Arizona State 77

(19-11, 9-9 Pac-12)

Oregon State 64

(6-24, 0-18 Pac-12)

    5:30 PM ET, March 8, 2008

    Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Oregon

    1 2 T
    ASU 38 3977
    ORST 30 3464

    Top Performers

    Arizona St: T. Abbott 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Oregon St: L. Wallace 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

    With loss vs. ASU, Oregon St. is first in Pac-10 to go winless in league play

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Arizona State got career scoring highs from Eric Boateng and Jamelle McMillan on Saturday in a 77-64 win against Oregon State, which became the first team in the Pacific-10 Conference to go winless in the league.

    Making History

    Oregon put its name in the record book Saturday but not in a favorable way. With their loss to the Sun Devils, the Beavers became the first team in Pac-10 history to finish the conference season without a win.

    Worst Pac-10 Conf. Records
    Team Record Season
    Oregon St. 0-18 '07-08
    Washington St. 1-17 '01-02
    Washington St. 1-17 '99-00
    Washington St. 1-17 '89-90
    Arizona 1-17 '82-83
    *Since 1978-79

    Boateng and McMillan had 12 points apiece and Ty Abbott added 18 points and eight rebounds for Arizona State (19-11, 9-9 Pac-10), which improved its chances for an NCAA Tournament berth.

    Lathen Wallace had a career-high 22 points -- including six 3-pointers -- for Oregon State (6-24, 0-18), which couldn't avoid the first 0-18 record in the Pac-10 since the conference expanded for the 1978-79 season.

    Marcel Jones added 14 points in his final home game.

    Arizona State scored six straight points late, capped on James Harden's dunk as the Sun Devils finally pulled away for a 69-60 lead with 3:47 remaining.

    Oregon State got no closer than nine the rest of the way.

    Oregon State cut an eight-point halftime deficit to four on a Wallace 3-pointer with 17:22 remaining. But each time the Beavers got close, Arizona State had an answer.

    McMillan's 3-pointer gave Arizona State a 55-48 lead with 12:34 left.

    Oregon State closed within 55-53 and later 63-60 on Calvin Haynes' 3-pointer. But the Sun Devils took over from there, closing the game with a 13-4 run.

    Oregon State kept Arizona State within reach in the first half with eight 3-pointers. Jones and Wallace combined for Oregon State's first 14 points.

    A transition jumped by Haynes gave the Beavers their first lead at 16-15. Consecutive 3-pointers by Jones and Seth Tarver kept Oregon State ahead 22-20.

    Derek Glasser's 3-pointer started an 8-0 Arizona State run for a 28-22 lead. The teams combined for 10 3-pointers in the first 10:32 of the game.

    The Sun Devils added eight straight later to go ahead 36-25. McMillan's runner at the halftime buzzer gave Arizona State a 38-30 lead.

    Oregon State had a season-high with 13 3-pointers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 77 64
    FG Made-Attempted 25-44 (.568) 22-65 (.338)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 13-39 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-27 (.741) 7-8 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 0

    2007-08 Season

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