Abbott leads Arizona State past Stanford 88-70

  • Sat Jan 30th, 2010 4:34pm
  • Sports

Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. — Ty Abbott scored 29 points and had a career-high 12 rebounds as Arizona State defeated Stanford 88-70 on Saturday to keep the Cardinal winless on the road.

Derek Glasser had 12 points and 10 assists for the Sun Devils (15-7, 5-4 Pac-10), who had dropped the first two games of a three-game homestand.

Landry Fields, tied for the Pac-10 scoring lead, had 22 points for the Cardinal (10-11, 4-5), who fell to 0-8 on the road.

Abbott hit six 3-pointers in the first 10 minutes as Arizona State raced to a 41-11 lead, and the Sun Devils coasted from there, leading by as many as 37 points. He finished 11 of 14 from the floor and 7 of 9 from beyond the arc.

Arizona State coach Herb Sendek benched Glasser, a senior who is the school’s all-time assist leader. Freshman Demetrius Walker, who entered with 17 assists and 17 turnovers, replaced Glasser in the starting lineup.

Glasser came in about four minutes into the game and played 35 minutes.

It didn’t matter who started at point guard against the ragged Cardinal. Abbott made sure of that.

The junior from Phoenix hit his first seven shots — six from beyond the arc — as the Sun Devils blew out Stanford.

It took the Cardinal until one minute into second half to outscore Abbott. He had 22 points at halftime — same as Stanford, which trailed 54-22.

The Cardinal made eight of their first 32 shots from the floor and missed their first 15 3-point attempts. Stanford shot 35.3 percent from the floor and 21.4 percent from beyond the arc.

The Sun Devils, meanwhile, hit 21-of-32 shots from the floor (65.6 percent) in the first half, and they registered assists on 19 of their 21 buckets.

It was another embarrassing loss for the Cardinal, who also lost to Washington by 33 and to California by 26.

Stanford, which lost at Arizona on Thursday night, failed to win in Arizona for only the second time since 1995.

Fields entered in a tie with Washington State’s Klay Thompson for the Pac-10 scoring lead, with 22.3 points per game.