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Cougars End Road Woes by Beating ASU in Tempe

TEMPE -- BYU improved to 5-0 on the year and ended its 11-game road losing streak Wednesday by beating the Arizona State Sun Devils, 64-60, at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz. The win also ended a seven-game road losing streak against Pac-10 teams that spanned 13 years.

The Cougars never trailed after taking a 20-18 lead with 10:36 to go in the first half on a Jared Jensen dunk made possible by a steal by reserve guard Ricky Bower. BYU's largest advantage was 12 but ASU twice tied the game in the second half and had BYU's lead cut to one-point with just over two minutes to go. A Rafael Araujo free throw stretched BYU's advantage to three points with under a minute to play.

Following the free throw, ASU's Curtis Millage, missed a desperation three-point attempt. The rebound was controlled by BYU's Kevin Woodberry; he was fouled and went to the line. Woodberry knocked down one of two shots with nine seconds left and the Cougars held on for a four-point victory.

"We were able to withstand their runs and we got stops when we needed to," said BYU head coach Steve Cleveland.

Center Jared Jensen carried BYU in the first half scoring 10 of his 12 points to pace the Cougars as they built a 10-point halftime lead at 35-25. The game was tied at 20-20 when BYU went on a 14-2 run to help build its double-digit advantage at the break.

In the second half, ASU shot 48.5 percent from the floor to cut into the BYU lead. The Cougars shot a sizzling 66.7 percent in the first half but only shot 37.5 percent in the final half.

Forward Travis Hansen led all scorers with 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Hansen took the game over hitting big buckets for BYU down the stretch. Jared Jensen ended the game with 12 points and six rebounds. Araujo was one point away from a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds, along with three blocks and three assists.

"We need to win on the road to be distinguished as a good team," Cleveland said. "We did some really good things in the last few minutes."

Four ASU players scored in double figures led by freshman Ike Diogu with 15 points and eight rebounds. Forward Tommy Smith chipped in 13 points. Jamal Hill scored 12 and Curtis Millage added 11.

ASU falls to 4-2 on the season with its only other loss coming against Kentucky at the Maui Invitational. The Sun Devils, who beat the University of Utah in Maui, now travel to Salt Lake City to face Utah for the second time this season.

While improving to 5-0, BYU coach Cleveland earned his 90th win at the helm in Provo. The Cougars now head to Omaha to face the 5-0 Creighton BlueJays Saturday at 2 p.m. CST. The game will be broadcast on radio only on KSL 1160 AM and the Cougar Sports Network.

Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS

Brigham Young vs Arizona State

12-04-02 7 p.m. MST at Ned Wulk Court/Wells Fargo Arena

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VISITORS: Brigham Young 5-0

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

03 Bigelow, Mark....... f 2-6 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 2 6 1 1 1 1 30

52 Jensen, Jared....... f 6-9 0-0 0-0 1 5 6 4 12 1 3 0 1 28

55 Araujo, Rafael...... c 2-6 0-0 5-6 2 9 11 4 9 3 3 3 1 27

02 Hansen, Travis...... g 8-11 0-2 7-8 0 1 1 3 23 3 5 0 0 30

24 Woodberry, Kevin.... g 1-5 0-3 1-5 0 4 4 2 3 4 5 1 1 31

04 Lemes, Luiz......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

05 Shoff, Jake......... 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2

10 Nashif, Terry....... 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 9

14 Bower, Ricky........ 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 3 2 2 1 0 2 16

15 Allen, John......... 3-4 1-1 1-1 0 3 3 2 8 1 0 0 0 19

32 Jepsen, Bart........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

40 Howard, Dan......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

TEAM................ 3 1 4 1

Totals.............. 23-45 1-7 17-24 8 29 37 22 64 16 21 5 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-21 66.7% 2nd Half: 9-24 37.5% Game: 51.1% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 0-3 0.0% 2nd Half: 1-4 25.0% Game: 14.3% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 7-9 77.8% 2nd Half: 10-15 66.7% Game: 70.8% 3,1

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HOME TEAM: Arizona State 4-2

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

04 Smith, Tommy........ f 5-15 0-2 3-6 4 4 8 4 13 1 6 1 2 32

21 Knight, Donnell..... f 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 15

05 Diogu, Ike.......... c 7-15 0-0 1-3 3 5 8 4 15 0 3 0 0 33

01 Braxton, Jason...... g 0-4 0-0 1-5 2 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 24

14 Millage, Curtis..... g 5-15 1-6 0-0 0 2 2 4 11 3 1 1 3 37

03 Dodd, Kyle.......... 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 15

12 Crandall, Kenny..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

22 Hill, Jamal......... 5-7 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 12 3 1 1 0 26

24 Allen, Justin....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

33 Osborne, Chris...... 1-1 0-0 0-1 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 6

42 Redhage, Shawn...... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 7

TEAM................ 2 1 3

Totals.............. 26-63 3-11 5-15 14 18 32 17 60 11 14 3 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-30 33.3% 2nd Half: 16-33 48.5% Game: 41.3% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-4 50.0% 2nd Half: 1-7 14.3% Game: 27.3% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 3-8 37.5% 2nd Half: 2-7 28.6% Game: 33.3% 3

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Officials: Dave Libbey, Michael Eggers, Brian Harrison

Technical fouls: Brigham Young-None. Arizona State-None.

Attendance: 7105

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Brigham Young................. 35 29 - 64

Arizona State................. 25 35 - 60

Points in the paint-BY 10,ASU 18. Points off turnovers-BY 13,ASU 16.

2nd chance points-BY 6,ASU 11. Fast break points-BY 0,ASU 0.

Bench points-BY 11,ASU 18. Score tied-8 times. Lead changes-4 times.