Arizona State rally ends short as Stanford wins on last-second free throws

STANFORD, Calif. — Michael O’Connell and Brandon Angel scored 16 points apiece and Stanford gave up a 15-point second-half lead before rallying to beat Arizona State 79-76 on Saturday night.

Harrison Ingraham had 13 points and 10 rebounds and James Keefe scored 10 points for Stanford (11-6, 4-3 Pac-12).

Arizona State’s Marreon Jackson drove the left baseline and kicked it to DJ Horne in the right corner for a wide open 3 for 74 with 1:28 remaining. Angel responded with two free throws for Stanford but, after Jackson was called to travel, Ingraham went 0 for 2 from the boards with 14.8 seconds left. Jalen Graham scored down the hall to tie the game about 6 seconds later, but Angel was fouled on a 3-point shot with 1.1 remaining and hit all three free throws to seal it.

Horne hit four 3-pointers and led Arizona State (6-10, 2-4) with 18 points. Graham scored 16 points, Jackson had a career-high 12 points and tying five steals, and Jay Heath added 11 points.

Stanford took a 15-point lead when Silva made a layup about 5 minutes into the second half, but the Cardinal committed six turnovers in an 11-0 run by the Sun Devils that carried the score at 56-52 with 11:39 to play.

Jackson stole a pass near midfield and hit Alonzo Gaffney for a dunk to make it 61-60 and, after Stanford missed a 3-point shot, Graham hooked into the lane with 5:59 remaining to give the Sun Devils their first lead. from the middle of the first half.

Keefe, who came into the game shooting 26.8% from the free throw line this season, went 6 of 6 from the foul boards in the final minutes.

Gaffney had six points, five rebounds and a career-high five blocks for Arizona State before committing a foul with 61 seconds left. Kimani Lawrence also fouled and four other Sun Devils finished with four personal fouls.

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley – frustrated after the Sun Devils attempted just one free throw in the first half while Stanford went 13 of 17 from the boards – has been called out for a technical foul barely 30 seconds into the second half. Horne, who scored 13 points before the break, was called for his third personal foul less than 90 seconds later and immediately clinched his fourth when called for technical.

The Cardinal went 32 of 41 from the free throw line while Arizona State went 7 of 9.