Horne scores 22, Arizona State pulls away from SMU 75-57 – KESQ

DALLAS (AP) — DJ Horne scored 22 points with seven rebounds, four assists and three steals and Arizona State pulled away from SMU in the second half for a 75-57 victory on Wednesday night.

Horne, who missed all 13 of his previous three-pointers, led off the game with a 3-pointer, but it was the Mustangs who were the shooters. Zach Nutall quickly answered that 3 and SMU went 7-for-14 from distance to take a 33-28 halftime lead.

The Mustangs were just 5 of 17 inside the arc and the Sun Devils finished the half 4 of 16 in 3s. There were only eight turnovers and seven fouls before the break.

Then the script flipped with Arizona State going 6-for-8 from behind the arc while SMU went 2-for-10 in the second half.

Devan Cambridge made the final two baskets for the Sun Devils (9-1), his eighth dunk and 10th 3-pointer for 13 points. Frankie Collins had 11 points.

Zhuric Phelps had 19 points for the Mustangs (3-6) and Stefan Todorovic had 12 with Samuell Williamson grabbing 12 rebounds.

Trailing 33-22 at the end of the first half, Arizona State scored the first nine points of the second half and took the lead when Horne made four free throws due to a foul and technical on Nutall at 16:36. Following an offensive rebound on the next possession, Horne drilled a 3-pointer and made it 37-33.

Todorovic converted a free throw at 15:18 to end an 8:19 drought that started after that 33-22 first-half lead and at 14:57 Phelps had a steal and breakaway dunk to end a run. streak of 13-consecutive misses with four turnovers. That put the score 37-36.

The Mustangs pulled within one after their next basket, but the Sun Devils pulled away. Back-to-back dunks by Warren Washington Y a 3 from Desmond Cambridge Jr., he led at 64-48 with less than four minutes to go.

The Sun Devils, who lost to Texas Southern in Game 3, play No. 22 Creighton in Las Vegas on Monday. The Mustangs head to a tournament in Honolulu.


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