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Arizona State holds off Oregon, 74-72

Arizona State holds off Oregon, 74-72
Oregon guard Jason Calliste, Arizona State center Jordan Bachynski and Ducks center Waverly Austin become entangled during Saturday's game in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Stacie Scott (Stacie Scott / Associated Press / The Arizona Republic)

Arizona State dominated the first half. Oregon charged back behind Joseph Young.

The long arm of Jordan Bachynski turned out to be the difference.

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Bachynski had a career-high 26 points and swatted Young's reverse layup at the buzzer for his ninth block, helping Arizona State outlast Oregon, 74-72, on Saturday at Tempe, Ariz.

"I see a guy cut out of the corner my eye and I knew I had to block that one and I came up with it," Bachynski said.

Arizona State built a 20-point lead in the first half, while the Ducks flailed at both ends. Oregon put together a furious rally behind Young and its press in the second half, using a 34-11 run to take the lead with five minutes left.

But the Sun Devils found a way to pull it out and avoid what would have been an ugly loss.

at Utah 81, Washington State 63: Brandon Taylor had 16 points to lead the Utes, who beat the Cougars in their home arena for the 12th consecutive time. DaVonte Lacy scored 22 points for Washington State.

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