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Up next for ASU basketball: Major reconstruction

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 on the all-league...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

ASU buzzer beaten by Texas

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Cameron Ridley's buzzer-beating layup gave Texas an 87-85 victory over Arizona State in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday night. Jonathan Holmes missed badly on a long 3-pointer for the seventh-seeded Longhorns in the final seconds, but Ridley emerged from the scrum with the ball and banked it in as time expired over the outstretched fingers...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
26 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 17, 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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pac-12 basketball awards: Arizona's Nick Johnson, Sean Miller, ASU's Jordan Bachynski honored

The Pac-12 handed out its annual men’s basketball awards Monday. The winner: defense. Arizona’s Nick Johnson is the Pac-12 Player of the Year. The junior guard is deserving as the top player on the conference’s top team, but his overall worth can’t be measured on just one end. Johnson averages a team-high 16.1 points for the Wildcats, the top seed in this week’s Pac-12...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bachynski, Carson Take Home Pac-12 Honors

On Monday, the Pac-12 announced its all-conference team, as voted on by coaches throughout the league, along with the winners of regular season player awards. Three Sun Devils were honored, including Jordan Bachynski, who was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first Sun Devil player to ever take home the award.
Via arizonastate.scout.com
March 10, 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

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Yearly Awards

While the Pac-12 has been dominating the gridiron over the past few years, basketball has been falling by the wayside.  Arizona ran away with the conference title, and no other team in the conference was ranked going into yesterday.  However, several teams showed late season promise and poise.  Oregon toppled Arizona to finish conference play with eight straight wins.  UCLA,...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU can't dig out of deep hole at Oregon

Arizona State did nothing to help itself Tuesday, when it gave up the first 15 points and never recovered against Oregon. At the same time,  the 85-78 late night loss in Eugene should do nothing to harm the Sun Devils' NCAA tournament standing, and they still have one more chance to get what they went on the road for, the No. 3 seed in the Pac-12 tournament. ASU (21-9, 10-7...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 05, 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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

'J-amigos' carry the load for Arizona State

Someone suggested Arizona State's big three needed a nickname. After first demurring, Jahii Carson tried one on for size. "The J-amigos?" he suggested. For a working title, it fits just fine. Carson, Jordan Bachynski and Jermaine Marshall have led the Sun Devils within a standard deviation of the NCAA tournament while giving opponents three-pronged problems. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pac-12 Player of the Week: Jermaine Marshall

For the second straight week, an Arizona State player received the Pac-12 Player of the Week award. Senior guard Jermaine Marshall picked up the honor on Monday after senior center Jordan Bachynski won last week. Marshall matched his career high of 29 points, going 11-of-23 from the field and 4-of-8 from three-point range to lead the Sun Devils in a 69-66 double overtime win that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The highs and lows of NCAA bubble teams

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer With college basketball's regular season winding down, the bubble for the NCAA tournament has become (), teams moving in and out almost on a nightly basis. One team that's moved its way out of the bubble's reach, at least for now, is Arizona State. The Sun Devils had made themselves a viable NCAA candidate...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State Knocks Off No. 2 Arizona with Epic Finish

Anytime you have rivals meet on the court there is a strong chance fans are going to be treated to an epic game. There is just something about beating 'that other team' that tends to get players to lift their game up an extra notch or two--like the Arizona State Sun Devils did against No. 2 Arizona Friday night.Not only did the Sun Devils take it to the Wildcats--they...
Via FatManWriting
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sun Devils earn huge victory over rival Wildcats

Arizona State had bolstered its NCAA tournament resume with string of victories, yet was still looking for a marquee win to punctuate it. Beating No. 2 Arizona in double overtime for what may be the biggest home win in program history might do the trick. Getting big plays from Jermaine Marshall and Jordan Bachynski, the Sun Devils grinded out a 69-66, double-overtime victory over...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU pulls off 'huge' double-overtime upset of No. 2 Arizona

It was the best home victory in Arizona State history in terms of the opponent's ranking, and it was certainly one of the most celebrated. The floor was covered in maroon and gold afterward. And the implications of ASU's 69-66 double-overtime triumph over No. 2 Arizona at Wells Fargo Arena on Friday are even bigger. The victory should be enough to put the Sun Devils (19...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU pulls off 'huge' double-overtime upset of No. 2 Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. -- It was the best home victory in Arizona State history in terms of the opponent's ranking, and it was certainly one of the most celebrated. The floor was covered in maroon and gold afterward. And the implications of ASU's 69-66 double-overtime triumph over No. 2 Arizona at Wells Fargo Arena on Friday are even bigger. The victory should be enough to put the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Wildcats lose 69-66 to Sun Devils in 2OT

Arizona had been able to get way with occasional nights when the 3-pointers and free throws were not falling. Even with the kind defense the Wildcats play, it wasn't enough against their biggest rival. Second-ranked Arizona kept Arizona State close with its defense, but couldn't overcome another poor shooting night in a 69-66 loss to the Sun Devils on Friday. Arizona shot...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU Upsets U Of A In Double OT

(Courtesy of azcentral.com) Arizona State upset the #2 team in the country U of A Wildcats 69-66 in double OT Friday night, in dramatic fashion in what was a tenacious defensive affair. This being the first victory for ASU against a top five nationally ranked opponent since they defeated the Wildcats all the way back in 1992. It was most certainly an up and down game both ways in...
Via Pass The Pill
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sun Devils pull out 69-66 win over Wildcats in 2OT

Jermaine Marshall scored eight of his 29 points in the second overtime and Jordan Bachynski blocked T.J. McConnell's layup attempt with 6 seconds left, sending Arizona State to a 69-66 victory over No. 2 Arizona on Friday night. With both teams struggling offensively most of the night, Arizona State (19-6, 8-4 Pac-12) turned to Marshall when it counted. He went over 20 minutes...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU stuns No. 2 Arizona in double overtime

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jermaine Marshall scored eight of his 29 points in the second overtime and Jordan Bachynski blocked T.J. McConnell's layup attempt with 6 seconds left, giving Arizona State a 69-66 upset victory over No. 2 Arizona on Friday night. With both teams struggling offensively most of the night, ASU (19-6, 8-4 Pac-12) turned to Marshall when it counted. He went over...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Arizona State Upsets No. 2 Arizona In Double OT

The Arizona State Sun Devils took down the No. 2 team in the nation, the Arizona Wildcats, 69-66 in double overtime tonight. Arizona State’s fans, getting a bit ahead of themselves, were eager to storm the court as the final seconds ticked off the clock. It was certainly the biggest win of the year for the Sun Devils, who are now 19-6. This was only the second loss of the year...
Via College Spun
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU senior Jordan Bachynski now holds the Pac-12 career record for blocks with 288

Even in a defensive system that occasionally held him hostage on the perimeter, Arizona State freshman center Jordan Bachynski made four athletic blocked shots in a four-minute span in a loss to Arizona in January 2011. It turned out to be a small taste of a much larger dessert, although Bachynski did not feel it at the time. He remembers that game less as a coming-out party than...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU's Bachynski swatting his way through

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Being tall with long arms has given Jordan Bachynski an advantage in blocking shots. Impeccable timing, good footwork and hard work have made the Arizona State center the best shot blocker in college basketball. Heading into Friday's game against rival Arizona, Bachynski has 107 blocked...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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