Men's Hoops Falls to Arizona State, 96-72
January 7, 1999
TEMPE, Ariz. - Bobby Lazor scored 30 points, including Arizona State's first 12 of the second half, as the Sun Devils rolled to a 96-72 win over Washington on Thursday night.
Mike Batiste added 22 points and Eddie House 20 as Arizona State (9-6, 1-2 Pac-10) used its best shooting percentage in four years to end a two-game losing streak.
The Sun Devils' 61.8 percent shooting was their best since Jan. 14, 1995 against California, a span of 122 games.
Washington (7-5, 0-2) got 22 points and 10 rebounds from 7-foot center Todd MacCulloch but just one other player scored in double figures - Donald Watts with 15.
Lazor, whose career high of 32 points came last season against Washington, made 11 of 16 shots.
After the Huskies cut Arizona State lead to 64-59 with 7:54 to play, the Sun Devils reeled off nine straight points to make it 73-59 behind the hot shooting of House and Batiste.
Washington never got closer than 12 again and the deficit grew to as many as 26 points in the final minute.
Arizona State made 68 percent of its shots in the first half to take a 43-32 lead with Batiste (13), House (12) and Lazor (11) accounting for all but seven of the points.