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Game Preview: #8 UMass Lowell vs. Arizona State

The UMass Lowell River Hawks opens up a two game home series against the Arizona State University Sun Devils in non-conference matchup at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts on Friday, January 29 at 7:15 p.m. eastern. UMass Lowell currently sits at No. 8 in the USCHO.com and the USA Today polls. The River Hawks have been nationally ranked for 83 consecutive...
Via Mill City Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps distracts FT shooter shirtless behind ASU’s ‘Curtain of Distraction’

Michael Phelps is currently training for the Olympics, but he made a pretty awesome cameo at Thursday night’s Oregon State-Arizona State game. Phelps was in attendance for the Pac-12 matchup at Wells Fargo Arena, and boy, did he make an entrance. Phelps wasn’t seated in some secluded area or hanging out in the press box. No, he popped out of ASU’s “Curtain of Distraction”...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

ASU gets needed win in decisive fashion

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Obinna Oleka's 17 points led five Arizona State players in double figures as the Sun Devils cruised to a win over Oregon State 86-68 Thursday night.Six of Gerry Blakes' 16 points came on a pair of 3-pointers at the shot clock buzzer, one in each half. Willie Atwood added 13 points as the Sun Devils (12-9 overall, 2-6 in Pac-12) won for just the second time in eight...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps featured behind ASU’s ‘Curtain of Distraction’

Michael Phelps was at Arizona State University Thursday night as a featured member behind the school’s legendary “Curtain of Distraction.” In case you’re unfamiliar with this, they bring out a portable curtain while opposing players attempt free throws and people try to distract them from sinking them. Phelps, who will be an assistant swim coach for the Sun Devils after...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Oleka's 17 helps Sun Devils blow out Beavers, 86-68

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Obinna Oleka's 17 points led five Arizona State players in double figures as the Sun Devils cruised to a win over Oregon State 86-68 Thursday night. Six of Gerry Blakes' 16 points came on a pair of 3-pointers at the shot clock buzzer, one in each half. Willie Atwood added 13 points as the Sun Devils (12-9 overall, 2-6 in Pac-12) won for just the second time in...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps successfully helps Arizona State’s Curtain of Distraction

The Curtain of Distraction strikes again. The Arizona State University student section has become infamous for its antics which attempt to distract players as they shoot free throws. The group has done everything from use Elvis impersonators, adults dressed as babies and even brought out a male dressed similar to Miley Cyrus with a wrecking ball from the video of the same name. ...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickelson admonishes Aussie teen for embellishment

SAN DIEGO (AP) Australian teenager Ryan Ruffels makes his PGA Tour debut at Torrey Pines with a stern lecture from Phil Mickelson. Don't talk about wagers. And don't embellish the story. Ruffels said in the Sydney Morning Herald two weeks ago that he played with Mickelson and his brother, Arizona State golf coach Tim Mickelson, at Torrey Pines last month. Ruffels says Mickelson...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Lindsey to remain at Arizona State

Arizona State football suffered an unexpected 2015 season filled with twists and turns. Prior to the start of their season, Head Coach Todd Graham’s son, Bo Graham, was forced to resign after allegations of a relationship between him and a female student athlete surfaced. ASU opened up their season with a loss, and the rest of the season seemed to follow in suit. The best thing...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona State OC Chip Lindsey will remain at the school

Arizona State offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey is staying with the Sun Devils. Lindsey had spent the past week talking with Southern Miss about its head-coaching vacancy. Lindsey, 40, emerged as a leading candidate to replace his former boss, Todd Monken. Monken left his position as Southern Miss' head coach to become the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Lindsey...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona State routs Arizona for school-best 8-0 Pac-12 start

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arnecia Hawkins hit her first five shots and scored 19 points, and No. 8 Arizona State never trailed in a 62-47 rout of Arizona on Sunday night to secure the best Pac-12 start in school history. Katie Hempen added 14 points for the Sun Devils (17-3, 8-0) in their 14th consecutive win and second in three days over their rivals. Malena Washington scored 17 points...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

ASU falls to Stanford in waning seconds

STANFORD, Calif. -- Rosco Allen had 24 points Saturday night and scored the winning basket with 3.2 seconds remaining to lift Stanford past Arizona State 75-73. Marcus Allen added 13 points as the Cardinal (11-7, 4-3 Pac-12) beat the Sun Devils a fifth straight time at home. Michael Humphrey had 11. Tra Holder scored 18 points for the Sun Devils (11-9, 1-6). Willie Atwood added 16...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense helps No. 8 Arizona State hold off Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The shots weren't falling with enough regularity, the rebounds were hard to come by and the fouls were too numerous for Arizona State's liking, but the Sun Devils won Friday night the way they have often this season - with defense. Elisha Davis scored 16 points and had five steals and Sophie Brunner added 15 points and seven of the Sun Devils' 17 steals to help...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense help No. 8 Arizona State hold off Arizona 61-49

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Elisha Davis scored 16 points and had five steals to help No. 8 Arizona State beat rival Arizona 61-49 on Friday night. Sophie Brunner added 15 points and seven of the Sun Devils' 17 steals as the Pac-12-leading Sun Devils (16-3, 7-0) ran their winning streak to 13 games and remained the only undefeated team in the conference. ASU's current ranking ties the highest...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sun Devils spurned again by a top in-state recruit

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- As Chase Lucas rode the 19 miles from Chandler High School to Saguaro High School Thursday afternoon, he received a call from his future college coach.Lucas was on his way to watch his friend, Arizona's top recruit Byron Murphy from Saguaro, announce his college decision. Many believed Murphy, who played both cornerback and wide receiver in high school, would...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaylen Brown helps Cal stop Arizona State 75-70

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Jaylen Brown scored five points of his 17 points over the final 80 seconds and California held off a late surge to beat Arizona State 75-70 on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak. The Golden Bears (13-6, 3-3 Pac-12) led by 14 midway through the second half before the Sun Devils stormed back to tie the game at 65 with 2:25 remaining. California...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: High school student section distracts free throw shooter in amazing way

Some basketball fans try their best to distract the opposing team when they are shooting free throws. Over the last few seasons, the Arizona State student body has been pretty creative in doing just that. However, it seems the Sheridan High School student body is giving the Sun Devil faithful a run for their money. During a recent basketball game, they came up with a unique distraction...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Adidas makes Arizona State special sneakers

It has to be pretty cool when a company makes a piece of apparel specifically for your program. For the Arizona State Sun Devils, that moment has come as adidas has created a unique version of the Ultra Boost sneaker just for them. Members of the basketball team will all likely be getting a pair, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see them released on store shelves as well. You can...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 8 Arizona State continues on upward trajectory

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State won 13 games in Charli Turner Thorne's first season back after taking a year off. The Sun Devils reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament the second season and made it to the Sweet Sixteen a year ago. This season, Arizona State has established itself as one of the nation's best teams, up to No. 8 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 and rolling...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

More parity in the Pac-12 means good things for the league

For the better part of two decades, Stanford dominated women's basketball in the Pac-12. Now, teams like Arizona State and Oregon State are catching up and building their own legacies. The result of this growing parity has been good for the league as a whole. The Pac-12 has four teams currently ranked in the AP Top 25: Arizona State at No. 8, Oregon State at No. 11, Stanford at...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 10 Arizona State holds off Utah for 12th straight win

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Quinn Dornstauder scored 14 points, Elisha Davis added 13 points and six assists, and No. 10 Arizona State pulled away in the second half to beat Utah 80-60 on Sunday for its 12th straight victory. Kelsey Moos had 12 points and Arnecia Hawkins 10 as the Sun Devils (15-3, 6-0) remained the only unbeaten team in Pac-12 play. After seeing a 13-point lead whittled...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 10 Arizona State wins 11th straight, 64-37 over Colorado

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Quinn Dornstauder had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 10 Arizona State used stifling defense to rout Colorado 64-37 on Friday for its 11th straight victory. Elisha Davis added 11 points for the Sun Devils (14-3, 4-0), who allowed 26 percent shooting from the field to remain the only unbeaten team in Pac-12 play. The Buffaloes (5-11, 0-5) were no match for Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

15 years later, OSU football is a better job than Arizona State

Fifteen years ago, Dirk Koetter agreed to become the new Oklahoma State head football coach. You know the rest. Koetter balked at the arrangement, chose to go to Arizona State instead, and the Cowboys would eventually wind up with Mike Gundy.Koetter, for his part, has done just fine for himself. He's aligned himself with franchise QB Jameis Winston in Tampa Bay and will have a chance...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA pulls away late to beat Sun Devils

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA got such a rush from hitting a dramatic game-winning 3-pointer in the waning moments, the Bruins apparently decided to do it again. Isaac Hamilton scored 26 points, Aaron Holiday hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with just over a minute remaining, and UCLA outlasted Arizona State 81-74 on Saturday afternoon. Holiday's 3-pointer from the top of the circle broke a 74...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Holiday's 3-pointer sends UCLA past Arizona State, 81-74

LOS ANGELES (AP) Isaac Hamilton scored 26 points, Aaron Holiday hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with just over a minute remaining, and UCLA outlasted Arizona State 81-74 on Saturday afternoon. Holiday's 3-pointer from the top of the circle broke a 74-74 tie with 1:13 left. The shot was the last of nine lead changes in the final nine minutes. Bryce Alford added a 3-pointer with 24...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 14 Arizona State women beat Washington 68-61

SEATTLE (AP) Sophie Brunner had 15 points and nine rebounds as No. 14 Arizona State beat Washington 68-61 on Friday night. The Sun Devils (12-3, 3-0 Pac-12) forced Kelsey Plum to miss a difficult jumper with just over a minute left and the Sun Devils leading by three. Kelsey Moos grabbed the rebound for Arizona State in the ensuing scrum and then, with 38 seconds left, Elisha...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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