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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Mark Lyons scored 24 points, Nick Johnson added 19 and No. 7 Arizona pulled away in the second half to beat rival Arizona State 71-54 on Saturday.
Arizona (16-1, 4-1 Pac-12) was solid at both ends and went on the decisive run after Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson picked up his fourth foul midway through the second half. Solomon Hill added 13 points for the Wildcats, who scored 18 points off turnovers and outscored the Sun Devils by 14 inside.
Arizona State (14-4, 3-2) never recovered after Arizona's run, thanks to 17 turnovers and a quiet game by second-leading scorer Carrick Felix, who had 5 points on 1-of-8 shooting.
Carson had 22 points and four assists, and Evan Gordon added 14 points for the Sun Devils.
The basketball version of the Territorial Cup featured one of the most anticipated matchups in the rivalry's recent history.
Arizona opened the season loaded with hype and has lived up to it, climbing to No. 3 in the AP Top 25 after winni...
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Arizona defeated Arizona State on Saturday. Watch the video to hear Mark Lyons talk about the win, Jahii Carson, and more.
Mark Lyons scored 24 points, Nick Johnson added 19 and No. 7 Arizona pulled away in the second half to beat rival Arizona State 71-54 on Saturday.
Arizona (16-1, 4-1 Pac-12) was solid at both ends and went on the game's decisive run after Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson picked up his fourth foul midway through the second half.
Solomon Hill added 13 points for the Wildcats...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona sophomore Nick Johnson has been in bigger games and had bigger performances, but perhaps none has been more satisfying than Saturday's at Wells Fargo Arena.
The same could be said for seventh-ranked Arizona, which came away with what coach Sean Miller called a "hard-fought victory" over rival Arizona State just 10 months after the Sun Devils...
TEMPE, Ariz. Jahii Carson has seen Nick Johnson do some pretty amazing things.
"Eight, nine years old, touching backboard and stuff," Carson recalled.
Johnson still has the hops and Carson the ball-handling skills that they began to develop as teammates with the Arizona Stars, a Phoenix-area AAU team. More than a dozen years later, the two will oppose each other for...
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...
Jahii Carson had no trouble with the spotlight of the biggest game of his young career, calmly leading Arizona State's offense and fearlessly driving to the basket.
Fouls? Those he had some problems with.
Already short-handed, Arizona State struggled when Carson picked up his fourth foul midway through the second half, allowing No. 7 Arizona to go on a 9-0 run that propelled...
Senior Carrick Felix and freshman Jahii Carson discuss Arizona State 71-54 loss to Arizona