UCLA pulls out a huge win over ASU, winning 80-75 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena after coming back from a 15-point halftime deficit. The Bruins can thank senior point guard Larry Drew II, who led the team with 20 points despite being shackled with four fouls for much of the second half.
Shabazz Muhammad also came out with a strong effort after the break, finishing with 16 points, nine rebounds, and an electrifying one-handed slam over 7-foot-2 Jordan Bachynski. The ASU center had a game-high 22 points, and now holds the single-season Pac-12 record with 116 blocks.
Co-Freshman of the Year Jahii Carson poured in 21 points for the Sun Devils, but gave the potential tying try to Jonathan Gilling. The forward had five 3-pointers, but his last open look rimmed out to seal UCLA’s win.
The Bruins advance to play 6 p.m. tomorrow against the winner of Arizona and Colorado.