ASU pulls away in second half to rout DePaul

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Jahii Carson had 23 points and Jermaine Marshall added 18 points as Arizona State used a dominant second half to pull away for a 78-56 rout of DePaul on Friday night.

Carson, a 5-10 guard, was 9-of-16 from the field and also had nine rebounds and five assists. Marshall was 7-of-12 from the field.

Arizona State (8-2) had dropped two of its three previous games — losses to Creighton and Miami (Fla.) — after starting the season by winning six straight.

The Sun Devils led by just three points at halftime (28-25) before taking control in the second half.

Billy Garrett led DePaul with 14 points, but the Blue Demons struggled offensively throughout the game, going 19-of-65 for a season-low 29.2 percent. DePaul (4-4) was coming off its most impressive win of the season, a 93-81 victory over Oregon State last Sunday.

UC Santa Barbara 72, California 65

At Santa Barbara, Calif., Alan Williams scored 24 points as UC Santa Barbara defeated Cal for the first time.

Williams also pulled down 11 rebounds for his second double-double in five games. Williams scored 15 of UCSB's first 19 points in the second half, leading his team to a 48-44 lead.

Cal trimmed it to 51-49, but the Gauchos streaked ahead 60-49, as Taran Brown scored seven points.

UCSB (4-3) had lost all nine of its prior meetings against the Golden Bears and had not beaten a Pac-12 team on its home floor since 2002.

Brown scored 14 points for the Gauchos, and Kyle Boswell made four clinching free throws in the final minute for 13 points. Jordan Mathews scored 22 points for the Bears (6-3), topping his previous career high by 10. Justin Cobbs added 13 points and Richard Kravish had 12.

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