Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 9/14/14
TEMPE -- Arizona State has believed in itself all season, and players said during preseason practice that they saw the makings of an elite team. It may be time for others to start taking notice. The Sun Devils joined UCLA as the only two 3-0 teams in the Pac-12 by overwhelming Oregon State midway through their Thursday game and then making enough plays down the stretch for a tidy 72-62 victory at Gill Coliseum, the first game of their first conference road trip. ASU (14-2, 3-0) went on a 34-11 run in a 12-minute span of the late first and early second halves to take a 52-37 lead it never lost, although Oregon State got within four three times late in the second half. The victory, coach Herb Sendek's fourth in six games in Corvallis, set up a Sunday showdown against Oregon (13-2, 2-0), which handed No. 4 Arizona its first loss of the season with a 70-66 victory earlier Thursday. "We're going to have a treat for us, but we are ready for the challenge," ASU forward Carrick Felix ...
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