TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Bryson Krueger scored 16 of his 18 points in
the second half as Arizona State beat Northern Arizona 72-55
Thursday night in the championship game of the ASU Hoops Classic.
Kevin Kruger added 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists
for the Sun Devils (6-3) as he earned tournament MVP honors.Kyle Landry had 13 points and six rebounds for Northern Arizona
(6-6).Krueger hit a 3-pointer and had a three-point play on
back-to-back possessions during a 10-0 run that gave Arizona State
a 47-34 lead with 14:12 remaining.The Lumberjacks closed to within 53-47 on Steven Sir's 3-pointer
with 9:00 left but Krueger and Kruger each hit 3-pointers and
Northern Arizona never got closer than nine.Krueger missed all four of his shots in the first half but made
6-of-12 in the second half.Sir finished with 12 points -- all on 3-pointers -- for the
Lumberjacks, who committed 22 turnovers.Arizona State has won its tournament 29 times in its 39-year
history, including 13 of the last 17.