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Arizona State hands Utah 6th straight loss 64-62



Arizona State guard Jay Heath (5) drives towards Utah guard David Jenkins Jr. in the course of the second half of an NCAA faculty basketball sport, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. (Rick Scuteri, Related Press)

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TEMPE, Ariz. — Jalen Graham scored six of Arizona State’s closing 9 factors and the Solar Devils beat Utah 64-62 on Monday for the Utes’ sixth straight loss.

Graham made a hook shot within the lane with 56 seconds left to offer Arizona State a 62-60 lead. After Utah known as a timeout with 36.8 left, David Jenkins Jr. beat the shot-clock buzzer with a jumper close to the free-throw line after getting his defender within the air.

Graham scored once more within the lane, off a pleasant go from Marreon Jackson, with 4.6 seconds left and Jenkins was stripped of the ball by Jay Heath on the buzzer.

Kimani Lawrence scored a game-high 18 factors for Arizona State (6-9, 2-3 Pac-12), which was taking part in its third sport in 28 days — and its second in 15. DJ Horne added 13 factors and Graham completed with 10.

Graham was coming off a career-high 16 factors, in 19 minutes, in a loss to Colorado.

Jenkins scored 14 factors for Utah (8-10, 1-7). Rollie Worster added 13 factors and Dusan Mahorcic had 12 factors and eight rebounds. The Utes have been 17 of 20 from the free-throw line whereas Arizona State shot 3 for 12, however Utah misplaced the turnover battle 14-8.

Arizona State is scheduled to play at Stanford on Saturday. Utah is at No. 9 UCLA on Thursday and Sixteenth-ranked USC on Saturday.

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