ASU pulls away in 2nd half, routs DePaul 78-56

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Jahii Carson had 23 points and Jermaine Marshall added 18 points as Arizona State used a dominant second half to pull away for a 78-56 rout of DePaul on Friday night.

Carson, a 5-10 guard, was 9-of-16 from the field and also had nine rebounds and five assists. Marshall was 7-of-12 from the field.

Arizona State (8-2) had dropped two of its three previous games -- losses to Creighton and Miami (Fla.) -- after starting the season by winning six straight.

The Sun Devils led by just three points at halftime (28-25) before taking control in the second half.

Billy Garrett led DePaul with 14 points, but the Blue Demons struggled offensively throughout the game, going 19-of-65 for a season-low 29.2 percent.

DePaul (4-4) was coming off its most impressive win of the season, a 93-81 victory over Oregon State last Sunday.

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