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No. 23 Arizona State Survives Scare from UCLA, 59-57
By: UCLA Athletics

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- UCLA gave 23rd-ranked Arizona State a battle, but the Sun Devils snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Bruins with a 59-57 win in Wells Fargo Arena on Sunday afternoon.

The Bruins dropped to 8-9 overall and 2-3 in the Pac-12 while ASU improved to 14-2 and 3-1 in league play. The loss also snapped UCLA's impressive six straight road wins in the Pac-12.

UCLA trailed by as many as eight points and led by as many as eight points in a game that saw four ties and seven lead changes.

The Bruins held a 51-50 lead with 3:28 remaining on a fastbreak layup by Nirra Fields. Luiana Livulo made an eight-foot jumper to tie it at 54-54 (2:06). But Adrianne Thomas drained her only three-pointer of the game with 1:45 to go to give ASU the lead for good. The Bruins stayed close thanks to ASU going ice cold from the free throw line. The Sun Devils were 0-for-4 in the final 1:26. Elisha Davis missed a pair of free throws with 0:15 remaining and Atonye Nyingifa hauled in the rebound. With UCLA out of timeouts, the Bruins raced down the court and Nyingifa's three-pointer clanked off the rim and Rhema Gardner's offensive rebound led to a last-chance shot, that also drew iron.

The Bruins got off to a hot start, making 4-of-5 out of the gate and led 10-2 with 16:48 left in the first half. UCLA's last lead of the half was 14-11 (11:50) when Deja Mann drained a wide open three-pointer to tie the game at 14-14, sparking an 8-0 Sun Devils run.

Fields scored 20 points (seventh time this season with 20 or more) to lead the Bruins. Nyingifa registered her fourth-straight double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Thea Lemberger finished with 11 points (nine in the second half) and Luiana Livulo added three points and 10 boards for UCLA.

Joy Burke and Thomas led ASU with 11 points apiece. Sophie Brunner had nine points and a game-high 13 rebounds for the Sun Devils.

The Bruins return home to host Oregon at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.

UCLA at #23 Arizona State

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UCLA 22 35 57
#23 Arizona State 28 31 59

 

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