Horne scores 13 as Arizona State beats Cal 77-41
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — DJ Horne had 13 points to lead five Arizona State players scoring in double figures and the Sun Devils never trailed Thursday night in their 77-41 win over California.
Kimani Lawrence had 12 points and nine rebounds and Jay Heath also scored 12 points for Arizona State (13-16, 9-10 Pac-12). Alonzo Gaffney and Marreon Jackson added 11 points apiece.
The Sun Devils have won six of their last seven games while limiting opponents to 36.5% shooting (141 of 386) from the field over that span.
Jalen Celestine led Cal (12-18, 5-14 Pac-12) with 11 points.
Arizona State jumped to a 6-0 lead and used a 16-6 run to take a 12-point lead late in the first half. Grant Anticevich made a layup to trim Cal’s deficit to 35-29 about two minutes into the second half but the Sun Devils responded with a 22-4 run to take a 24-point lead with nine minutes to play. Heath, Jackson and Horne each hit a 3-pointer in the final 42 seconds of the spurt.
The Golden Bears made 18 of 59 (31%) from the field and shot just 26% (8 of 31) in the second half.
The Sun Devils scored 16 points off 13 Cal turnovers and outscored the Bears 42-22 in the paint and 27-2 in fast-break points.
Arizona State is eighth in the conference standings, a half-game behind Washington State and Washington (both 9-9 in the Pac-12) and a half-game ahead of Stanford.
Cal wraps up the regular season Saturday at No. 2 Arizona.
Arizona State plays its home finale against Stanford on Saturday.
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