Scores

Final

N Arizona 55

(6-6, 2-3 away)

Arizona State 72

(6-3, 6-2 home)

    9:00 PM ET, December 22, 2005

    Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, Arizona

    1 2 T
    NAU 30 2555
    ASU 35 3772

    Top Performers

    Northern Arizona: K. Landry 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Arizona State: K. Kruger 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    Arizona State 72, Northern Arizona 55

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NAU
    ASU
    Points 55 72
    FG Made-Attempted 23-57 (.404) 25-60 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-5 (.600) 15-19 (.789)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 17

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