10:00 PM ET, January 13, 2007
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- When No. 11 Arizona State couldn't get into its transition offense, the Sun Devils discovered an even easier way to score.Emily Westerberg scored 14 of her 19 points in the second half, and Arizona State converted 34-of-45 free-throw attempts in an 80-70 comeback victory over Oregon on Saturday night."We've talked a lot about when we don't score in transition we need to score in other ways," Westerberg said. "That was a great job of getting to the free-throw line."Aubree Johnson and Briann January added 16 points apiece for the Sun Devils (16-2, 6-1 Pac-10), who had a 40-21 rebounding advantage. Kirsten Thompson added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Sun Devils, who overcame 22 turnovers. Arizona State has won four straight and 12 of 13.Freshman reserve Taylor Lilley had 20 points for the Ducks (10-6, 2-4). The Sun Devils' 34 made free throws were a season high. Westerberg connected on 8-of-11 free-throw attempts, and January was 14-for-16 from the foul line.Arizona State had a 20-0 advantage in fast-break points in a win over Oregon State on Thursday. Against Oregon, the Sun Devils didn't have any fast-break baskets."We're a very aggressive team and they did a great job taking away our transition," Arizona State coach Charli Turner Thorn said. "We knew Oregon was going to give us all we could handle and we came in with that mindset, that we have to battle and it could come down to one possession."Westerberg, an all-Pac-10 senior forward, was held to five points on just three field-goal attempts in the first half, and Arizona State held a 34-33 lead at the break.Cicely Oaks capped an 8-0 run with a layup to give Oregon a 45-43 lead with 13:47 left. Lilley scored on a fast break to give the Ducks a 49-47 lead three minutes later. After Kate Engelbrecht made a 3-pointer to give ASU the lead, Westerberg scored on consecutive possessions, including a 3-pointer, to give the Sun Devils a 55-49 edge.Oaks cut the deficit to 63-61 with 4:16 to go, but Westerberg converted a three-point play to spark an 8-1 run for ASU. The Sun Devils were 9-for-14 from the foul line in the final 1:51."We pulled away at the right time, you know, just put our foot down and kept our lead and got the stops when we needed," Johnson said. "Then we hit our free throws."