Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 1/19/13
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The turning point was about as decisive as Arizonas victory Saturday. The game was as close and as intense as a rivalry should be when Arizona State guard Jahii Carson reached in and fouled Mark Lyons on a drive to the basket midway through the second half, earning Carson his fourth foul. Arizonas two-point lead immediately grew to four, and the impact was felt the rest of the way in the No. 7 Wildcats 71-54 victory at Wells Fargo Arena. With that grab went ASUs chance for a statement victory and perhaps a place in the national polls. It changed (the game) tremendously, Carson said. Arizona guards Mark Lyons and Nick Johnson scored 25 of their 43 points in the second half, when the savvy Wildcats (16-1, 4-1) made it a point to attack Carson and backcourt mate Evan Gordon with drives to the basket, even after Carson switched from guarding Lyons to covering Johnson, his former Phoenix youth league and summer ball teammate. Carson still led ASU (14-4, 3-2) with 22 ...
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