(11) Arizona State 59

(15-2, 5-1 Pac-12)

Oregon State 43

(6-8, 1-4 Pac-12)

    10:00 PM ET, January 11, 2007

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    #11ASU 31 2859
    ORST 20 2343

    Westerberg, Johnson power Sun Devils over Beavers 

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State slowed down the Arizona State Sun Devils. Beating them was a different story.

    Emily Westerberg had 15 points and Aubree Johnson added 10 points and 11 rebounds in No. 11 Arizona State's 59-43 victory over Oregon State on Thursday.

    The Sun Devils (15-2, 5-1 Pac-10) used a 14-2 second-half run to pull away after the Beavers closed an 11-point halftime deficit to 40-35 with 11:43 remaining.

    Johnson scored six points in the stretch as the Sun Devils took a 54-37 lead with 4 minutes remaining.

    "We like to run teams because we're really deep," Johnson said. "We have a lot of people who can step in and play big minutes."

    Arizona State coach Charli Turner Thorne credited the Beavers for their ability to slow the game down. Though the Sun Devils didn't run much, they outscored the Beavers 20-0 in fastbreak points while building a 40-23 rebounding advantage.

    "It's kind of who we are and what we do, and we're at our best when we're scoring in transition," Turner Thorne said.

    Casey Nash had 20 points for Oregon State (6-8, 1-4).

    "We battled back but we just couldn't get over the hump," Oregon State coach LaVonda Wagner said.

    Arizona State got its third straight win and 11th in 12 games. The Sun Devils have also won eight of their last nine road games, dating back to last season.

    "We have a big target on our backs, so we haven't faced anyone that hasn't gotten really excited to play us because, obviously, we're a big win for anybody right now," Turner Thorne said.

    The Sun Devils, coming off home wins against Washington State and Washington last weekend, closed the end of the first half strong.

    Julie Futch put the Beavers ahead 15-12 with 7:21 remaining, the first lead of more than two points since early in the game. Dymond Simon finished Arizona State's 6-0 run with an outside shot and Westerberg had five points late in the half to help the Sun Devils take a 31-20 lead at halftime. ^

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