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@SunDevilHoops Works OT to Defeat Oregon State
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Release: 02/07/2014
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45-VCU (23) vs. Texas A&M (22), Dec. 2, 2000
40-Old Dominion (25) vs. William & Mary (15), Feb. 1, 1992
40-Arizona St. (22) vs. Oregon St. (18), Feb. 6, 2014

by Jake Anderson, Sun Devil Communications Intern

For a game that tipped just past 9 p.m. MT and ended just past 11:30 gave everyone in attendance and watching on TV a reason to stay up.

Jermaine Marshall scored 22 of his team-high 25 points in the second half (15) and overtime (7) to lead Arizona State to an 86-82 (OT) win over Oregon State on Thursday.

For the Sun Devils (17-6, 6-4 Pac-12), it was their second overtime game – both wins – in their last three contests. Last week ASU started its road trip to the Bay Area with an 89-78 OT victory over Cal.

After missing five of his six shots in the first half, Marshall made seven of his next 11 over the game’s final 25 minutes.

ASU’s 12th win in 13 home games did not come easy as it trailed by as many as seven in the first half before getting within three (29-26) at the break.

ASU forced 15 turnovers, scored 19 points off turnovers, Jahii Carson had 23 points (13-18 FT), and Jordan Bachynski set the all-time Pac-12 record for blocks (279)

“It’s huge. I’m honored that I can hold that title," said Bachynski, who then noted that many of the great big men played before blocks were an official statistic. "You also have to think about guys like Bill Walton…it is because of guys like him that they laid the foundation so that I can hold this record.”

The first half left much to be desired. It was a pretty even affair between the two sides as both teams were trading baskets early. Oregon State outshot ASU from the field and from three-point land. However, ASU’s ability to get to the free throw line (7-of-10) helped limit the Beavers to only a 29-26 halftime lead.

The Sun Devils started out the second half with a 10-3 run.

Early foul trouble for Oregon State put ASU in the bonus with 12:33 but ASU could not take advantage of being in the bonus early by going 11-19 (57.9%) from the free throw line. The Devils finished the game 25-40 (62.5%) from the charity stripe.

“It keeps it interesting," noted Coach Sendek. "It keeps the other team’s hopes alive… as a team, we left 15 points at the free throw line compared to Oregon State leaving six.”

With just under 10 minutes to go, the Sun Devils went on another 6-0 run. Arizona State shot 48 percent from the field and went 3-4 from 3-point range in the second half.

In overtime, ASU was given a scare when Jordan Bachynski (17 points, 15 rebounds, seven blocks) fouled out with a two-point Sun Devil lead and 2:30 to go, but the Devils persevered by going on a 6-0 run.

“I hated it," said Bachynski of sitting on the bench after fouling out.  "I hate not being able to control anything. The only thing I try to do is give them my energy off the bench, so you see me screaming, see me trying to get my teammates going. That’s all you can do on the bench. It sucked, but I got to be smarter with fouls. I put myself there.”

Jonathan Gilling had eight points in overtime including two three-point field goals and Jermaine Marshall had seven overtime points, including one three-pointer to go along with his team leading 25 points.

ASU’s next game is Saturday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. MT as the Sun Devils host Oregon at Wells Fargo Arena on FOX Sports 1.

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