No. 6 Wolf Pack rally past No. 20 Sun Devils
LOS ANGELES — Caleb Martin scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half, rallying No. 6 Nevada past 20thranked Arizona State 72-66 Friday in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic tripleheader.
Jordan Caroline added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Wolf Pack (9-0), off to their best start since the Division I era began in 1969-70.
Luguentz Dort scored 24 points and Zylan Cheatham had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun Devils (7-1), whose 20-game, regular-season non-conference winning streak ended.
Remy Martin’s 3-pointer drew the Sun Devils to 64-63 with 1:39 to play, but Cody Martin got fouled and made both. After Dort made one of two free throws, Cody Martin’s layup kept Nevada ahead 68-64.
Caleb Martin’s layup tied the game at 48-all after the Wolf Pack trailed by 16 in the first half.
From there, Nevada outscored ASU 24-18 to complete the comeback.
The Sun Devils stunned the Wolf Pack to start the game, racing to a 23-8 lead that included 11 points in a row.
Nevada was just 8-of-25 from the floor in the half. The Martin twins combined for 1of-9 shooting and four points. Caleb Martin missed all six of his 3-point attempts and neither twin had a rebound.