Arizona State defeats Oregon State 72-62

Arizona State defeats Oregon State 72-62
January 11, 2013, 2:02 am
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Arizona State's Carrick Felix (0) drives against Oregon State's Challe Barton (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday Jan. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)


CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Carrick Felix had 18 points and 14 rebounds and Arizona State held off a late Oregon State comeback Thursday night for a 72-62 victory.

Jahii Carson added 20 points for Arizona State (14-2, 3-0 Pac-12), who won its first conference road game of the season.

Devon Collier had 18 points, eight rebounds for Oregon State (10-5, 0-2).

A 9-2 run early in the second half helped Arizona State push a six-point halftime lead to 15. Jonathan Gilling's basket finished the run, giving the Sun Devils a 52-37 lead with 14:18 left.

The Beavers answered, scoring seven in a row to cut the deficit to eight.

Oregon State kept chipping away, with Ahmad Starks hitting a short jumper with 6:58 remaining to cap a 7-0 run to put the score at 55-51. Arizona State came back to go up 65-55 with 1:42 left. Oregon State got no closer than eight from there.