Tag:Arizona State Sun Devils
Posted on: February 23, 2008 8:21 pm

Sun Devils Week in Review

I was wrong on the Washington game, and I am glad that I was. That game was a must-win game for ASU, and they won to stay alive in the running for an NCAA Tournament at-large bid.

Thursday: L @ Washington State
Saturday: W @ Washington

Here is their current resume (RPI/SOS is from ESPN's InsideRPI):

17-9 (7-7 Pac-10)
RPI (as of this morning) 77
SOS (as of this morning) 78
4-4 vs. RPI Top 25
5-6 road/neutral
Good wins: Arizona, @ Arizona, Oregon, Stanford, Xavier
Good losses: @ UCLA, @ USC, @ Washington State, Washington State
Bad losses: @ Nebraska, Illinois (neutral), California, Washington

I think they are currently in, probably an 11 seed for now. Their tournament hopes are getting worse as they keep splitting weekend series.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 18, 2008 4:34 pm

Sun Devils Weekly Basketball Preview

I am going to start previewing the Sun Devils basketball games for the week now that March is coming soon.

Thursday: @ Washington State

Last meeting: Washington State 56, Arizona State 55

James Harden had 25 points for the Sun Devils, but his driving shot attempt fell short as time expired. Derrick Low had 18 points on 6 3-pointers for the Cougars. Washington State used an 18-0 run that started late in the first half to pull away. The Sun Devils came back with a 7-0 run late, but they didn't get the 2 points they needed to pull the upset.

Prediction: Washington State does a lot better this time around. They have their home fans behind them, and they are on a 3-game winning streak entering this game.

Washington State 61, Arizona State 47

Saturday: @ Washington

Last meeting: Washington 72, Arizona State 61

Jon Brockman had 21 points and 16 rebounds for the Huskies. James Harden had 17 points for the Devils, who shot 32 percent from the field. The Huskies made 9 3-pointers as a team.

Prediction: Brockman will prove to be too much for ASU. He is too good, and his size is always a tough matchup inside. This is the loss that buries the Sun Devils for good.

Washington 68, Arizona State 52
Category: NCAAB
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