Intentional Upset: Sun Devils Top The Cardinal
What do you do if you are down by double-digits, at home to a higher ranked team? Well, if you are Arizona State, you fight back behind the play of a freshman and beat them in overtime. And that’s exactly what they did.
Led by James Harden’s 23 points, the Sun Devils (16-7, 6-5 in the Pac-10) rallied from a late double-digit deficit to beat the 7th-ranked Stanford Cardinal (20-4, 9-3) in overtime by the score of 72-68. The Cardinal were led by the Lopez twins who combined for 46 points and 14 rebounds; not enough to overcome the Sun Devils late come-back that put the game in overtime.
For the Sun Devils, this win keeps their NCAA Tournament hopes alive, solidifying their place on the proverbial bubble. If they can finish strong, expect ASU to be dancing in March.