Arizona St. 71, Hartford 63

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, Arizona
Officials - Tom Eades, Daryl Gelinas, Justin Van Duyne
Attendance - 4487

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Hartford 35 28 63
Arizona St. 36 35 71

Recap

Arizona State 71, Hartford 63: Freshman guard Jahii Carson scored 20 points on 9-for-12 shooting to help the Sun Devils use a big second half to hold off the visiting Hawks.

Freshman Eric Jacobsen chipped in a career-high 16 points, with all but three coming in the second half, and also grabbed six rebounds. Senior swingman Carrick Felix earned a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds and junior guard Evan Gordon scored 12 points for Arizona State (7-1).

Only five players scored for Hartford (4-4), which received a 26-point performance by sophomore forward Nate Sikma. Sophomore guard Yolonzo Moore II had 11 points and eight rebounds. Jamie Schneck and Wes Cole each finished with 10.

Arizona State grabbed the lead for good with 6:56 to play in the first half on a jumper by center Jordan Bachynski. The Sun Devils led by one at halftime and didn't pull away until around six minutes remained. 

Hartford got to the free-throw line just seven times, making all of its attempts. Arizona State shot 23 free throws, connecting on just 11.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Arizona State shot 56.3 percent from the field, the best percentage an opponent has shot against Hartford this season. ... The Sun Devils' 7-1 start is their best since the 2008-09 season. … This was the first meeting between the schools.

Hartford Hawks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
John Peterson 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Corban Wroe 16:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0
Mark Nwakamma 22:00 0-8 0-1 0-0 3 3 6 1 4 4 1 1 0
Yolonzo Moore II 39:00 4-11 3-6 0-0 2 6 8 4 1 0 2 0 11
Nate Sikma 38:00 9-20 6-12 2-2 0 4 4 1 2 0 3 1 26
Wes Cole 22:00 4-8 2-5 0-0 1 1 2 2 4 0 1 0 10
Evan Cooper 26:00 1-2 1-2 3-3 1 1 2 2 3 0 1 0 6
Jamie Schneck 22:00 4-5 0-0 2-2 1 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 10
Oren Faulk 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Taylor Dyson 5:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Parker U'u 3:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-57 12-29 7-7 8 16 24 16 19 7 11 2 63
  38.6% 41.4% 100.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 11

Arizona St. Sun Devils

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Carrick Felix 38:00 5-8 1-2 0-0 2 9 11 2 2 2 2 3 11
Evan Gordon 35:00 3-13 3-9 3-4 0 1 1 4 1 1 3 0 12
Jahii Carson 38:00 9-12 1-2 1-5 0 5 5 7 3 1 2 0 20
Jonathan Gilling 30:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 3 3 3 1 1 1 0 3
Jordan Bachynski 22:00 3-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 3 6
Eric Jacobsen 20:00 5-6 0-0 6-10 4 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 16
Chris Colvin 17:00 1-2 0-0 1-4 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 0 3
TOTAL 200 27-48 6-16 11-23 8 24 32 18 10 6 10 6 71
  56.2% 37.5% 47.8% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 10