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Rob Edwards, Zylan Cheatham help Arizona State beat Utah

Feb 16, 2019, 10:55 PM

Arizona State's Rob Edwards, right, attempts a layup as Utah's Sedrick Barefield defends during the...

Arizona State's Rob Edwards, right, attempts a layup as Utah's Sedrick Barefield defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)

(AP Photo/Kim Raff)

SALT LAKE CITY — Rob Edwards scored a season high 28 points while Zylan Cheatham chipped in 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead Arizona State to a 98-87 victory over Utah on Saturday night.

Luguentz Dort added 17 points before fouling out with 4:44 left and Remy Martin had 16 points and five assists for the Sun Devils. Arizona State (17-8, 8-5 Pac-12) won in Salt Lake City for a second-straight season.

The Sun Devils shot 34 of 63 (54 percent) from the field. Arizona State finished with an 18-8 edge in second-chance points after outrebounding the Utes 35-29.

Parker Van Dyke and Sedrick Barefield scored 17 points apiece to lead Utah. Timmy Allen added 13. It wasn’t enough to prevent the Utes (14-11, 8-5) from losing for the third time in their last four home games. Utah lost despite shooting 28 of 52 (53.8 percent) from the field.

Martin hit two 3-pointers, and Dort and Edwards each added another, to help Arizona State sprint out to a 16-6 lead. The Sun Devils built their largest lead of the half at 33-20 on back-to-back baskets from Edwards. Barefield and Van Dyke alternated baskets on four straight possessions to help Utah trim the deficit to 38-33.

Both teams entered the bonus with 14 minutes remaining. The Utes took advantage by attempting 30 free throws after halftime.

It helped Utah rally after Arizona State went up 72-56 on a dunk from Cheatham midway through the second half. The Utes cut the deficit to 87-80 on a 3-pointer from Both Gach with 3:06 remaining.

Utah couldn’t get any closer after Martin made back-to-back layups to give the Sun Devils a 93-82 lead with 1:24 left.

THE BIG PICTURE

Arizona State: The Sun Devils shot the lights out for the bulk of 40 minutes. Arizona State also crashed the glass with tremendous energy when it did miss shots. It added up to an offensive attack that put Utah on its heels from start to finish.

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Arizona State hosts Stanford on Wednesday.

Arizona State's Romello White (23) and Taeshon Cherry (35) defend as Utah's Timmy Allen passes the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Arizona State won 98-87. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Utah's Timmy Allen (20) competes with Arizona State's Kimani Lawrence (14) for a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Arizona State won 98-87. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Utah's Timmy Allen, left, shoots as Arizona State's Taeshon Cherry (35) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Arizona State's Rob Edwards, right, attempts a layup as Utah's Sedrick Barefield defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona State on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Arizona State's Luguentz Dort (0) looks to pass the ball as Utah's Jayce Johnson, right, defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Utah's Jayce Johnson (34) reaches for a rebound next to Arizona State's Romello White (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Arizona State's Remy Martin (1) dribbles past Utah's Sedrick Barefield (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Utah's Riley Battin (21) and Jayce Johnson (34) compete with Arizona State's Romello White (23) for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Arizona State's Romello White (23) shoots a layup as Utah's Jayce Johnson (34) and Sedrick Barefield (2) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Arizona State's Rob Edwards (2) attempts a shot as Utah's Jayce Johnson (34) gets a hand on the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Arizona State's Luguentz Dort (0) celebrates after scoring with a layup during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Utah on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)

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