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NCAAB: San Francisco pulls off victory over Arizona State

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Dzmitry Ryuny made three free throws after he was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 12.1 seconds remaining to give San Francisco a 66-65 victory over Arizona State on Sunday at Tempe, Ariz.

The Dons (11-1) earned their first victory over the Sun Devils (5-7) since 1977.

After Jay Heath’s 3-pointer with 1:40 left put Arizona State ahead 65-63, San Francisco failed to convert on two consecutive possessions.

The Dons’ Yauhen Massalski committed his fifth foul to send Arizona State’s Marreon Jackson to the line with 30 seconds remaining. Jackson, a 90-percent free-throw shooter, missed the front end of the one-and-one situation.

Ryuny was then fouled by Kimani Lawrence on a 3-point attempt and made all three of the free throws to put San Francisco ahead 66-65. Ryuny had attempted only four free throws this season before converting all three.

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley called timeout to set up a shot for DJ Horne, who missed a runner with nine seconds remaining. On the rebound attempt, a jump ball was called, and the Sun Devils regained possession.

After another timeout, Jackson’s off-balance 3-pointer was the mark and Heath’s follow-up shot was short as time expired.

Khalil Shabazz led San Francisco with 20 points and Zane Meeks added 15.

Lawrence and Heath each had 18 points to lead the Sun Devils. Lawrence also had 10 rebounds, while Heath added 12 boards. Horne had 15 points.

Jamaree Bouyea entered the game leading San Francisco with 18.8 points per game but finished with only four points on 2-of-11 shooting.

Bouyea was coming off a seven-point effort on 3-of-14 shooting in Saturday’s 49-48 loss at Grand Canyon, the first loss of the season for the Dons.

Neither San Francisco nor Arizona State led by more than four points in the second half until Heath made a runner with 4:54 left to give Arizona State a 60-54 lead.

San Francisco answered with nine unanswered points capped by 3-pointers by Ryuny and Meeks to give the Dons a 63-60 lead with 2:58 remaining.

San Francisco overcame 21 turnovers that led to 26 points for Arizona State.

Both teams struggled from the free-throw line with San Francisco making 8 of 16 and Arizona State converting 5 of 11.

–Field Level Media

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