TEMPE, Ariz. When Arizona State took care of the ball Wednesday, it had things pretty much its way. ASU forced play and got opportune shots, including a slam dunk by Carrick Felix with nine minutes left in the first half that had the house rocking.
But because the Sun Devils did not do that enough, they found themselves a couple of possessions short once again.
Nevada sent ASU to its third straight home defeat, 69-61, at Wells Fargo Arena, taking advantage of 16 Sun Devils' turnovers, 10 in the second half. ASU entered the game averaging 18.7 turnovers a game, 320th in NCAA Division 1.
Nevada is no slouch. It beat Washington in overtime with guard Deonte Burton scoring 31 points, and Burton added 28 Wednesday, benefitting from 13 foul shots. But losing to a Western Athletic Conference team at home, after losing to West Coast Conference Pepperdine and Mountain West Conference New Mexico, is no way to start the nonconference season.
ASU coach Herb Sendek is getting tired of it, a...