TEMPE, Ariz. Arizona State trumped UCLA's statement victory in Tucson on Thursday with a statement weekend of its own.
It if were not obvious already, there is a new contender in the muscled-up Pac-12, and the Sun Devils supplied more evidence with a convincing 78-60 victory over UCLA at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday afternoon, its most significant victory since the days of James Harden.
Jordan Bachynski dominated the paint against the smaller, less physical Bruins, Carrick Felix had another double-double and Jahii Carson effectively ran the show as Arizona State (16-4, 5-2) followed its overtime victory against USC on Thursday by handling UCLA (16-5, 6-2) its worst loss of the season, two days after the Bruins outplayed No. 6 Arizona.
ASU's 17-point loss to Arizona the previous Saturday, a two-point game until Carson committed his fourth foul midway through the second half, appeared to supply motivation for the USCUCLA series, which Carson earlier in the week called a "must swe...