Arizona State beats No. 6 Arizona 81-78 in rivalry game

Feb 7, 2015 7:45 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Bo Barnes scored 18 points, including a key 3-pointer late, and Arizona State pulled off a second straight home upset over its rival by holding off No. 6 Arizona 81-78 on Saturday.

Arizona State (12-1, 4-6 Pac-12) shook off a lopsided loss to Arizona a month earlier by out-scrapping the Wildcats and playing a solid offensive game against one of nation's best defensive teams.

The Sun Devils hit 7 of 15 from 3-point range and made 22 of 28 free throws, including some big ones down the stretch, to set off a court-storming in Tempe for the second straight season.

Savon Goodman had 15 points and nine rebounds for Arizona State. Tra Holder added 15 points and eight assists.

Arizona (20-3, 8-2) was inconsistent offensively and struggled to keep the Sun Devils from getting to the basket.

T.J. McConnell had 25 points and Stanley Johnson added 16 for the Wildcats.

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