Marshall scored 26 points on 9-for-14 shooting, including 4-for-7 from 3-point range to lead the Sun Devils. Sophomore point guard Jahii Carson scored 14 points and Kentridge High School alum, Shaquielle McKissic, added 12 points and nine rebounds.
Kaleb Tarczewski scored 11 points while much-hyped freshman Aaron Gordon grabbed 10 rebounds to go with his five points, as Arizona (14-0, 1-0) got contributions up and down its roster to win the Pac-12 conference opener for each university.
UTEP controlled the matchup with Washington State from near the midway point of the first half as it built a 28-17 halftime lead. The Miners never trailed in the second half, leading by as many as 16 points as they coasted to a double-digit road win. They shot 51 percent from the field, and went 15-for-20 from the free-throw line.
The second half was all Washington State as they outscored the Gators 37-19. The victory came on a neutral site — Kennewick, WA — and was just the first matchup between the two squads since 1991. The San Francisco Gators (4-3) reside in the CCAA, a Division II school in a conference with the likes of Chico State and San Bernardino.
Amric Fields needed only one game to prove he is back. The 6-foot-9-inch junior came off the bench and scored 16 points and blocked a last-minute shot to help TCU beat Washington State 64-62 on Sunday.
Freshman guard Ike Iroegbu gave Washington State quite a boost when he came off the bench in a 90-74 loss at No. 13 Gonzaga.