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Carson sank a pair of free throws with 1:26 left to pull Arizona State to 53-50.

Johnson scored at the other end to make it a five-point game with a minute remaining, and the Buffs sealed this one at the foul line with Booker going 6 for 6 from the stripe over the final 39 seconds.

The Buffaloes took a 27-26 halftime lead after a scrappy first 20 minutes, then dominated the second half save for a stretch in which Jonathan Gilling hit three straight 3-pointers to keep the Sun Devils close.

Arizona State beat Colorado 72-51 in Tempe, Ariz., on Jan. 25.

“I don’t want to give any excuses of why we didn’t play well down there, but we had just lost Spencer and we were trying to find our mojo and you know, we were just discombobulated,” Booker said. “But now I think we’re back on our feet and I think we gave them a great game here and now they can respect us.”


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