Monday, March 2
Arizona sends Keith Yandle to Rangers for 2 players, picks
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The New York Rangers have acquired All-Star defenseman Keith Yandle from the Arizona Coyotes for defenseman John Moore, a top prospect and two draft picks.
Arizona also sent defenseman Chris Summers and a fourth-round draft pick to the Rangers, who gave up prospect Anthony Duclair, a conditional first-round draft pick in 2016 and a second-rounder this year.
The 28-year-old Yandle is Arizona's leading scorer this season with 41 points and is a four-time All-Star. He has been a core member of the Coyotes since they drafted him in the fourth round of the 2005 draft.
Colorado beats Arizona State 87-81 behind Booker's 29 points
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Askia Booker scored 29 points, his most ever at the Coors Events Center, leading Colorado past Arizona State 87-81 Sunday night in his final home game.
Josh Scott added 14 points for the Buffaloes, who snapped a three-game skid.
They had their second-best shooting percentage — 59.2 — since joining the conference four years ago. And this came on the heels of a seven-game stretch in which they had shot below 40 percent from the floor — their worst such skid since 1957-58.
The Sun Devils fell behind by nine points three times but battled back every time and took a 74-73 lead on Eric Jacobsen's putback with 3:20 remaining.
Shaquielle McKissic led the Sun Devils with 18 points and Tra Holder added 14.
Arizona women crush Utah 64-41
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Candice Warthen scored 23 points to lead Arizona over Utah 64-41 on Sunday.
Warthen was 10 of 13 as Arizona shot 52 percent from the floor. JaLea Bennett was 7 of 7 for 14 points.
The Wildcats made a nine-point run late in the first half — including a three-point play by LaBrittney Jones — and led 35-29 at the break.
Utah missed its first 12 shots in the second half as Arizona built a 16-point lead with 9:43 to go, punctuated by Keyahndra Cannon's 3-pointer to make it 51-35. Utah couldn't respond; it did not make a basket in the last 7:20 of the game.
Hempen leads No. 10 Arizona State women past Colorado, 59-46
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Katie Hempen hit back-to-back 3-pointers during a key second-half stretch and scored 15 points to help No. 10 Arizona State beat Colorado 59-46 on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
The Sun Devils were already locked into the second seed in the Pac-12 Conference tournament next week after Oregon State beat California on Saturday to win the regular-season title.
Sophie Brunner added six points, seven rebounds and eight steals for Arizona State. The Sun Devils have won five in a row since losing consecutive games to California and Oregon State.