Arizona State guard Desmond Cambridge Jr. (4) shoots over Stanford forward James Keefe (22) for a basket during the second half at ASU Tempe AZ on Sun Dec 4, 2022 (AP News photo)
By Daniel Dullum
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Arizona State used a late second half run to overtake Stanford 68-64 Sunday in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, Ariz.
Arizona State took a 32-21 halftime lead. Then, the Cardinal (3-6 overall, 0-2 Pac-12) forged a 13-2 run early in the second half and added a 10-2 run to take their first lead since the opening minutes of the game. Michael Jones sank a pair of free throws to put Stanford up 52-51 with 5:12 remaining in the second half.
Desmond Cambridge Jr. converted his steal into a layup less than a minute later to put the Sun Devils (8-1, 2-0) ahead to stay at 52-51. That play ignited a 13-4 run, capped by a Frankie Collins step-back 3-pointer, that gave ASU a 64-55 lead with 50 seconds to play.
Desmond Cambridge Jr. led the Sun Devils with 19 points. His brother, Devan Cambridge, added 12 points on 5-of-7 from the field. Collins contributed 11 points for ASU, and Warren Washington had a game-high 10 rebounds.
Spencer Jones was Stanford’s top scorer with 13 points, but also fouled out with 1:35 to go. Michael Jones and Harrison Ingram were next for the Cardinal with 12 points each and Maximer Raynaud added 10 points. Ingram also grabbed five rebounds to go with five assists, three steals and a blocked shot.
Spencer Jones and James Keefe each had six rebounds, as the Cardinal held a 35-33 edge on the boards. Brandon Angel had five rebounds and four assists, Michael Jones had three of Stanford’s 10 steals and Max Murrell added three blocks.
The Cardinal don’t play again for almost two weeks before returning to action against Green Bay on Dec. 16 at Maples Pavilion.