Arizona State 61

(18-11, 8-9 Pac-12)

Oregon 67

(17-12, 8-9 Pac-12)

    8:30 PM ET, March 6, 2008

    McArthur Court, Eugene, Oregon

    1 2 T
    ASU 32 2961
    ORE 33 3467

    Top Performers

    Arizona St: J. Harden 22 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl

    Oregon: M. Hairston 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

    Oregon 67, Arizona St. 61

    Associated Press

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Malik Hairston scored 19 points and Oregon hit eight free throws in the final minute as the Ducks held on to beat Arizona State 67-61 Thursday.

    Tajuan Porter added 12 points and Maarty Leunen had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Ducks (17-12, 8-9), who moved into a three-way tie for fifth-place in the Pac-10 with the Sun Devils (18-11) and Arizona (18-12). The Ducks and Wildcats face each other in the regular-season finale.

    Arizona State forward James Harden, who entered the game as the fourth-leading scorer in the Pac-10 at 17.9 points, was held to 12 points through the first 36:21 of the game before scoring 10 in the final 3:39 to help the Sun Devils rally from an 11-point deficit.

    His back-to-back 3-pointers with just under a minute to play cut Oregon's lead to 61-58 with 44 seconds remaining.

    But the Ducks, who went more than five minutes without scoring after taking a 59-46 with 6:05 to play, went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in the final 56 seconds to fend off the Sun Devils.

    Hairston scored 12 points in the first half on 4-of-6 shooting as the Ducks staked a 33-32 lead at the break.

    Oregon trailed 18-15 nine minutes into the game before Hairston and LeKendric Longmire traded 3-pointers on four straight possessions to put the Ducks up 27-19 at the 8:17 mark.

    The Sun Devils responded with a 9-2 run to cut Oregon's lead to one.

    Oregon outscored Arizona State 10-2 to open the second half and later extended the lead to 59-46 when Porter hit his third 3-pointer of the game with just over six minutes left.

    But the Ducks didn't score again until Leunen made a pair of free throws with 55 seconds left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 61 67
    FG Made-Attempted 24-52 (.462) 20-41 (.488)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-27 (.333) 10-23 (.435)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-7 (.571) 17-23 (.739)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 13

    2007-08 Season

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