Arizona finally got the lead with six straight points, including a breakaway dunk by Trier and a spinning reverse dunk by Alkins, both baskets off turnovers, and the Wildcats were up 29-26 with 16:30 to play.
News 4 Tucson at 10 p.m. will have complete highlights and updates. Stephen Thompson Jr. was the other OSU player in double figures with 12 points.
The team also got the second double-double of the season from senior forward Mikyle McIntosh, who finished with 12 points and a season-high 13 rebounds.
OR forward M.J. Cage (4) battles with Arizona State forward De'Quon Lake (35) for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz.
Known for second-half explosions, the Sun Devils had only 31 points in the 20 minutes that the Ducks mostly handled.
"They've had a great start to the year so a really tough team coming in as always and we know it's going to be an absolute fight Friday night".
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Arizona senior point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright, who's averaging 7.6 points per game and a team-high 4.9 assists, certainly isn't underestimating the Beavers, especially after their 80-77 loss to Colorado in Boulder last Saturday. That continued a trend for the 6-foot-9 freshman - in four Pac-12 games he's fouled out twice, picked up 17 fouls total, scored just 19 total points, and played just 82 combined minutes.
"If we get those rebounds, we have a chance to push", Hurley said of the offensive rebounds for OR contributing to the lack of transition looks for his team. "Those teams are playing tremendous", Jackson-Cartwright said.
Head Coach Dana Altman also has a good history of having his teams together by the time Pac-12 play comes around. Miller, Alkins and Trier spoke in the postgame press conference after the game, watch what they had to say. "They seem to be hitting their stride, which makes sense".
Expect the Wildcats to play hard against OR (11-5, 1-2), which has lost two of three Pac-12 games after a strong nonconference run. You look out and see things happen.
Points in the paint were controlled by OR, with 38 points, compared to Arizona State's 16.