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Arizona State swats aside Marquette

Published November 25, 2013 11:31 pm

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Tempe, Ariz. • Jahii Carson scored 23 points and Jordan Bachynski swatted Derrick Wilson's runner at the buzzer for his seventh block, helping Arizona State knock off No. 25 Marquette 79-77 on Monday night to remain undefeated.

The Sun Devils (6-0) led by 15 in the first half, but had to withstand a late rally by the Golden Eagles.

With Arizona State leading 78-77, Jermaine Marshall hit 1 of 2 free throws with 7 seconds left, giving Marquette (3-2) a final shot.

Wilson managed to get into the lane, but the 7-foot-2 Bachynski roamed across the lane to knock the ball away, then was swarmed by teammates as he lie on the floor.

Bachynski had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Marshall had 23 points for Arizona State, off to its best start since opening the 1980-81 season with seven straight wins.

No. 12 Wichita St. 90, DePaul 72 • In Kansas City, Mo., Ron Baker scored 21 points, Tekele Cotton added 17 and Wichita State seized control against DePaul with a big first-half run before cruising to a victory in the semifinals of the CBE Classic. Cleanthony Early added 15 points for the Shockers (6-0).

The Shockers will face BYU on Tuesday night in the tournament title game.

No. 3 Kentucky 68, Cleveland St. 61 • In Lexington, Ky., Andrew Harrison's three-point play broke a 57-all tie before twin brother Aaron followed with a 3-pointer with 1:20 remaining, helping Kentucky escape stubborn Cleveland State.

No. 7 Ohio State 65, Wyoming 50 • In Columbus, Ohio, Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 20 points and Aaron Craft had all 10 of his points in a second-half surge to lead Ohio State past Wyoming.

Amir Williams added 12 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for Ohio State (5-0).