Pac-10 player of the year James Harden had 27 points and eight rebounds, and No. 23 Arizona State beat Arizona 68-56 Thursday in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament, putting the Wildcats' long NCAA tournament streak in jeopardy.
Rihards Kuksiks scored 17 points and hit a pair of late 3-pointers as Arizona State (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) defeated Arizona 70-68 on Sunday night despite blowing a 17-point second half lead.