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Davidson 75, Arizona St 70

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jason Richards scored 25 points, including
4-of-5 3-pointers, to lead Davidson to a 75-70 victory over Arizona
State Friday in the championship game of the Arizona State Sleep
America Classic.

Thomas Sander added 14 points for the Wildcats (11-3), who led
by as many as 20 points before the Sun Devils rallied to cut the
lead to three in the final seconds.

It was just the second loss in the championship game of the
tournament for ASU in the last nine years. The Sun Devils lost in
the first round in 2000.

Jeff Pendergraph had 17 points and 12 rebounds, his fifth
double-double this season, for the Sun Devils (6-5).

Davidson shot 49 percent, including 9-of-17 from 3-point range,
while winning its seventh game in a row.

Boris Meno and Stephen Curry each made a pair of baskets to
start the second half as Davidson built a 45-33 lead. The Wildcats
followed with an 11-3 run to go up 65-45 with 8:25 remaining.

Serge Angounou scored 10 of his 17 points during a 12-0 Arizona
State spurt and later made two free throws to cut the lead to 72-68
with 1:44 left. After Davidson missed three of four free throws,
Derek Glasser scored a layup with 24.3 seconds left to cut it to
73-70, but Arizona State could get no closer.