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12-5, 5th in Pac-12
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Pac-12 caps worst December in decades as 5 fall

With five losses on Saturday's schedule, the men's college basketball season went from bad to worse for the Pac-12, which is assured of the worst December by a major conference in the past 20 years.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

A terrible nonconference season for the Pac-12 continued with UCLA's double-digit home loss to Liberty (a -7.5 underdog) and Arizona State's home loss to Princeton. Saturday's result for UCLA was Steve Alford's sixth loss in nine games, a rocky stretch that will only magnify speculation about his job status. Arizona State's loss comes a week after the Sun Devils defeated former No. 1 Kansas. There are no highlights in this league. And it's not crazy to envision the Pac-12, a league that's failed to match preseason expectations, entering the NCAA tournament with just one representative.

Princeton upsets Arizona State with defensive stand (0:31)
Princeton's Much drills go-ahead 3-pointer (0:16)
White rises for nasty two-handed flush (0:15)
Dort stuffs, Cherry scores (0:23)
Arizona State rallies to knock off No. 1 Kansas (1:54)
Kansas throws ball away in final seconds (0:32)

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

ASU had three guys in double digits. Rob Edwards, who ‬had the big go-ahead 3, led the Sun Devils with 15 points.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas forward Dedric Lawson finished with 30 points and 14 rebounds in the loss to ASU.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Down goes No. 1. No. 18 ASU upset No. 1 Kansas 80-76 at Wells Fargo Arena to hand the Jayhawks their first loss of the season.

Martin drains go-ahead bucket late in 2nd half (0:15)
Vick quiets crowd with 4-point play (0:32)
Cheatham rocks rim with two-handed jam (0:25)
White powers up for and-1 putback (0:30)

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Who needs layups when you can hit 3s? ASU missed 3 layups in the first 90 seconds of the first half but sophomore forward Kimani Lawrence hit a 3 on the Sun Devils' next position. They went on to miss a fourth layup shortly after but Romello White hit ASU's fifth while getting fouled, and they trail by six with 17:14 left.

Grimes spins layup off glass for crafty finish (0:20)

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 1 Kansas leads No. 18 ASU at halftime, 39-31. Forward Dedric Lawson leads Kansas with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Luguentz Dort leads ASU with 7 points.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The point guard in ASU coach Bobby Hurley will never go away. In the middle of calling a play, he raised his hands to ask the crowd at Wells Fargo Arena to get louder. And they did.

Lawson schools defender with spin and score (0:25)
Dort takes off for two-handed slam (0:26)

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

ASU has been matching Kansas' athleticism thus far. For the Sun Devils to pull off the upset, they're going to have protect the rim better. KU is big up front and is using that size advantage to crash the boards hard.

Dotson feeds Vick for transition triple (0:30)

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.2
Rebounds Per Game42.5
Assists Per Game14.0
Points Allowed72.9219th

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Final Fours0
Tournament Record13-15
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances14