Horne scores 13 as Arizona State beats Cal 77-41

Mar 3, 2022, 7:14 AM | Updated: 9:19 pm
Arizona State forward Alonzo Gaffney (32) dunks as California forward Obinna Anyanwu (23) defends d...

Arizona State forward Alonzo Gaffney (32) dunks as California forward Obinna Anyanwu (23) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

(AP Photo/Matt York)

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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Horne scores 13 as Arizona State beats Cal 77-41