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Evans leads Arizona State past Oregon State

Arizona State's Andre Adams, center, beats the double team of Oregon State's Stephen Thompson Jr., left, and Matt Dahlen, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Arizona State won 81-68. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Shannon Evans II scored 21 points, with four 3-pointers, as Arizona State beat Oregon State 81-68 on Saturday.

Tra Holder had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists and Torian Graham added 21 points with four 3-pointers for the Sun Devils (11-13, 4-7 Pac-12).

Drew Eubanks had 22 points and 17 rebounds and Stephen Thompson Jr. added 15 points, but shot 5 for 17 for the Beavers (4-20, 0-11).

Arizona State took control of the game early with a barrage of 3-pointers and a defense that forced Oregon State into 11 first half turnovers.

Oregon State outrebounded the Sun Devils 43-27 for the game, but committed 18 turnovers that led to 32 points. Arizona State shot 13 for 27 from long range, while the Beavers shot 7 for 28 on 3-pointers.

The Sun Devils went on a 14-0 run, capped by an alley-oop dunk from Evans to Obinna Oleka, to go ahead 20-12 at the 10:08 mark.

Another 12-0 surge, fueled by three 3-pointers, put Arizona State up 39-21 late in the first half.

Arizona State went to the break leading 44-25 after a put-back by Holder at the buzzer.

Oregon State trailed by single digits midway through the second half, 58-49, but Holder sank a 3-pointer on the next possession and the Sun Devils stretched the lead again.


Arizona State: Evans has scored more than 20 points in three of the last four games. . Arizona State entered the week third in the Pac-12 with 9.9 3-pointers per game The Sun Devils had 10 before halftime on Saturday.

Oregon State: JaQuori McLaughlin, who scored 10 points before fouling out, needs four 3-pointers to break the school’s freshman record of 48, set by Thompson last season. . Leading scorer Tres Tinkle, who last played Nov. 25, remains out with a wrist injury.


Arizona State hosts California on Wednesday.

Oregon State travels to Southern California on Thursday.

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