TEMPE Being a freshman, it was Jonathan Gilling's first crack versus Arizona at Wells Fargo Arena. Now, his feeling is: it can't get any better than this But maybe it will.
"Man, it was fun," he said. "I've never tried anything like this. Our fans did a good a good job of being louder than them. I liked it. It was fun."
How could it not feel that way? Arizona State knocked off in-state rival Arizona 87-80 stunting the Wildcats hopes of making the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season. It also gave Arizona State hope for the future in that it hadn't played this well all season. Next up in the Pac-12 Conference tournament is Stanford on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
"It means a lot. It gives us a lot of momentum and after this one a lot of our spirits are up," said Carrick Felix, who had a team-high 23 points. "I think we are ready to go. We have a big opportunity coming up next Wednesday and we just got to prepare. We have to get ready to go tomorrow and execute and get r...