Arizona St. 84, Wake Forest 56
Keala King had 25 points and Trent Lockett added 20 as Arizona
State beat Wake Forest 84-56 in a consolation round game at the Old
Spice Classic on Friday night.
Lockett had 14 points and King contributed 10 as Arizona State
(2-3) took a commanding 40-21 lead at halftime. Consecutive layups
by Kyle Cain and Lockett put Arizona State up 32-15 with 4 minutes
left in the first half.
Wake Forest (3-2) got 17 points from C.J. Harris. He has scored
in double-figures in all five games this season.
Chris Colvin’s 3-point play gave Arizona State a 45-21 lead with
17 minutes to play. King hit a long-range jumper that extended the
Arizona State lead to 59-31 at the 11-minute mark.
King had all six points for the Sun Devils when they grabbed an
early 6-1 lead. Lockett’s 3 made it 19-7 midway through the
Lockett had 15 points and seven rebounds in Arizona State’s
55-44 loss to Fairfield on Thursday.
Wake Forest shot just 28 percent (7 for 25), compared to the Sun
Devils’ 59.3 percent (16 for 27) during the opening 20 minutes.
Wake Forest went four minutes into the second half before
scoring. Harris ended the drought on his 3-point play.
This was the first meeting between Wake Forest and Arizona
State, which will close out the tournament Sunday against
Wake Forest and Texas Tech, both 0-2 in the tourney, will also
face off Sunday.