TEMPE – Jordan Bachynski became Arizona State University’s all-time leader in career blocks as the Sun Devils pulled away late in the first half en route to a 88-60 rout over Idaho State on Friday at Wells Fargo Arena.
Jahii Carson led all scorers with 19 points while going 3-for-3 from beyond the arc and Jermaine Marshall added 17 points.
Bachynski set the new career mark with 18:38 left in the second half with his 192nd career swat as a Sun Devil. He finished the game with 10 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks for his third double-double in as many games this season.
The record-setting block sparked a 25-12 run that expanded ASU’s lead to 67-37 with 10 minutes left in the game.
PAC-12 CAREER BLOCKED SHOTS
1. 278 – Anthony Cook (Arizona), ’85-89
2. 258 – Channing Frye (Arizona), ’01-05
3. 253 – Taj Gibson (USC), ’06-09
4. 207 – Michael Stewart (California), ’93-97
5. 196 – Sam Clancy (USC), ’98-02
6. 194 – Jordan Bachynski (Arizona State), ’10-present
There was no looking back from there as ASU didn’t allow the Bengals to close the gap more than the 28-point final margin of victory.
ASU shot an exceptional 41 percent from three-point land in the contest, knocking down 12-of-29 attempts compared to just 2-of-9 shooting for ISU. The Sun Devils finished the game shooting 49 percent from the field of 27-of-55 shooting.
ASU took control of the game late in the first half following a 17-4 run over the final 5:43 heading into the break in a half that saw eight different Sun Devils score a basket in a total team effort.
Idaho State started the game on fire, hitting on seven of its first 10 attempts from the field but then just his one of its next 10 shots while the Sun Devils started to find their stroke.
With things netted at 15 midway through the first half, the Sun Devil unleashed a barrage of trey’s to post a 9-0 run over the next 2:16 to pull ahead 24-15 with 8:17 left in the half.
The Bengals brought it back within three at 24-21 with 5:53 left in the half but ASU closed the half on a 17-4 run to take a 41-25 edge into the break, capped by both an acrobatic lay-up while being fouled followed by an emphatic dunk at the buzzer by Shaquielle McKissic for his first two baskets since the Sun Devil season opener.
Bachynski entered the night needing three blocks to tie Bennett’s ASU career record of 191 and took just under 16 minutes to do it, logging his third block of the game with four and a half minutes left in the half.