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TEMPE, Ariz. Jahii Carson has seen Nick Johnson do some pretty amazing things.
"Eight, nine years old, touching backboard and stuff," Carson recalled.
Johnson still has the hops and Carson the ball-handling skills that they began to develop as teammates with the Arizona Stars, a Phoenix-area AAU team. More than a dozen years later, the two will oppose each other for the first time in college when Johnson and No. 7 Arizona (15-1) meet Carson and Arizona State (14-3) on Saturday afternoon.
"He was always cool. He was always athletic. Just crazy the things he could do. Its exciting for me to see how good he is doing and how well he is holding his composure being on his team," Carson said as he prepared for his first intrastate rivalry game.
Born less than four months apart, Carson and Johnson were almost inseparable on the Phoenix basketball circuit, linked by their standout talent. They played on the same team in summer ball. They attended the same camps. They...
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- The turning point was about as decisive as Arizonas victory Saturday.
The game was as close and as intense as a rivalry should be when Arizona State guard Jahii Carson reached in and fouled Mark Lyons on a drive to the basket midway through the second half, earning Carson his fourth foul. Arizonas two-point lead immediately grew to four, and the impact was felt the...
Jahii Carson had no trouble with the spotlight of the biggest game of his young career, calmly leading Arizona State's offense and fearlessly driving to the basket.
Fouls? Those he had some problems with.
Already short-handed, Arizona State struggled when Carson picked up his fourth foul midway through the second half, allowing No. 7 Arizona to go on a 9-0 run that propelled...
TEMPE, Ariz. Arizona State used to try to confound opponents with its matchup 1-3-1 zone defense. Now, ASU is using a more direct approach. Mano-a-mano.
The arrival of point guard Jahii Carson has had the most to do with the Sun Devils' turnaround this season, but coach Herb Sendeks shift to a man-to-man defense also has played an integral part in ASU's 14-3 record as it...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Mark Lyons scored 24 points, Nick Johnson added 19 and No. 7 Arizona pulled away in the second half to beat rival Arizona State 71-54 on Saturday.
Arizona (16-1, 4-1 Pac-12) was solid at both ends and went on the decisive run after Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson picked up his fourth foul midway through the second half. Solomon Hill added 13 points for...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona sophomore Nick Johnson has been in bigger games and had bigger performances, but perhaps none has been more satisfying than Saturday's at Wells Fargo Arena.
The same could be said for seventh-ranked Arizona, which came away with what coach Sean Miller called a "hard-fought victory" over rival Arizona State just 10 months after the Sun Devils...
Mark Lyons scored 24 points, Nick Johnson added 19 and No. 7 Arizona pulled away in the second half to beat rival Arizona State 71-54 on Saturday.
Arizona (16-1, 4-1 Pac-12) was solid at both ends and went on the game's decisive run after Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson picked up his fourth foul midway through the second half.
Solomon Hill added 13 points for the Wildcats...
Senior Carrick Felix and freshman Jahii Carson discuss Arizona State 71-54 loss to Arizona
Arizona defeated Arizona State on Saturday. Watch the video to hear Mark Lyons talk about the win, Jahii Carson, and more.