TEMPE, Ariz. — Tra Holder was having a foul day, and the 11th-ranked Arizona State Solar Devils had been looking at the opportunity of a 1-Four report within the Pac-12.
Then his teammates got here by way of.
Shannon Evans scored seven of his 22 factors in a late 10-Zero run and the No. 11 Solar Devils held on to beat Oregon State 77-75 on Saturday.
Holder, the Pac-12’s main scorer at 20.9 factors per recreation, made one in all 9 pictures and scored 4 factors. His teammates stated they received it for him.
“He’s one of many prime level guards within the nation proper now,” stated Kodi Justice, who hit 4 Three-pointers and had 14 factors. “With out him we wouldn’t be the place we’re at. That is for him.”
Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 21 factors for the Beavers (10-7, 2-Three), matching his profession greatest with 5 3s (in 10 makes an attempt).
Tres Tinkle added 18 for Oregon State however missed a Three-pointer that will have received the sport on the buzzer. Thompson’s youthful brother, Ethan, added 11 factors, as did teammate Drew Eubanks.
“We had been enjoying actually good defensively, we had been on tempo for some actually good defensive numbers,” Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle stated. “Then they stored driving us, driving us, driving us. They both laid it in or obtained to the free-throw line. Our D sadly went south on us.”
Evans had all of his 22 factors within the second half.
“Shannon was in assault mode,” Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley stated. “He wasn’t going to allow us to lose. His Three (with 1:07 to play) once more jogged my memory of the shot he hit at Kansas.”
Remy Martin scored 12 factors, and De’Quon Lake had 11 for the Solar Devils.
“The mark of a superb staff and a successful staff is guys stepping up and compensating for him (Holder) not being at his easiest,” Hurley stated. “However I believe Kodi stated it very effectively. We’d by no means be within the place we’re in if it’s not for that man. Within the large video games we’ve been in, he’s been particular this 12 months.”
The Beavers, who additionally performed Arizona shut Thursday however misplaced on a late Wildcats rally, haven’t overwhelmed a High 25 staff on the street since a win at then-No. 15 Washington on Jan. 5, 1985.
Evans made two free throws and a driving layup, then capped it with a Three-pointer within the 10-Zero surge that put Arizona State forward 73-68 with 1:07 remaining. Oregon State reduce it to 75-73 on Stephen Thompson’s Three with 32 seconds left.
Martin made one in all two free throws to place ASU forward 76-73 with 20.Three seconds left however Thompson’s driving layup sliced the result in 76-75 with 7 seconds to play. Evans made one in all two free throws to offer the Beavers an opportunity however Tinkle’s Three was approach off the mark.
“It might need been fatigue, it might need been foul hassle,” Wayne Tinkle stated about permitting Arizona State’s late surge. “We simply need to be higher. We’re a greater defensive staff than that. We simply couldn’t end them off.”
There have been 9 lead adjustments and neither staff led by greater than 5 factors in a good first half that ended with Oregon State up 34-33.
Holder was simply 1 for eight from the sphere within the first half. He took one shot within the second half, and missed.
The Beavers took management with a 10-Zero run early within the second half, taking a 45-35 on a pair of free throws by Tinkle with 16:48 left. Oregon State took its largest lead, 57-44, when Ethan Thompson sank a Three with 11:32 left.
However the Solar Devils, whose 12-Zero nonconference report led them to a No. Three nationwide rating, had been in a position to claw again into it.
“I really feel like we’ve got a giant goal on our again simply due to all of the publicity we had within the nonconference,” Evans stated. “We now have to take that for what it’s and are available out able to play each evening. We simply need to keep collectively and utilizing one another and believing what the coaches say and I really feel like that’s what we did tonight.”
Oregon State: Beavers misplaced twice in Arizona however gave each opponents matches. Their affected person fashion and expertise may give groups large issues once they go to Corvallis.
Arizona State: The Solar Devils desperately wanted this victory to keep away from falling to 1-Four within the Pac-12 and struggling back-to-back house losses. Arizona State nonetheless has a methods to go along with a vital journey to the Bay Space developing.
Oregon State: Hosts UCLA on Thursday evening.
Arizona State: At Stanford on Wednesday evening.