TEMPE, Ariz. It was a night for the freshmen, and they played like anything but.
When Arizona State needed a 3-pointer, Jonathan Gilling hit it.
When Washington needed a play, Tony Wroten made it.
Wroten, the early favorite for the Pac-12 Conference freshman of the year, had a monster slam and a sneaky little put-back down the stretch when the Huskies held off undermanned but game ASU, 60-54, for their eighth victory at Wells Fargo Arena in the last nine games.
Wroten, a 6-foot-4 guard, had a game-high 22 points on 9 of 12 shooting from the floor, and maybe the most impressive part of his game was that he did not force anything, even as ASU shortened the game with its lengthy possessions.
He was the difference in the game, ASU coach Herb Sendek said.
Gilling had a career-high 20 points, making 5 of 12 threes, in his seventh career start, and his role in the offense continues to grow.He was the focal point Thursday when the Sun Devils played their third straight game without ...