TEMPE -- On the night Jahii Carson arrived, the "wolverine" returned.
Point guard Carson had 15 points and five assists in his long-awaited and highly anticipated Arizona State debut Saturday, and the animal that is center Jordan Bachynski picked exactly up where he left off in a 79-64 victory over Central Arkansas at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday.
Bachynski, who improved appreciably when he became more assertive in the second half of last year, was one rebound short of a triple-double -- 17 points, 12 rebounds and a school-record nine blocked shots. Bachynski, 7-foot-2, made 8-of-10 field goal attempts and controlled the inside against the undersized Bears, who had no starter taller than 6-8.
"He's a dominant force," Carson said.
"That's my goal, to play every game with the mindset of the animal, as we call it. Just come in and be aggressive. You can't play hard unless you have the right mindset, and that was the focus for me this game," Bachynski said.
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