Riley scores 22, UCLA beats short-handed Arizona St. in OT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Cody Riley scored eight of his vocation-significant 22 factors in additional time and UCLA outlasted a quick-handed Arizona State eighty one-seventy five Thursday night.

The Solar Devils took the court docket just after a 21-day layoff and had been down to eight players towards heavily favored UCLA (8-two, four- Pacific-twelve Meeting).

Arizona State’s main scorer and preseason All-American Remy Martin was attending a family members funeral, two far more had been missing for COVID-19 problems and a single experienced mono. Still, ASU (four-four, 1-1) gave the Bruins a combat.

There had been 11 lead changes in the next half and, even though UCLA led for nine:07 out of the closing nine:twelve of regulation, the Solar Devils pressured OT when Alonzo Verge sank a pair of cost-free throws with five seconds still left.

Verge struck initial in additional time but UCLA’s David Singleton strike a next-prospect 3-pointer, then he and Rile merged for the up coming fourteen factors.

Singleton scored fourteen for the Bruins, building four of six from distance. Riley included 13 rebounds and Jules Bernard scored nine with 10 rebounds.

Verge led Arizona State with 25 factors, seven boards and four assists. Josh Christopher included 22 factors but was -for-six from powering the arc, and Marcus Bagley scored 11 with 11 rebounds.

Arizona State pressured 18 turnovers, scoring sixteen factors. The fight in the paint was even, but, unsurprisingly, the Bruin bench outscored ASU’s 25-four.