TEMPE, Ariz. Arizona States early portion of the season was a smashing success, and it ended with another lopsided victory Saturday. The Sun Devils surpassed their victory total from 2011, the final season of the pre-Jahii Carson era, by keeping Coppin State at bay in a relatively easy 68-52 win.
With Carson, the precocious freshman point guard, teasingly close to a triple-double and Jonathan Gilling exhibiting his range from the perimeter for a second straight game, the Devils finished nonconference play at a sparkling 11-2, their best start since James Hardens final year.
Carson had 15 points, a career-high eight rebounds and seven assists, and Gilling had 14 points while going 4 for 9 from 3-point range. Gilling has hit 10 3-pointers in the last two games, his six keying a road win over Texas Tech a week ago.
Carson had six rebounds and six assists at halftime, and his first career triple-double and ASUs second of the season, after Jordan Bachynski had one Dec. 8 seemed li...