Heath and Jackson help Arizona State outlast Utah 63-61

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jay Heath hit four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting, and Arizona State gave up a 14-point second-half lead before Marreon Jackson made a layup in the final seconds to help the Sun Devils beat Utah 63-61 on Saturday night.

Jalen Graham scored 15 points for Arizona State (12-16, 8-10 Pac-12). Kimani Lawrence and Luther Muhammad added 10 points each.

Heath hit 3 straight points to give Arizona State a 58-45 lead with 7:24 left, but Utah (11-18, 4-15) scored 14 of the next 15 points to bring the total to 59 when Branden Carlson hit a 3 with 1:14 to go. Graham made two free throws to put the Sun Devils back in front, and Marco Anthony kicked an equalizing dunk with 28 seconds left before Jackson drove to the left side of the lane and made a contested layup to cap the score with 6 .2 seconds to go.

Rollie Worster missed a potential jumper in the closing seconds.

Anthony led Utah with 19 points and Carlson scored 15.

Arizona State returns home to face California on Thursday. Utah ends its regular season at home against Colorado next Saturday.


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