Arizona St. 71, Hartford 63
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP)
Arizona State (7-1) traded baskets with the Hawks from a hot-shooting first half until picking up the pressure midway through the second.
Contesting shots and snatching steals, the Sun Devils held Hartford to one field goal for more than 11 minutes and to 9-of-31 shooting in the second half.
Carrick Felix added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Arizona State, which shot 56 percent to overcome an 11 for 23 night from the free-throw line.
Hartford (4-4) kept up with the Sun Devils in the first half, but faded in the second under their pressure and size.
Nate Sikma had 26 points, but Hawks leading scorer Mark Nwakamma missed all eight of his shots.