Derrick Wilson’s driving shot in the final seconds was blocked by Arizona State center Jordan Bachynski and the Sun Devils held off the Marquette Golden Eagles 79-77 in men’s college basketball action last night.
The 25th ranked Golden Eagles fell behind by 15 in the first half but had a couple of chances to win down the stretch. Jake Thomas missed a jump shot before Wilson’s shot was rejected in the end.
ASU’s Bachynski blocked seven shots for the Sun Devils (6-0). He added 11 rebounds and 14 points.
Davante Gardner scored 18 points for Marquette (3-2). After missing 36 of 40 three-point attempts against Ohio State and New Hampshire, Marquette made 8 of 23 in last nights loss.
The Golden Eagles also played without leading scorer Todd Mayo, out with a sprained ankle.
Arizona State shot 54% from the field and are off to their best start since the 1980-81 team started 7-0.