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Arizona State fires head coach Sendek after nine seasons

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Herb Sendek got Arizona State back to the NCAA Tournament following the 2013-14 season behind stellar homegrown recruit Jahii Carson. Once Carson left, so did the Sun Devils' chances at another NCAA bid, leaving Sendek without a job. The popular coach was fired Tuesday after nine seasons that included two NCAA Tournaments, four NIT appearances and three seasons with...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Freshman Kodi Justice leads ASU past UNLV

 TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State cannot replace departed point guard Jahii Carson in kind, of course. The quickness that Carson used to push and penetrate is as hard to find as it is to defend.  In true freshman Kodi Justice, however, the Sun Devils just might have found Carson's successor.  The sample size is minuscule -- seven games, two starts.  But it is tantalizing.  "In...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sun Devils sporting a new look this year

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State had two certainties heading into the past two seasons: Jahii Carson at point guard and Jordan Bachynski clogging the middle at both ends of the court. With both gone off to play professionally and seven newcomers on the roster, the Sun Devils may have more questions than answers this season. ''The more new players you have, the more transition you...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU's Carson and Bachynski go undrafted

PHOENIX -- Jahii Carson was considered a mid- to late-first round prospect following his redshirt freshman season at Arizona State and decided to return for one more season in Tempe. A year later, Carson went undrafted. Neither Carson nor fellow ASU product Jordan Bachynski were rafted Thursday, meaning both will likely have to earn an NBA opportunity in the Summer League. Carson...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU's McKissic relieved, thrilled to return for 1 more year

TEMPE, Ariz. -- As Arizona State forward Shaquille McKissic awaited word on whether the NCAA would grant him a sixth season of eligibility, he stressed at times to the point of sickness, not knowing whether he'd play his next season at ASU or out of the country. "I couldn't sleep in the weeks leading up to it," McKissic said Wednesday. "It was really difficult." When word finally...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Carson makes his point for Suns

PHOENIX -- Jahii Carson learned to quit sweatin' the small stuff years ago. While tearing up the club-ball circuit as an East Valley grade-school phenom, it was posited he'd never be big enough. He wouldn't be big enough to dominate at the high-school level. By the time he finished at Mesa High, Jahii was best player in Arizona, hitting opponents for 32 points per game...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Combine reps from ASU, Arizona can get up

Smallest player, biggest jumper. Those titles both belong to Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson at the NBA Draft Combine, which is taking place this week in Chicago. The shortest player in attendance at 5-foot-9.75, Carson grabbed some attention Friday by posting a 43.5-inch vertical, tied for best among all players with Oklahoma State guard Markel Brown. See for yourself: Meanwhile...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA champion Shabazz Napier would love to dress in Celtic green

NCAA Champion and tournament most valuable player, UConn's Shabazz Napier, is from Roxbury and would be absolutely honored to play for the Celtics. Napier distinguished himself as the best point guard in college basketball distancing himself from Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart and Arizona State's Jahii Carson early in the season with his clutch play.He also outshone Syracuse's freshman...
Via Celtics Life
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU's Carson makes NBA intentions official

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State sophomore guard Jahii Carson made official Wednesday what has been known for the better part of a year -- he will forego the remainder of his college basketball career to make himself eligible for the NBA Draft. Carson was a two-time All-Pac-12 First Team selection who helped the Sun Devils end a five-year NCAA Tournament drought in 2014. He averaged...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Musselman reportedly leaving ASU position

Associate head coach Eric Musselman will not return to Herb Sendek's staff at Arizona State next season, according to ASUDevils.com, citing multiple sources. He will be replaced by Barret Peery, head coach at Indian Hills Community College, according to the same report. Indian Hills is coming off a 34-3 season, and its star player, guard Roosevelt Scott, signed with ASU last November...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Up next for ASU basketball: Major reconstruction

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Although the last few weeks left a sour taste, Arizona State had a remarkable season while making the NCAA tournament for the first time in five years.  Jordan Bachynski set school and Pac-12 records for blocked shots that may not soon be surpassed. Jahii Carson was the only player in the Pac-12 to average 18 points and 4.5 assists per game this season, his second...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: Texas Vs. Arizona State – Game Time, TV Schedule, Predictions

We know who the Biebs is taking. In one of the final games of the first Thursday of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, the nation will get to see Texas and Arizona – two teams that finished in the top half of major conferences – do battle in Milwaukee. Here’s some info on the matchup, as well as which squad we’re taking. Be sure to click here for more on Texas and Arizona State....
Via College Spun
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Carson leads ASU onto the NCAA stage

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Former Connecticut ringleader Kemba Walker, who knows a thing or two about long NCAA tournament runs, reached out with a gentle nudge to old friend Jahii Carson on Sunday after Arizona State was named to the NCAA field. "He said, 'On the big stage, big players shine and show up, so what are you going to do?'" Carson said. Carson's response included a slight smile...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sun Devils headed to the Big Dance

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State fulfilled a season goal by making the NCAA Tournament, an emotional moment for many in the Sun Devils locker room, even as some were able to celebrate a split-second sooner than others on Sunday afternoon. "It was weird, because there was a wall between" two groups of the ASU viewing party, "and one side had a faster (TV) feed than us, so they screamed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Arizona State Get In The NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Arizona State Sun Devils were given a 10-seed in the Midwest-region. They are coached by Herb Sendek and hail from the Pac-12. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Texas in Milwaukee on Thursday. Why: Arizona State finished with a 10-8 record in the Pac...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU's Vegas mission: Eliminate any doubts

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State refuses to enter the Pac-12 tournament in "safe" mode as it pertains to the school's impending NCAA tournament appearance, results notwithstanding, and that might be the safest approach. ASU seems to play better when the down-side risk is great, as a double-overtime victory over then-No. 1 Arizona and double-digit victories over Stanford and California...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU's Bachynski, Carson honored by Pac-12

TEMPE, Ariz. -- ASU senior center Jordan Bachynski, who set Pac-12 season and career records for blocked shots this year, was named the conference's defensive player of the year Monday, while sophomore guard Jahii Carson was named to the 10-man All-Pac-12 first team. Bachynski leads Division I with 131 blocked shots this season and has 312 in his career. His broke his own Pac...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU hits Oregon trail with tournament berth in sight

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State probably does not have to worry about an NCAA tournament berth as it hits the Oregon trail on Tuesday. Its resume is just too strong. But the Sun Devils refuse to play it that way. "We want to be desperate, but in a good way," point guard Jahii Carson said. "We know we pretty much have a solid lock, but we want to finish out. We don't want to be stressing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU’s Carson says he’ll enter draft after win

Jahii Carson has played his final home game for Arizona State. Coach Herb Sendek ended any latent speculation on that after the Sun Devils rolled past California 78-60 on Saturday.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU pulls away from Cal in home finale

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jermaine Marshall scored 22 points, Jonathan Gilling matched his season high with 15 and Arizona State pulled away in the second half to beat California 78-60 on Saturday in the Sun Devils' final home game of the season. It might have been the final game at Arizona State for sophomore star Jahii Carson, who many expect to make himself available for the NBA draft...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State gets by Stanford 76-64

Jahii Carson scored 26 points - 23 in the second half - and Arizona State held off Stanford 76-64 Wednesday night, snapping the Cardinal's three-game winning streak. With the win, the Sun Devils (20-8, 9-6 Pac-12) move into a four-way tie for third in the Pac-12 with three games to play. California, after its loss earlier Wednesday to No. 3 Arizona, Stanford and Colorado are all...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Carson takes over in 'must-win' game

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Jahii Carson likes to let the game come to him. When he is at his best, as he was Wednesday, he then proceeds to swallow it whole. Carson had perhaps his signature game of the Pac-12 season when Arizona State needed it the most, scoring 26 points and efficiently running his team to a 76-64 victory over Stanford at Wells Fargo Arena. The victory should all but seal...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU rebounds with needed win over Stanford

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Jahii Carson scored 26 points -- 23 in the second half -- and Arizona State held off Stanford 76-64 Wednesday night, snapping the Cardinal's three-game winning streak. With the win, the Sun Devils (20-8, 9-6 Pac-12) move into a four-way tie for third in the Pac-12 with three games to play. California, after its loss earlier Wednesday to No. 3 Arizona, Stanford and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State seeks to regain energy for final push

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State's signature victory over the Arizona was great for its NCAA tournament resume but not so good for its two-game trip to the Pac-12 mountains last week. "We had too much confidence, and when you have too much confidence sometimes that will bite you in the butt," Jahii Carson said. Consider ASU twice-bitten, but not at all shy. The Sun Devils (19-7, 8-6...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pac-12 admits missed technical at end of ASU's upset win

The Pac-12 admitted Sunday that the controversial ending to Arizona State's 69-66 upset of No. 2 on Arizona on Friday was handled incorrectly by the officials, according to ESPN. The controversy began as ASU's Jahii Carson hung on the rim after an apparent game-clinching dunk while fans rushed onto the court prematurely with 0.7 seconds left in double overtime, causing about a five...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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