LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arizona State appeared to be in good shape before heading to Las Vegas for the Pac-12 tournament.

A trip to the semifinals after a hard-fought win over UCLA should all but lock the Sun Devils’ bid up.

Romello White scored 19 points, Rob Edwards added 15 and Arizona State withstood UCLA’s second-half push for an 83-72 victory in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals Thursday night.

“It’s a big step. It means a lot,” Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley said. “We played in a lot of big games this year, a lot of high-level teams. We’ve been in this spot throughout the year, and this team has a great leadership and great resolve and desire to win. All those things were on display

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