TEMPE, Ariz. -- Coming off his first career double-double in Thursday's win over Utah, Arizona State center Jordan Bachynski figured to factor prominently into his team's attempt to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Thanks to immediate foul trouble, however, the sophomore logged just 14 minutes Saturday and ASU never established a rhythm in a 63-49 home loss to Colorado.
"He never really got into the flow," ASU coach Herb Sendek said of Bachynski. "His foul trouble changed some things tonight."
Teams deal with players in foul trouble all the time, but Bachynski's came at a particularly bad time given that's he played his best basketball over the past three weeks. With leading scorer Trent Lockett still finding his legs following a six-game absence due to an ankle injury, the Sun Devils needed Bachynski on Saturday if they were to gain any momentum for the season's final stretch.
Just four minutes and 20 seconds into t...