MILWAUKEE, Wisc.--The season may be over but the Arizona State men’s basketball team gave Sun Devil Country plenty to be proud of in its 2013-14 season. In the end, Jonathan Gilling hit two clutch free throws with just over ten seconds to play to tie the game at 85, but Texas recovered a loose ball off a rebound and put up a shot with .2 seconds remaining which fell and spelled an end to the year for ASU thanks to a 87-85 outcome.
The Sun Devils had key performances from big names such as Jordan Barchynski, Jahii Carson, Jermaine Marshall and even Gilling. Bachynski finished with the best line of the night with 25 points on 9-12 shooting to go with seven rebounds and one block. Carson dropped 19 points and nine dimes on the night and shot 6-16 from the field, but 7-9 from the free throw line.
For Marshall, he started the game on fire and helped ASU stick around with a Longhorns team who hit their first six shots of the game. He finished the game with 17 points on 6-11 from the field and 4-8 from three. Gilling came up huge in the end with critical three-pointers to go along with the two late free throws. He ended with 15 points, going 4-6 from three and 4-7 overall from the field.
The Sun Devils as a team shot a combined 27-56 (48.2%) and 8-15 (53.3%) from three. Texas shot 31-58 (53.4%) and 5-12 (41.7%) from three. After talk about Arizona State possibly struggling on the boards, it outrebounded the Longhorns 32-30 and had 11 offensive rebounds to their 10.
ASU finished the season with a record of 21-12.
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