Arizona St. 73, Arizona 69

Ty Abbott scored 28 points, two shy of his career-high, and

Arizona State shot 67 percent in the second half to beat Arizona

73-69 on Sunday and move within a half game of first-place

California in the Pac-10.

The Sun Devils (19-8, 9-5) have won three in a row and five of

six while Arizona (13-13, 7-7) dropped its second straight at home

and its fourth of five overall.

Rihards Kuksiks added 17 points as Arizona State shot 52 percent

overall after shooting 30 percent in its 77-58 home loss to the

Wildcats on Jan. 23. The Sun Devils have won three straight in

Tucson for the first time since 1983.

Nic Wise scored 18, Derrick Williams 15 and Kyle Fogg 13 for

Arizona.