TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arnecia Hawkins scored 17 points and No. 21 Arizona State, which led by as many as 21, held on to defeat Marquette 90-80 on Saturday.
Arizona State, which saw its 21-point lead shrivel to eight, was 7-for-8 at the free-throw line in the last 57 seconds. Hawkins sank two and Elisha Davis 5 of 6. The Wildcats went 22-for-29 at the foul line.
Arizona State went ahead 65-44 on a Sabrina Haines 3-pointer late in the third quarter, and Marquette began to claw back. Allazia Blockton, Natisha Hiedeman and Erika Davenport combined on an 11-4 surge. Later, Davenport's bucket made it 83-75 with 1:10 remaining but Marquette came no closer.
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Elisha Davis scored 11 points and notched 11 assists for Arizona State. Sophie Brunner added 14 points.
Davenport went 9-for-11 from the floor for a career-high 18 points with 10 rebounds. Blockton led with 22, Hiedeman 12 and McKayla Yentz 11 for Marquette.