TEMPE -- Magic Johnson called it winning time.
Jahii Carson seems to grasp the concept.
For the second game in a row, freshman point guard Carson basically took command down the stretch, this time helping the Sun Devils avert an upset in a 64-53 victory over Cornell at Wells Fargo Arena on Tuesday.
Carson accounted for 16 of the Sun Devils' final 23 points, scoring 13 of his career-high 21 points and adding an assist and a steal in the final nine minutes, a few possessions after Cornell grabbed its only lead of the second half, 38-36.
It is the sort of thing that is expected of a top recruit, and Carson is showing he can get it done.
"I like to try to get a lot of energy going in the last five minutes. I think that's the crunch time moment, where we can bury teams or teams can bury us, and we don't want to get buried," said Carson, tugging at his Team USA-issue under shorts.
"I just try to be in attack mode the last five minutes to seal the game."
Carson assisted on a 3-point...