FINAL SCORE: Arizona State 89, Cal 78 OT. Carson scored 12 of his 29 points in overtime after the Bears rallied all the way back from a 16-point deficit to take the lead. Cobbs put the Bears in front with his drive to the basket with 44 seconds left and two FTs by Kravish made it 72-69 with 25.2 seconds left. But Jermaine Marshall used a screen to get free and sank a long 3-pointer with 17.7 seconds left to tie. Cobbs missed a jumper before the second-half horn sounded. Cal lost for the third straight time and fell to 14-7, 5-3 in the Pac-12.
10:21 2nd H: Cal within 57-50 after jumper by Kravish, who has 12 points on 6 for 8 from the field. Wallace, who had two points at halftime, has 15. Solomon has 12 rebounds.
14:21 2nd H: ASU’s lead reached 48-32 with 16:21 left, but Cal answered with a 12-3 run capped by a jumper by Kravish that made it 51-45 with 15:25 left. ASU now leads 53-44.
HALFTIME SCORE: Arizona State 42, Cal 30. Carson had 11 points and five assists, but he wasn’t the only ASU player who hurt Cal with quickness and penetration. Jermaine Marshall has nine points. Cobbs with 11 points for the Bears. Solomon has seven rebounds and five assists. ASU scored 13 points off seven Cal turnovers. The Sun Devils shot 5 for 10 from the 3-point arc, Cal 1 for 5. The Bears also missed five FTs.
2:09 1st H: Carson now has five assists, but the real upset is that so does Solomon. That’s a career-high. But ASU leads 38-29. Carson’s quickness driving the Bears nuts. Cobbs has 10 points and Kravish has scored three of Cal’s past four hoops.
4:32 1st H: This Carson dude is a problem for the Bears. Has 11 points on 5 for 7 from the field and ASU is up 30-23. Jacobsen with three fouls for the Sun Devils.
6:32 1st H: Carson has nine points and three assists and ASU leads 26-19. Cobbs has six points for Cal and Bird showing signs of coming to life with a pair of baskets.
8:32 1st H: Cobbs just hit a jumper and Cal is down 20-14. Carson and Cobbs each playing with two PFs.
11:35 1st H: The Sun Devils stretched their lead out to 17-7, but Cal has scored the past five points to pull within 17-12 after Wallace made a free throw, Solomon rebounded the missed second attempt and Jabari Bird converted a mid-range jumper. Cobbs on the bench with two fouls. Cal using a very unusual lineup: Solomon, Jeff Powers, Wallace, Bird and Sam Singer. Monty looking for defenders who can find ASU’s shooters.
14:53 1st H: ASU out to 11-5 lead, despite the fact that 7-ft-2 center Jordan Bachynski picked up two fouls in the opening 73 seconds and is on the bench. ASU shooting 5 for 7 from the field. Cal just 2 for 5.
STARTING LINEUPS: Cal will go with Richard Solomon, David Kravish, Tyrone Wallace, Jordan Mathews and Justin Cobbs. ASU is starting Jordan Bachynski, Eric Jacobsen, Jermaine Marshall, Shauuielle McKissick, and Jahii Carson.
WELCOME: Back here at Haas Pavilion as the Bears (14-6, 5-2) try to snap their two-game losing skid with a matchup vs. Arizona State 15-5, 4-3).
Will be back with starting lineups.