Arizona State beats No. 7 Arizona on half-court buzzer-beater; Twitter reacts
Desmond Cambridge Jr. hit a 60-foot shot on the buzzer and Arizona State rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat No. 7 Arizona 89-88 on Saturday.
The Wildcats (24-5, 13-5 Pac-12) constructed a 10-point lead halfway by way of the second half earlier than going greater than six minutes and not using a area purpose as Arizona State pulled forward by one.
The Sun Devils (20-9, 11-7) went up 86-85 on Warren Washington’s layup with only a minute left, however Pelle Larsson put Arizona again up on a layup with 29 seconds left.
Arizona State’s DJ Horne missed a jumper with 4 seconds left and the Sun Devils had a ultimate shot after Oumar Ballo hit 1 of two free throws.
Catching the ball with 2.4 seconds left, Cambridge left the followers at McKale Center surprised, launching a shot from past half-court that despatched his teammates charging onto the ground in celebration.
Cambridge completed with 21 factors to present the Sun Devils an enormous enhance of their bid to make the NCAA Tournament.
Arizona State stuns No. 7 Arizona
Cedric Henderson Jr. led Arizona with 19 factors and Azuoulas Tubelis added 17.
In the primary assembly, Arizona State went on an enormous run to open the second half, however Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd didn’t name a timeout, letting his group play by way of the adversity. The Wildcats responded with a run over their very own for a 69-60 win on an evening when neither group shot higher than 37%.
The rematch was all in regards to the offense.
The Sun Devils hit as many 3-pointers within the first eight minutes as they did your entire first recreation and shot 20 of 34 from the ground to guide 46-45.
The Wildcats hit 16 of 27 pictures, together with Henderson’s buzzer-beating 3, however went 7 of 14 on free throws.
The good taking pictures trailed off solely barely to begin the second half.
Arizona went on a brief run to construct a six-point lead and the Sun Devils began taking questionable pictures, permitting the Wildcats to stretch it to 78-68.
Even after turning up the defensive strain to get again in it, Arizona State gave the impression to be down and out — till Cambridge got here to the rescue.
Cambridge’s unbelievable shot drew loads of reactions from round social media:
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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