Arizona State upsets No. 7 Arizona on halfcourt buzzer-beater by Desmond Cambridge
It’s not quite March, but there was some madness in the Pac-12 on Saturday. Arizona State took down No. 7 Arizona 89-88 on a halfcourt buzzer-beater.
Desmond Cambridge Jr. was the hero for the Sun Devils, throwing up a long heave in the final seconds. Cambridge started going into shooting motion with roughly 2 seconds left on the clock. It turns out his decision to not dribble any further up the floor worked out just fine.
DOWN GOES NO. 7 ARIZONA‼️@SunDevilHoops WINS IT AT THE BUZZER 😱😱 pic.twitter.com/qJus7icYDO
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With the final bucket, Cambridge was ASU’s leading scorer. He had 19 points on 8-of-16 field goal shooting, including 3-of-8 from 3-point territory.
It was a tight game between in-state rivals. ASU led 46-45 at the end of the first half and both teams scored 43 points in the second period. There were 18 lead changes. ASU’s largest lead was by just 4 points. The Sun Devils were ahead for 11 minutes and 13 seconds of playing time, while the Wildcats led for 23 minutes.