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VIDEO: Arizona State picks up huge bubble win at the buzzer

Feb 17, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

Jahii Carson, Jarred DuBois

Arizona State had fallen off the bubble when they lost at Utah on Saturday, their third loss in the last four games. Their RPI was in the 70’s. It was their second loss of the season to a team with an RPI above 150.

The Sun Devils needed to win at Colorado on Saturday, and they did just that, thanks t Evan Gordon and a friendly roll.

In a thrilling sequence at the end of an exciting game, Spencer Dinwiddie hit a layup with 8.3 seconds left to give the Buffaloes a 62-61 lead in overtime. At the other end, Jahii Carson nearly lost control of the ball, getting it to Gordon who drove through Colorado’s defense and finished a finger-roll in traffic that hung on the rim for a couple of seconds before falling through the rim as the buzzer sounded:

The Sun Devils are anything but a lock right now, but this was their first big road win of the season. They’ll host the Washington schools next weekend and still have road trips to UCLA, USC and Arizona left on their schedule.

Throw in the Pac-12 tournament, and Herb Sendek’s club will have chances to make their profile tournament-worthy.

Because even with last night’s win, the Sun Devils still have plenty of work to do.

  1. namriverrat69 - Feb 17, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Before clicking onto this article the heading on the Basketball page was: Arizona picks up huge bubble win at the buzzer. Then coming to the article it says Arizona State picks up huge bubble win at the buzzer. Rob Dauster make up your mind.

    Arizona and ASU have only been in the PAC-12 for 35 years so it’s understandable a sport writer still can’t get their names straight. Just so you’ll know, Arizona has a mascot named Wilbur Wildcat and his main squeeze Wilma Wildcat. ASU has a mascot named Scumdevil. You’d think teams in a conference that has the Rose Bowl might be more well known, especially since Arizona is undefeated in the Rose Bowl.

    Of course they’ve never been to the Rose Bowl in those 35 years which says a lot about the consistency of their football program losing key games. Maybe Rich Rodriguez can change that but he’s going up against a long rich tradition of losing.

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