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Sun Devils Defeated by Rival Wildcats
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Release: 06/21/1999
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January 16, 1999

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TUCSON, Ariz. - ASU freshman Theresa Jantzen converted a three-point play to bring ASU within one (62-61) with 2:11 to play, but Arizona ended the game on an 8-0 run to win its 11th straight over the Sun Devils Jan. 16 at the McKale Center in Tucson.

ASU falls to 7-7 overall, 1-4 in the Pac-10, while Arizona improves to 7-7, 2-3.

Jantzen, coming in off the bench to play a season-high 20 minutes, contributed her first career double-double with 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Arizona State led by as many as nine points early on (17-9) thanks in large part to superb perimeter shooting early in the first half.

Senior Michelle Tom was 3-of-3 from long range in the first 12 minutes, and ASU went 4-of-8 in the first period. A Jantzen freethrow made it 25-21 ASU at the 4:19-mark, but the Wildcats outscored ASU 8-4 to take a 29-28 advantage into the locker room.

A see-saw battle in the second half saw both teams shoot at least 50.0 percent from the field and from three-point range. The Wildcats finally stretched their lead to seven (62-55) on an 8-2 run with 3:12 to go. However, a three-pointer by Leaf Newman and the three-point play by Jantzen brought the Sun Devils within one at the 2:11-mark. But a shot clock violation at and three more turnovers prevented the Devils from scoring again.

Junior Kristine Sand and Tom added nine points, as Tom tied her career high with three three-pointers. The Sun Devils committed 27 turnovers to the Wildcats' 19, but outrebounded UA 33-27. Arizona shot 51.0 percent (26-of-51) from the field.

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