March 14, 2013
LAS VEGAS - Despite a career-high-tying 22 points from Jordan Bachynski and 21 points from Jahii Carson, the Sun Devil men's basketball team was unable to continue its run in the Pac-12 Tournament, falling to No. 21 UCLA, 80-75, in the quarterfinal round.
Jonathan Gilling added 17 points for the Sun Devils (21-12), who pushed the conference's top seed to the limit as they led UCLA (24-8) by as many as 15 points.
Larry Drew II, who led the Bruins with 20 points, connected on a 3-pointer with 4:58 remaining to give UCLA its first lead of the second half, 67-66.
Carson hit a jumper on the opposite end, starting a back-and-forth closing sequence that featured two ties and seven lead changes.
Neither team led by more than three points until Travis Wear's jumper gave UCLA a 78-75 advantage with 12 seconds left.
Gilling was unable to hit the equalizer on ASU's ensuing possession and the Sun Devils were not able to get a second look as UCLA's Jordan Adams grabbed the defensive rebound and was immediately fouled by Carson with fewer than two seconds remaining.
Carson tied James Harden's Sun Devil freshmen record with his 16th 20-point game of the year.
ASU now has a Pac-12 record 203 blocks, breaking the Pac-12 record of 199 set by UCLA in 2010-11. Junior Jordan Bachynski also set the Pac-12 record with his three blocks today, giving him 116 on the season.
PAC-12 SINGLE SEASON BLOCKED SHOTS LEADERS
1. 116 - Jordan Bachynski, Arizona State, 2012-13
2. 115 - Mario Bennett, Arizona State, 1994-95
3. 113 - Rodger Farrington, Arizona State, 1996-97
PAC-12 LEADERS IN 20-POINT GAMES
Jahii Carson, Arizona State, 16
Allen Crabbe, California, 14
Sun Devil Jahii Carson has 165 assists on the year, eighth on the Pac-12 freshman list. The list is below, and none of them averaged more than the 13.5 points per game Mike Bibby did in 1996-97.
FRESHMEN WITH 150 ASSISTS AT PAC-12 SCHOOLS/POINTS PER GAME
229, Gary Payton, Oregon State, 1986-87; 7.6 apg/12.5 ppg.
222, Jason Kidd, California, 1992-93; 7.7 apg/13.0 ppg.
197, Russell Brown, Arizona, 1977-78; 7.6 apg/5.8 ppg.
179, Pooh Richardson, UCLA, 1985-86; 6.2 apg/10.6 ppg.
178, Mike Bibby, Arizona, 1996-97; 5.2 apg/13.5 ppg.
175, Jelani Gardner, California, 1994-95; 6.5 apg/10.7 ppg.
175, Kenya Wilkins, Oregon, 1993-94; 5.3 apg/11.5 ppg.
165, Jahii Carson, Arizona State, 2012-13; 5.0 apg/18.3 ppg.
JAHII'S 20-POINT GAMES (16/11 VS. PAC-12 TEAMS)
34 vs. Stanford/Pac-12 (3/13/13)
32 at Washington (2/2/13)
30 vs. #14 Creighton @Las Vegas (11/24/12)
25 at Washington State (1/31/13)
23 at USC (3/2/13)
22 vs. UCLA/Pac-12 (3/14/13)
22 vs. 22 at UCLA (2/27/13)
22 vs. #7 Arizona (1/19/13)
21 vs. Washington State (2/20/13)
21 vs. USC (1/24/13)
21 vs. Cal State Northridge (12/8/12)
21 vs. Cornell (11/20/12)
20 at Oregon (1/13/13)
20 at Oregon State (1/10/13)
20 vs. Hartford (12/5/12)
20 vs. Florida A&M (11/18/12)
JORDAN'S CAREER 20-POINT GAMES (3)
22 vs. UCLA/P12 (3/14/13)
22 vs. UCLA (1/26/13)
20 at Stanford (2/2/12)