Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/19/14
Someone suggested Arizona State's big three needed a nickname. After first demurring, Jahii Carson tried one on for size. "The J-amigos?" he suggested. For a working title, it fits just fine. Carson, Jordan Bachynski and Jermaine Marshall have led the Sun Devils within a standard deviation of the NCAA tournament while giving opponents three-pronged problems. The arrival of Marshall has completed the whole, giving ASU a third scorer and one who seems to relish the big moment. His go-ahead layup with 14 seconds remaining in double overtime keyed a 69-66 victory over No. 2 Arizona on Friday, the biggest home victory in school history -- and at the same time, one they are trying to distance themselves from as they visit Colorado and Utah this week. The Sun Devils (19-6, 8-4) meet Colorado (19-7, 8-5) at 9 p.m. Wednesday. "We had a meeting and we talked about not being satisfied," Marshall said. "Our ultimate goal was not to beat Arizona. It was great to do, but that is not our goal this season. It's to get the tournament. We need every win. We need to move on, get over that game. We don't want to go there (Colorado) after such a great win and let ourselves down. "We control our own destiny, that's the great thing about it. We're going to keep fighting and try to get as many wins as possible to get in the dance." ASU has won six of its last seven games and is projected as a No. 8 seed in one mock NCAA tournament bracket and a No. 9 seed in another this week, but they will play four of their last six games on the road, with home games against Stanford and California. Players say they are not caught up in the math. "We don't try to think specifically how many wins we need or how many teams we have to beat," Carson said. "We just know if we defend our home court, we have a good chance to get a berth." While Shaquille McKissic has drawn the defensive assignment against an opponents' top wing threat, new starter Eric Jacobsen has added physical play inside and sixth man Jonathan Gilling helps the offensive flow, Arizona State would not be knocking on the NCAA door without the "J-amigos." Bachynski, Carson and Marshall have been all over the Pac-12 and national leader boards all season.
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