Jordan Bachynski matched a season high with 20 points and collected his ninth double-double with 12 rebounds as ASU snapped USC's nine-game home game win streak with a 79-60 win at the Galen Center, its second road win vs. USC in the past eight seasons.
It also marked ASU's biggest conference road win since a 76-57 win at Oregon on Jan. 14, 2010. ASU is now 3-0 on the road this year with wins at UNLV, DePaul and USC.
Jahii Carson had 18 points while Shaquielle McKissic had 12 points and eight boards, as the win was just the third in the series in the past 10 games that was not a six-point or less game.
McKissic added six steals, the most by a Sun Devil since Jamelle McMillan had six vs. Long Beach State on Dec. 21, 2010.
ASU held USC to a season-low 60 points and USC shot a season-low 36.1 percent from the field (22-for-61). ASU made 5-of-6 three-pointers in the final seven minutes of the first half to open up a 44-28 lead with a 19-6 run.
ASU (13-3; 2-1) now faces UCLA Sunday at 7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MT on ESPNU.
20/12 at USC (1/9/14)
JORDAN’S CAREER 20-POINT GAMES (5)
22 vs. UCLA/P12 (3/14/13)
22 vs. UCLA (1/26/13)
20 at USC (1/9/14)
20 vs. Miami (Fla.) @Wooden Legacy (12/1/13)
20 at Stanford (2/2/12)
MOST POINTS BY ASU IN PAC-12 ROAD GAME UNDER COACH SENDEK
ASU 99, @California 90, 2 OT (Jan. 17, 2008)
@Washington 96, ASU 92 (Feb. 2, 2013)
ASU 90, @Stanford 60 (Jan. 2, 2009)
ASU 81, @Washington State 70 (Feb. 4, 2010)
ASU 79, @USC 60 (Jan. 9, 2014)
ASU 76, @Oregon 57 (Jan. 14, 2010)
ASU WINS IN FIRST PAC-12 ROAD GAME
ASU 70, Washington 65 (Dec. 8, 1978)
ASU 70, Stanford 64 (Jan. 3, 1980)
#14 ASU 62, Washington State 59 OT (Jan. 8, 1981)
ASU 89, Stanford 74 (Jan. 10, 1985)
ASU 66, Washington State 65 OT (Dec. 20, 1987)
ASU 95, Washington State 86 (Jan. 16, 1992)
ASU 67, Oregon State 47 (Jan. 2, 2003)
#22 ASU 99, California 90 OT (Jan. 17, 2008)
#17 ASU 90, Stanford 60 (Jan. 2, 2009)
ASU 72, Oregon State 62 (Jan. 10, 2013)
ASU 79, USC 60 (Jan. 9, 2014)
USC Head Coach – Andy Enfield“That was a tough game for us. We played hard. Give ASU credit. They played well and beat us. We’re a streaky shooting team. We need guys to be in rhythm and open. We took good shots and we missed good shots. We played well in the first half, we played hard. But we were not making shots and that hurt us. We missed a lot of open shots, perimeter shots and dunks. That’s frustrating. But I’m proud of my team. They kept playing. It wasn’t their night from a shooting perspective but they played hard.
“I’m proud how the team came together in practice the past few days. They played hard. We’re staying positive with them. I love coaching them. It’s frustrating when you play hard and don’t win. We’ve got to stay together and compete. We need to do that Sunday against a very good Arizona team.
“Arizona State played a very good game. Carson is tough to handle. We had some good runs, but they were able to respond. We’ve lost 2 in a row. We played well before that. This is part of a long season. We must stay together as a team. I was happy with their enthusiasm tonight.”ASU Head Coach – Herb Sendek
“Our defense was a big reason for our victory tonight. We did a lot in transition and a pretty good job in dribble game. And USC didn’t shot the ball well from 3 which helped a big a deal. In the second half we gave up too many second shots and put them to the foul line more than we’d like.McKissic keeps coming into his own: “It’s a combination of factors. One: experience. Every time out, every practice, every film session. He has a great opportunity because it’s new. He’s in a mode when he can improve. He works so hard. He gives his best every day.
“Jahii was aggressive early and he had hard drives to the basket. He had a good energy level tonight. Voice tonight was great, in the locker room.”