TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Cody Demps scored eight points in the final two minutes, including consecutive 3-pointers, and Sacramento State spoiled Bobby Hurley’s debut as Arizona State coach with a 66-63 victory over the Sun Devils on Friday night.
Demps finished with 22 points and Marcus Graves added 20 for the Hornets, who beat a team from the Pac-12 for the third time in the last six years. But overall, Sacramento State is 4-36 against teams currently in the Pac-12.
Arizona State’s Gerry Blakes missed a 3-pointer under tight defense at the buzzer. The Sun Devils were 2 of 17 from 3-point range.
Tra Holder scored 17 for Arizona State. Blakes added 13 and Eric Jacobsen 12 for the Sun Devils. Arizona State’s Willie Atwood scored all 11 of his points in the second half and grabbed 11 rebounds.