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COL BKB: Arizona State survives in OT

March 14, 2013 at 12:45 AM   |   Comments

LAS VEGAS, March 14 (UPI) -- Jahii Carson's 34 points set a freshman tourney record Wednesday and put Arizona State in the Pac-12 quarterfinals with an 89-88, overtime win over Stanford.

Utah and Colorado also advanced in the tournament.

Carson established a career best with his 34 points, allowing the Sun Devils to overcome the loss of an eight-point lead late in the second half.

Evan Gordon's free throw with 8 seconds left gave Arizona State a four-point lead, creating some breathing room that the Sun Devils needed when Josh Huestis hit a 3-pointer just before the buzzer for Stanford.

Arizona State (21-11) will meet regular-season champion UCLA in the quarterfinals.

Colorado defeated Oregon State in their first-round matchup 74-68 and Utah knocked off USC 69-66.

Spencer Dinwiddie led Colorado with 20 points while Xavier Johnson had 16. The Buffaloes had suffered a home loss to Oregon State in their regular-season finale last weekend.

Colorado will face No. 18 Arizona on Thursday.

Utah, appearing in its first Pac-12 Tournament, got 22 points from Jarred DuBois and will now tackle California in the quarterfinals.

The Utes held a 35-28 lead at intermission after the Trojans had hit just 33 percent from the field and missed all six of their attempts from 3-point range.

The winner of Wednesday night's late game between Washington and Washington State will play Oregon in the final quarterfinal game on Thursday.

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