Arizona State holds off San Diego State 55-52Dec 20, 2009 - 1:50 AM By ANDREW BAGNATO AP Basketball Writer
TEMPE, Ariz.(AP) -- Rihards Kuksiks and Jamelle McMillan each had 12 points as Arizona State defeated San Diego State 55-52 on Saturday despite blowing most of an 18-point lead in the final 11 minutes.
It was the Sun Devils' (8-3) most impressive victory so far and a rare quality win for the Pac-10, mired in one of its worst seasons in memory.
ASU senior point guard Derek Glasser had five assists to tie Bobby Thompson for the school's all-time lead, with 454.
Freshman Chase Tapley scored 17 for the Aztecs (8-3), who had their five-game winning streak snapped. San Diego State lost for the first time in three games against Arizona's Division I schools, having defeated Northern Arizona and Arizona by a combined 58 points.
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FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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SAN DIEGO STATE 22 30 52
ARIZONA STATE 28 27 55 FINAL
HIGH SCORERS: SAN DIEGO STATE - CHASE TAPLEY 17, D.J. GAY 10,
BILLY WHITE 8
ARIZONA STATE - RIHARDS KUKSIKS 12, JAMELLE MCMILLAN
12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 11
Dec 19 8:40 PM
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SAN DIEGO ST 22
ARIZONA ST 28 HALFTIME
Dec 19 7:26 PM
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