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ASU basketball upsets No. 20 Michigan 87-62

The win is the program's largest margin victory over a ranked opponent.
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Arizona State's Desmond Cambridge Jr. (4) shoots over Michigan's Isaiah Barnes (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship round of the Legends Classic Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Arizona State (4-1) pulled off the upset win over No. 20 Michigan 87-62 Thursday evening in the Legends Classic.

The Sun Devils exploded in the first half, shooting 8-for-14 (57.1%) from 3-point range. ASU carried a 46-28 lead going into the locker room.

“I thought it was an elite performance,” coach Bobby Hurley said. “These guys were just — man, they were making plays all over the court. I just kind of told them, I’m kind of in awe of them a little bit. Just kind of took a step back and was watching and just proud of how they competed and performed and made plays out there.”

Three players recorded double digits in points for ASU, led by the hot shooting of DJ Horne, Desmond Cambrige Jr. and Austin Nunez.

Cambridge led all scorers with 20 points. Horne and Nunez added 19 and 15, respectively.

As a team, the Sun Devils shot nearly 58% from the field, including 11 made three-pointers.

“I was looking at a lot of things that we did last night in that win and I think it started with our defense,” Horne said. “So I wanted to start there in this game today, emphasizing that defense is going to get us this win.”

The Sun Devils also held the Wolverines to just 32% shooting and 19% from three-point range.

Hunter Dickinson led the Wolverines with 14 points.

The 25-point win over Michigan is the program's highest margin of victory over a ranked opponent. The previous record was 22 against No. 17 Xavier in Dec. 2007.

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