Arizona State upset in-state rivals No. 6 Arizona on Friday, downing the Wildcats 81-77.
The Sun Devils led for most of the game, dominating the boards and outrebounding Arizona 42-to-27. Arizona State also outshot their opposition from the line, sinking 91.2 percent of their free-throws compared to Arizona’s 65.7 percent.
Jade Loville led Arizona State in scoring with 27 points, adding eight rebounds to the team’s tally. Mael Gilles and Taya Hanson each contributed 19 points, with Gilles pulling down ten boards for a double-double.
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Shaina Pellington tried her best to work Arizona back into the game, scoring a career-high 30 points, to put the Wildcats within striking distance at the end of the fourth quarter. Arizona State, however, was able to hold off their rivals for the four-point upset.
Arizona will get a shot at redemption when the two teams face off again on Sunday.