The Sun Devils didn't get a second-chance point and were outrebounded 48-27 in a 61-52 loss at Colorado Wednesday night.
ASU fell to 19-7 and 8-5 in the Pac-12, while Colorado moved to 20-7 and 9-5.
ASU shot just 17-of-54 (.315) from the floor in the loss. Jahii Carson led ASU with 18 points and seven boards, while Jon Gilling had 10 off the bench. Shaquielle McKissic had nine rebounds.
ASU led by five early in the second half 32-27, but after a Colorado timeout the Buffaloes would outscore ASU 18-4 in the next nine minutes to take a 45-36 lead.
ASU cut the lead to 47-45 with 5:28 left, but CU outscored the Sun Devils 10-5 over the next five minutes.
ASU made just 3-of-13 (.231) from the three-point stripe in the first half.
ASU next plays at Utah on Sunday at 6 p.m. MT on ESPNU. Utah is 19-3 in its past 22 home games, including a 16-2 mark this year with its only losses to Oregon and Arizona, both in overtime.
PAC-12 SINGLE SEASON BLOCKS
1. 120, Jordan Bachynski, ASU, 2012-13
2. 116, Jordan Bachynski, ASU, 2013-14
3. 115, Mario Bennett, ASU, 1994-95
HERB SENDEK QUOTES
“I thought we really settled for jump shots. We took a disproportionate number of three-point shots. We didn’t play inside out basketball. Our offense never really seemed to get going. None of our big three played like they are capable of playing.”
“I think our offense really struggled tonight. I certainly give Colorado a lot of credit. The biggest story line once again was our rebounding. You can’t step over the fact that we got annihilated on the boards. Colorado just absolutely massacred us on the boards. The last two games, that’s what we have circled and that’s been our number one point of emphasis. You have to go get the ball. Colorado beat us to the ball and embarrassed us on the backboard.”
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