Desmond Cambridge Jr. hits late 3; ASU edges Colorado 60-59

Dec 1, 2022, 6:29 AM | Updated: 9:07 pm
Arizona State guard Desmond Cambridge Jr. (4) reacts after hitting the winning 3-point basket as Co...

Arizona State guard Desmond Cambridge Jr. (4) reacts after hitting the winning 3-point basket as Colorado forward Tristan da Silva (23) looks on in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

              Colorado guard J'Vonne Hadley, left, looks to pass the ball as Arizona State forward Warren Washington defends in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Arizona State guard Desmond Cambridge Jr., right, shoots a 3-point basket with seconds remaining in an NCAA college basketball game against Colorado, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado forward Tristan da Silva, left, tries to defend on the play. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Arizona State forward Jamiya Neal, left, knocks the ball away from Colorado forward Tristan da Silva in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Arizona State forward Warren Washington, front right, passes the ball as Colorado center Lawson Lovering, left, defends in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Arizona State guard Desmond Cambridge Jr., right, reacts after hitting a 3-point basket with seconds remaining in an NCAA college basketball game against Colorado, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. Arizona State guard DJ Horne, left, joins in the celebration. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Arizona State guard Desmond Cambridge Jr. celebrates after hitting the winning 3-point basket against Colorado in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Arizona State guard Desmond Cambridge Jr. yells as he leaves the court after an NCAA college basketball game against Colorado, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Arizona State forward Warren Washington, left, celebrates with guard Desmond Cambridge Jr. after Cambridge hit the winning 3-point basket against Colorado in an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Arizona State guard Desmond Cambridge Jr. (4) reacts after hitting the winning 3-point basket as Colorado forward Tristan da Silva (23) looks on in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Desmond Cambridge Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left and Arizona State rallied from a 15-point, second-half deficit to beat Colorado 60-59 on Thursday night in a Pac-12 Conference opener.

The Sun Devils took their final possession with 12.7 seconds to play. DJ Horne received the ball underneath and passed to Cambridge, who hit nothing but net from the left side of the arc.

Alonzo Gaffney, Desmond Cambridge Jr. and Devan Cambridge each made a 3-pointer during a 13-0 run as Arizona State took its first lead since early in the first half, 57-56, with 2:34 to play. Jalen Gabbidon answered for Colorado with a three-point play for a 59-57 lead with 2:03 remaining.

ASU’s Warren Washington and Colorado’s Tristan da Silva each blocked a shot inside the final minute. KJ Simpson missed a 3 for Colorado to end it.

Devan Cambridge scored 18 points to lead Arizona State (7-1, 1-0), which won for the second straight time in Boulder. Desmond Cambridge Jr. finished with 11 points. The brothers combined for four 3s, but the rest of the Sun Devils were 1 of 14 from long range.

Simpson scored 13 points and da Silva had 10 for Colorado (4-4, 0-1).

Colorado took the lead five minutes into the game and closed the first half on a 14-5 run for a 15-point lead at the break. Simpson and J’Vonne Hadley scored four points apiece and Javon Ruffin made a 3 during the span. The Buffaloes led 56-44 with 6:07 to play.

Arizona State hosts Stanford while Colorado plays at Washington, both on Sunday.

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