February 23, 2013 at 7:36 PM
Arizona State live game thread
IT’S OVER — UW 68-59
ONE-POSSESSION GAME — UW 57-56, 3:32.
TIMEOUT WASHINGTON — Felix dropped a three-pointer, which caused the fans to explode out of their seats and prompted Romar to call timeout. UW 57-52, 6:26.
COMPOSURE — The Huskies need to stay calm and remain aggressive. The fans are into it. UW has to weather this storm. UW 47-55, 7:50.
HARD SCREENS — Andrews is having a difficult time staying with Gordon. He’s out of the game and Suggs is back in. Gordon scored on a baseline jumper. Eric Jacobsen sets really good screens. UW 53-43, 9:18.
IN CONTROL — UW 49-37, 11:54.
CONTORTIONIST — Andrews dribbled left and dribbled right around ASU big men for difficult layups. UW 49-37, 12:28.
LARGEST LEAD — The Huskies are in control of the game. Haven’t seen this in awhile. Washington has a good defensive plan and it’s executing it. The Huskies have kept Carson out of the lane and everyone else hasn’t been a factor. UW 43-35, 15:38.
FOUL TROUBLE — Felix has three fouls. He’s staying in the game. The Huskies should go at him. UW 39-32, 16:54.
SECOND HALF — Same starters for both teams. Suggs came out firing and hitting. He has 13 points. Cason looks like he hurt his leg. He’s out of the game. UW 37-32, 17:31.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — Amazing feat for the Huskies to lead 32-28 at halftime with Wilcox struggling offensively. He’s scoreless and 0 for 6 from the field. However, Suggs has picked up the slack. He has 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting.
Suggs took a hard spill just before halftime and walked off the court slowly holding his back. He can’t slow down. The Huskies will need more of his scoring in the second half. Suggs has to remain aggressive.
Gaddy has five points while N’Diaye, Kemp and Simmons each have four. UW is shooting 48.3 percent from the field.
The Huskies are winning because they’ve taken five more shots than ASU. They’re also winning the rebounding battle 19-10.
HALFTIME STATS — Click here.
HALFTIME — UW 32-28.
OH MY — Kemp flushed a dunk on Gilling just like Tony Wroten Jr. did last year. UW 28-26, 2:33.
DUNKING DEVILS — ASU has four dunks. That has to change or the Huskies won’t stay in this game for much longer. UW 23-21, 5:29.
GREAT SCOTT — Suggs is 4 of 5 for 10 points. Wilcox is scoreless and 0 for 5. UW 20-16, 8:22.
NICE START — The Huskies have made 3 of 7 shots. The Sun Devils are 3 for 6. Pateev has hurt Washington with his inside play. He has two dunks. The Huskies have three assists on three field goals. UW 7-7, 15:37.
GOOD SHOT — Suggs made his first three-pointer in three games. Hit an open shot. UW 5-5, 16:40.
STARTERS — Same lineup for UW: Abdul Gaddy, Scott Suggs, C.J. Wilcox, Shawn Kemp Jr. and Aziz N’Diaye.
ASU: G Jahii Carson, G Chris Colvin, F Carrick Felix, F Jonathan Gilling and C Ruslan Pateev.
SENIOR DAY — ASU is honoring seniros Carrick Felix, Ruslan Pateev, Chris Colvin and Joey Hormes in a pre-game ceremony.
HAPPY HOMECOMING? — UW assistant Lamont Smith makes his return to ASU after spending five years with the Sun Devils.
SELLOUT? — ASU doesn’t normally sell out Wells Fargo Arena. The Sun Devils are averaging 7,611 fans at home this season. But I’m told ASU officials are expecting a good crowd for the last home game this season. Someone said they wouldn’t be surprised to get up to 9,000.