Cook pasta in large pot of boiling water until al dente, drain, and transfer to a large bowl.
Heat oil in skillet or wide heavy saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add garlic, tomatoes, pepper, sugar, and 1 tsp salt.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes burst and release juice to form a sauce - about 6 to 8 minutes.
Toss pasta with tomato sauce and basil.
Top with Parmesan.