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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...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pac-12 Basketball Preview: #9 Arizona State Sun Devils

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a facelift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference, breaking down each team beginning with the Pac-12. In losing Jahii Carson, Jermaine Marshall, and Jordan Bachynski; the Arizona State Sun Devils have some major holes to fill from last year’s NCAA Tournament...
Via The Sports Bank
September 12, 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

O Canada! Canadians, Tyler Ennis & Jordan Bachynski, attend Raptors Pre-Draft Workout

Tyler Ennis speaks to media at his Toronto Raptors Pre-Draft Workout (May 29, 2014) As the Toronto Raptors look ahead to the 2014-15 season, part of that process is more closely evaluating the 2014 NBA Draft class and looking at players they could envision being a part of the team’s future. The Toronto Raptors have the 20th overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft, and with pending...
Via Hoops Heads North
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadian Shot Blocker Jordan Bachynski Passes The Eye Test

One of the big Canadian names at the Raptors first day of NBA pre-draft workouts in Toronto was the Arizona State 7’2 senior Jordan Bachynski. Bachynski’s size was verified at the NBA Draft Combine where he was the tallest player measured and at 254 lbs with just 7.5 percent body fat, the 24-year-old has grown into a man’s body. By any measure, Bachynski passes the eye test...
Via Pro Bball Report
May 30, 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

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

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

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

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

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'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

Mirror, mirror: Bachynski has goals in front of him

TEMPE, Ariz. -- 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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State outlasts Oregon 74-72

Jordan Bachynski had a career-high 26 points and blocked Joseph Young's reverse layup at the buzzer, helping Arizona State hold off hard-charging Oregon 74-72 on Saturday. Arizona State (18-6, 7-4 Pac-12) dominated the first half, building a 20-point lead while the Ducks flailed at both ends. Oregon (15-8, 3-8) put together a furious rally behind Young and its press in the...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU denies Oregon at buzzer after blowing huge lead

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jordan Bachynski had a career-high 26 points and blocked Joseph Young's reverse layup at the buzzer, helping Arizona State hold off hard-charging Oregon 74-72 on Saturday. Arizona State (18-6, 7-4 Pac-12) dominated the first half, building a 20-point lead while the Ducks flailed at both ends. But Oregon (15-8, 3-8) put together a furious rally behind Young...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sssssh. ASU students intentionally negate home-court edge

The Arizona State student section usually does a pretty good job of supporting the home team. They dress in costume. Overweight students pinch an inch (or much more) while standing under the basket to distract free-throw shooters. When an opponent fouls out, they have the "left, right, left, right ... sit down" chant down to a science. They might want to rethink, however...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU's Bachynski has become more than fair at foul line

TEMPE, Ariz. -- ASU center Jordan Bachynski is making free throws at a higher rate than ever this season. Keeping his eyes closed has a lot to do with that. Bachynski does not shoot blind, or course. But a sports psychologist with whom Bachynski works suggested a visualizing technique that includes shutting his eyes after stepping to the foul line to see the shot drop through before...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Basketball: Learning about the Sun Devils

In continuing our series about Utah opponents, this edition covers the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Utes and Sun Devlis face off January 23rd at 7pm. Helping us learn about the Sun Devlis for this game is David Bowers from Bleacher Report. Get more Arizona State coverage from Dave at Bleacher Report or follow him on twitter @ASUDave. What are ASU’s expectations for this season...
Via TornBySports
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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