Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Carrick Felix knocked down all four of this
attempts from beyond the arc to score 24 points as the Arizona State Sun Devils
downed the Arkansas Razorbacks, 83-68, in the third round of the 2012 Las Vegas
Invitational at Orleans Arena.
Jahii Carson added 19 points for Arizona State (4-0), which advances to play
the winner of Creighton and Wisconsin's third round matchup in the
championship. Jordan Bachynski blocked four shots and recorded a double-double
with 14 points and 13 rebounds while Jonathan Gilling also grabbed 13 boards in
B.J. Young paced the Razorbacks (3-1) with a game-high 29 points. Rashad Madden
contributed 11 points and eight rebounds while Hunter Mickelson netted 10
points in the first Arkansas loss of the season.
The Razorbacks came out of the gate hot and knocked down 15-of-28 attempts from
the field in the first half. However, Arizona State shot 62.5 percent from the
floor and added 10 points at the charity stripe before the break to earn a
narrow 43-41 halftime lead.
Arkansas went ice cold over the final 20 minutes as it made only 28.6 percent
of its field goals, including just 1-of-12 from beyond the arc. The Sun Devils
knocked down 13 of their 26 field goal attempts in the second half to create
distance on the scoreboard.
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