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King leads Arizona State over Tulsa 67-64

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Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2011 4:12 pm

(AP) — Kaela King scored 18 points and Arizona State shot 61 percent (25 of 41) from the field in a 67-64 victory at Tulsa on Saturday.

Tulsa (4-5) came into the game allowing opponents to shoot 37 percent, but the Sun Devils (3-4) consistently penetrated for high-percentage shots in the lane.

"They did a great job," Tulsa coach Doug Wojcik said. "I don't think we've ever had anyone come in here on our home court and shoot 61 percent."

King's three-point play with 3:34 remaining gave Arizona State a 59-54 lead, and the Golden Hurricane got no closer than three points afterward, in big part because they made just 3 of 9 free throws in the final four minutes.

"We got great shots," Arizona State coach Herb Sendek said. "Our offense has been pretty good when we don't turn it over and today we cut the turnovers down. I thought out guys really executed and played with a sense of purpose."

Kyle Cain scored 11 points and Felix Carrick had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Sun Devils.

Jordan Clarkson, Scottie Haralson and Eric McClellan had 15 points each for Tulsa.

Tulsa made 10 of 19 3-point attempts, including five by Haralson, but only 8 of 16 free throws.

"When it comes down to it, as well as they played, we lost the game at the free-throw line," said Wojcik, whose team lost for the fifth time in six games.

Tim Peete made a 3-pointer for Tulsa with 28 seconds remaining to cut the deficit to 63-60. Chris Colvin made a free throw for Arizona State with 24.5 seconds left.

The Sun Devils got two quick fouls, but the Golden Hurricane made just one of the four free throws.

Tulsa center Kodi Maduka missed the game with an ankle injury, and forward Steven Idlet was limited to 19 minutes by four trouble and scored just four points, well below his 10.8 average.

"Our guys played a really good game on both ends of the floor," Sendek said. "We beat a good team away from home. "We've been punched in the mouth a few times early this year, and I'm really pleased with the way we responded."

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