ASU women's basketball defeats Oregon
Danielle Orsillo scored 17 points and Arizona State held the Pac-10's highest scoring team to its second-lowest point total of the year in a 73-68 win over Oregon Thursday night.
Micaela Cocks scored 15 points for Oregon, which came into the game scoring 87 points a game and had scored less than 78 points only once all season under first-year coach Paul Westhead, who has used a run-and-gun style as a men's and women's collegiate and professional coach over his three decades in the game.
Taylor Lilley added 14 points and three steals for the Ducks (12-4, 3-1) who had won four of the last five and hadn't scored less than 78 points since the 58-57 loss to Wisconsin on Nov. 28.
Becca Tobin added 10 of her 12 points in the second half as the Sun Devils (10-6, 2-3) began to break the Oregon full-court press and took advantage of a pair of Oregon turnovers to run off seven straight points and break a 37-37 tie early in the second half. An Orsillo jumper gave Arizona State a 55-41 lead with 9:11 left.
In the first 10 minutes of the second half Oregon was 1-of-8 from inside the arc but had made all three of its 3-pointers to stay close.