Wooten.

''He's an elite shot-blocker,'' Cheatham said, ''so I wasn't going to be on the other side of SportsCenter. It was pretty much him or me when I got him in the air and I won this battle.''

It was, Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley said, a ''statement-type'' play in the 78-64 Sun Devils victory.

Five Arizona State players scored in double figures, led by 17 from Cheatham and 15 for Taeshon Cherry, who made 5 of 10 3-pointers.

Payton Pritchard scored 20 and Louis King 16 for the cold-shooting Ducks, who split a pair in the desert after winning at Arizona on Thursday night.

The Sun Devils (13-5, 4-2 Pac-12) completed a home sweep of the Oregon schools and snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Ducks (11-7, 2-3).

''Our guys played hard, we just didn't play very smart,'' Oregon coach Dana Altman said. '' Poor execution at times, it's just that we tried to run things out of timeouts, we didn't execute at all. Disappointed there. We got to get better offensively. We can't shoot the ball 33 percent; we're going to have to shoot it better. We had some good looks.

''VJ (Victor Bailey Jr.) had some good looks, he just couldn't get one down tonight and Paul (White), first-half, was outstanding. (He) tweaked that ankle a little-bit, I probably stayed with him a little too long, knowing that ankle was not sharp.''

The Ducks shot just 33 percent (21 of 63), 26 percent in the second half (9 of 35). Arizona State shot 51 percent overall.

Bailey was 0-for-9 shooting, including four 3s. White scored 12 but none in the second half.

After Pritchard banked in a 3 at the buzzer to make it 39-39 at the half, Oregon led most of the first 12 minutes of the second half, but never by much. King bounced in a 3-pointer to put the Ducks up 54-50 but Cherry and Kimani Lawrence each made 3s for the Sun Devils and Arizona State led 56-54 with 8:12 remaining.

The Sun Devils were off and running from there. While Oregon clanked one shot off the rim after another, Remy Martin scored four consecutive points and Cheatham capped the run his big dunk. He was fouled on the play and made the free throw and the three-point play that made it 69-54 with 4:32 to play.

''We shut them down on possessions. We turned them over at times,'' Hurley said. ''The crowd was amazing. They really got into the game and helped our defense. When you have Z (Cheatham) dunk on Wooten like that and have Lu (Dort) go in there and climb the ladder and wait for Wooten to go hit the ground and he still puts it in, those are big momentum plays, statement-type plays.''

Cheatham said the decisive outburst ''kind of shows what we're capable of as a team when we buckle down and focus on the next play and make the right play continuously.''

Luguentz Dort scored 12, Martin 11 and Lawrence 10 for the balanced Sun Devils.

BIG PICTURE

A desert sweep would have been nice for the Ducks as they try to climb back in the Pac-12, especially with a home game against conference leader Washington looming. But Oregon was off offensively all night and it eventually caught up to them at loud Wells Fargo Arenas.

Arizona State needed these two victories to get above .500 in conference play, and finally get the Oregon nemesis off their back. The Sun Devils have the talent to make noise down the stretch and show that they can be the contender many thought they would be after they knocked off Mississippi State and Kansas in the pre-conference season.

MOMENT OF SILENCE

There was a moment of silence before the game in memory of Jermaine Marshall, who played for Arizona State in the 2013-14 season, part of a team that made the NCAA tournament. Marshall had his biggest moments in Tempe in a home upset of Arizona.

Marshall was found dead in his apartment in France. Authorities have offered no details. Marshall was 28.

UP NEXT

Oregon: hosts Pac-12 leader Washington on Thursday night.

Arizona State: begins its Los Angeles trip with a game at UCLA Thursday night.

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Key Players
P. Pritchard
Z. Cheatham
32.6 Min. Per Game 32.6
11.8 Pts. Per Game 11.8
3.9 Ast. Per Game 3.9
9.6 Reb. Per Game 9.6
38.7 Field Goal % 53.7
33.0 Three Point % 38.9
91.5 Free Throw % 62.7
  Lost ball turnover on Francis Okoro 27.0
+ 1 Luguentz Dort made 2nd of 2 free throws 40.0
+ 1 Luguentz Dort made 1st of 2 free throws 40.0
  Personal foul on Louis King 40.0
+ 3 Louis King made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Payton Pritchard 49.0
+ 1 Zylan Cheatham made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:02
+ 1 Zylan Cheatham made 1st of 2 free throws 1:02
  Personal foul on Ehab Amin 1:02
  Defensive rebound by Kimani Lawrence 1:07
  Louis King missed layup, blocked by Kimani Lawrence 1:09
  Defensive rebound by Francis Okoro 1:24
Team Stats
Points 64 78
Field Goals 21-63 (33.3%) 25-49 (51.0%)
3-Pointers 10-31 (32.3%) 11-28 (39.3%)
Free Throws 12-13 (92.3%) 17-21 (81.0%)
Total Rebounds 38 31
Offensive 14 6
Defensive 16 20
Team 8 5
Assists 11 17
Steals 5 6
Blocks 1 3
Turnovers 15 15
Fouls 22 15
Technicals 0 1
20 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST
17 PTS, 9 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Oregon 11-7 392564
home team logo Arizona State 13-5 393978
Team Stats
away team logo Oregon 11-7 70.5 PPG 37.1 RPG 13.3 APG
home team logo Arizona State 13-5 77.7 PPG 43.9 RPG 13.5 APG
Key Players
3
P. Pritchard G 12.7 PPG 3.7 RPG 4.5 APG 42.3 FG%
45
Z. Cheatham F 11.8 PPG 10.4 RPG 3.2 APG 52.7 FG%
Top Scorers
P. Pritchard G 20 PTS 6 REB 4 AST
Z. Cheatham F 17 PTS 9 REB 1 AST
33.3 FG% 51.0
32.3 3PT FG% 39.3
92.3 FT% 81.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Pritchard 20 6 4 5/12 4/9 6/6 2 34 3 0 3 4 2
L. King 16 4 0 6/18 3/8 1/2 4 35 0 0 4 2 2
P. White 12 4 1 4/10 2/5 2/2 2 23 0 0 3 3 1
F. Okoro 4 3 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 3 17 0 1 1 0 3
V. Bailey Jr. 0 0 3 0/9 0/4 0/0 0 26 0 0 2 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Pritchard 20 6 4 5/12 4/9 6/6 2 34 3 0 3 4 2
L. King 16 4 0 6/18 3/8 1/2 4 35 0 0 4 2 2
P. White 12 4 1 4/10 2/5 2/2 2 23 0 0 3 3 1
F. Okoro 4 3 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 3 17 0 1 1 0 3
V. Bailey Jr. 0 0 3 0/9 0/4 0/0 0 26 0 0 2 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Norris 6 3 0 1/1 1/1 3/3 2 11 0 0 0 1 2
W. Richardson 4 2 2 2/7 0/3 0/0 1 22 2 0 0 2 0
E. Amin 2 2 1 1/4 0/1 0/0 5 18 0 0 1 1 1
K. Wooten 0 6 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 3 14 0 0 1 1 5
W. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Kigab - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Bol - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Osborn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 64 30 11 21/63 10/31 12/13 22 200 5 1 15 14 16
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Cheatham 17 9 1 5/6 0/1 7/8 2 33 0 1 3 3 6
L. Dort 12 2 5 4/10 2/6 2/4 2 32 0 0 5 0 2
R. Martin 11 3 8 4/10 1/3 2/2 1 36 2 0 3 0 3
R. Edwards 8 2 1 2/5 2/5 2/2 1 28 0 0 1 0 2
R. White 5 4 0 2/3 0/0 1/2 3 19 0 1 1 1 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Cheatham 17 9 1 5/6 0/1 7/8 2 33 0 1 3 3 6
L. Dort 12 2 5 4/10 2/6 2/4 2 32 0 0 5 0 2
R. Martin 11 3 8 4/10 1/3 2/2 1 36 2 0 3 0 3
R. Edwards 8 2 1 2/5 2/5 2/2 1 28 0 0 1 0 2
R. White 5 4 0 2/3 0/0 1/2 3 19 0 1 1 1 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Cherry 15 1 1 5/10 5/10 0/0 4 22 2 0 1 1 0
K. Lawrence 10 4 1 3/5 1/3 3/3 2 23 2 1 1 1 3
V. Shibel 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Lake 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1
M. Mitchell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Fogerty - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Salzman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Thompson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Roggin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Feit - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Valtonen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
U. Plavsic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 78 26 17 25/49 11/28 17/21 15 200 6 3 15 6 20