Heroic shot against Arizona helps land Desmond Cambridge Pac-12 honor

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

Fifth-year senior Desmond Cambridge has been named the Pac-12 men’s basketball player of the week for a league-leading third time.

Cambridge scored 19 points with four rebounds and four assists in Saturday’s 89-88 upset of No. 7 Arizona at McKale Center. The difference in the game was his shot from halfcourt at the buzzer to win the matchup.

Arizona State Sun Devils guard Desmond Cambridge Jr. (4) shoots the ball over Arizona Wildcats guard Pelle Larsson (3) at McKale Center in Tucson on Feb. 25, 2023.

The Nashville, Tennesee native scored nine of his 19 points – on a trio of threes – inside the final five minutes as the Sun Devils erased an 80-72 deficit.

It marked the first top-10 road win since knocking off No. 2 Kansas in 2017, and the first win in Tucson as an unranked team in 30 tries (1-29).

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