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Martin scores 19, Arizona St ends skid, tops Cal 72-68


1of7California guard Matt Bradley (20) draws a foul from Arizona State forward Jalen Graham (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won 72-68.Rick Scuteri/AP Show MoreShow Less 2of7California forward Andre Kelly (22) shoots in front of Arizona State forward Jalen Graham (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won 72-68.Rick Scuteri/AP Show MoreShow Less 3of7California guard Makale Foreman (10) drives by Arizona State guard Josh Christopher, who tries to knock the ball away during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won 72-68.Rick Scuteri/AP Show MoreShow Less 4of7Arizona State forward Chris Osten (21) struggles for the ball with California forward Andre Kelly and guard Joel Brown (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won 72-68.Rick Scuteri/AP Show MoreShow Less 5of7California guard Matt Bradley (20) shoots between Arizona State forward Jalen Graham (24) and guard Josh Christopher during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won 72-68.Rick Scuteri/AP Show MoreShow Less 6of7Arizona State forward Jalen Graham (24) blocks the shot of California guard Matt Bradley (20) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won 72-68.Rick Scuteri/AP Show MoreShow Less 7of7Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley reacts after a play against California during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won 72-68.Rick Scuteri/AP Show MoreShow Less TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Remy Martin scored 19 points and Arizona State did just enough to beat California 72-68 on Thursday night to end a COVID-extended six-game losing streak that dated back to Dec. 13.


Matt Bradley, in just his second game back after a five-game layoff for a sprained ankle, scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Golden Bears (7-11, 2-9), who have lost three straight.


Martin sandwiched a pair of layups around a Marcus Bagley basket in a 6-0 surge that finally put ASU up for good, 60-56 with 7:02 to play.


Bradley scored 11 of Cal's last nine points, keeping the game close as ASU missed three free throws in the last 1:40, including the front end of a 1-and-1.


Arizona State bolted to a 17-5 lead as the Golden Bears started the game shooting 2-of-14.


Cal scored nine straight points and turned that into a 17-4 run, taking a 30-29 lead into the break on Kelly's layup with just less than a minute to go.






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