Posted by Dave Cooney: email
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Evan Gordon scored a career-high 29 points, Carrick Felix had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Arizona State raced past Sacramento State 90-70 Saturday night.
Arizona State (6-1) jumped out to an 11-point lead in the opening 4 1/2 minutes and hardly let up, making 11 3-pointers with 21 assists on 31 baskets.
Gordon eclipsed his 7.5-point scoring average in the game's first 6 minutes and hit 5 of 9 from 3-point range, 8 of 16 shots overall.
Jahii Carson added 12 points, while Gordon and Felix had five assists each.
Sacramento State's bid for the best start in school history derailed early.
The Hornets (5-2) never recovered after falling into a big hole early and played the second half without coach Brian Katz after he was ejected for arguing with the officials.