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Bears Roll Past Arizona State On Road

February 3, 2024

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Fardaws Aimaq scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Jaylon Tyson also recorded a double-double and the California men's basketball team put together a dominating road win over Arizona State, beating the Sun Devils 81-66 on Saturday.

Tyson scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds – his sixth double-double of the season – Jalen Cone scored 19 on 6-for-9 shooting and Keonte Kennedy added 12 points and tied a career-high with four steals for Cal (9-13, 5-6 Pac-12). Cal shot 50% (27 of 54) from the floor and from 3-point range (11 of 22) while dishing out 18 assists.

Aimaq recorded his 14th double-double of the season, the most in the Pac-12, with his 20-point, 14-rebound effort. The big man was 8-of-12 shooting from the floor and chipped in five assists.

It was Cal's first win at ASU since 2017 when the Golden Bears beat Arizona State by a near-identical score – 81-65 – on New Year's Day that year. Cal now has won three of four.

Alonzo Gaffney and Jamiya Neal scored 14 points apiece for Arizona State (11-11, 5-6), which lost its fourth straight game and sixth of its last seven. Frankie Collins and reserve Shawn Phillips Jr. each scored 13.

The Sun Devils shot 27 of 70 (38.6%), including 8 for 24 from beyond the 3-point arc.

Cal built an 8-0 lead and never trailed. The Bears extended the lead to 24-10 midway through the first half and went to intermission up 38-26. They stayed up by double digits the entire second half.

Cal hosts USC on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. PST in Berkeley. The Pac-12 Network will televise the contest.


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Bears Roll Past Arizona State On Road

1,516 Views | 2 Replies | Last: 17 days ago by BearoutEast67
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Asu and ucla did not look as good asSt Thomas, Santa Clara or some of the other teams we lost to. I know we have improved but some pac12 teams are just not that good . Asu plays basically a slow down fox offense as does ucla.

At least we do not mindlessly pass the ball around the perimeter.
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Some slippage in terms of turnovers but Hurley emphasizes defense so maybe that was expected. However, the team is peaking at the right time.
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