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McKissic, ASU oust UConn in NIT first round

STORRS, Conn. -- Shaq McKissic scored 22 points Wednesday night as Arizona State knocked 2014 NCAA champion UConn out in the first round of this year's National Invitation Tournament, 68-61. UConn senior guard Ryan Boatright, a unanimous first-team All-American Athletic Conference selection, missed the first game of his four-year career due to a left shoulder injury. Boatright, UConn...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona State eliminated UConn in 1st round, 68-61

STORRS, Conn. (AP) Shaq McKissic scored 22 points Wednesday night as Arizona State knocked 2014 NCAA champion UConn out in the first round of this year's National Invitation Tournament, 68-61. UConn senior guard Ryan Boatright, a unanimous first-team All-American Athletic Conference selection, missed the first game of his four-year career due to a left shoulder injury. Boatright...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sun Devils hold off California 74-40

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Shaquielle McKissic scored 21 points in his last collegiate home game and Arizona State used late free throws to hold off California 74-70 on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Sun Devils (17-14, 9-9 Pac-12) led the entire second half but Cal (17-14, 7-11) cut it to 67-66 on Tyrone Wallace's 3-pointer with 32 seconds to play. Arizona State...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

McKissic leads Sun Devils to 67-62 win over Cardinal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Shaquielle McKissic scored a career-high 23 points and Arizona State overcame second-half foul trouble by its two big men to beat Stanford 67-62 Thursday night. Arizona State (16-14, 8-9 Pac-12) led by 14 at halftime after closing with a 16-2 run, but allowed the Cardinal back in it after big men Eric Jacobsen and Savon Goodman ran into foul trouble. The Sun Devils...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sun Devils suffer Rocky Mountain low in loss to Colorado

Arizona State began its Rocky Mountain road trip with elevated hopes because of its recent play. But the Sun Devils were unable to maintain their momentum, slipping back into the Pac-12 pack after another difficult loss on Sunday. The Sun Devils had trouble stopping Colorado at the rim, gave up 59.2 percent shooting from the field to the Buffaloes and missed 14 free throw attempts...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sun Devils suffocated, blown out at No. 13 Utah

Utah scheduled a blackout Thursday, when fans were encouraged to wear black. It also extended to Arizona State's offense. The No. 13 Utes easily handled ASU for the second time this season, this time holding the Sun Devils to nine points in the first half in an 83-41 victory at the Huntsman Center. Utah is among the Division I leaders in defense but this was over the top. The Sun...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona State looks to stay hot at No. 13 Utah

TEMPE -- Arizona State bottomed out the last time it saw Utah. Since then, the resilient Sun Devils have been one of the best teams in the Pac-12.  Both Arizona State (15-12, 7-7) and No. 13 Utah (21-5, 11-3) are 7-3 since mid-January as they prepare for their second meeting of the season in Salt Lake City on Thursday on FOX Sports 1.  Utah has been good all year, and the Sun...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Sun Devils thriving with bigger lineup

TEMPE -- Not too long ago, Arizona State was hesitant to play big men Savon Goodman and Eric Jacobsen together. Matchups were one issue. Foul trouble was another. So was finding a fit. It is safe to say the growing pains are over. The success of the bigger lineup has given ASU another way to win, as it showed in a 68-66 Pac-12 victory over UCLA on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Goodman, Sun Devils take down UCLA

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Savon Goodman had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Shaquielle McKissic added 14 points and Arizona State held on to beat UCLA 68-66 Wednesday night. Arizona State (14-12, 6-7 Pac-12) led by six with just over two minutes left, but Norman Powell hit a pair of shots and Isaac Hamilton scored on a drive with 7.9 seconds left to pull the Bruins within 67-66. Tra Holder hit...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Goodman leads Arizona State to 68-66 win over UCLA

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Savon Goodman had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Shaquielle McKissic added 14 points and Arizona State held on to beat UCLA 68-66 Wednesday night. Arizona State (14-12, 6-7 Pac-12)led by six with just over two minutes left, but Norman Powell hit a pair of shots and Isaac Hamilton scored on a drive with 7.9 seconds left to pull the Bruins within 67-66. Tra Holder hit...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Goodman, Sun Devils take down UCLA

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Savon Goodman had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Shaquielle McKissic added 14 points and Arizona State held on to beat UCLA 68-66 Wednesday night. Arizona State (14-12, 6-7 Pac-12) led by six with just over two minutes left, but Norman Powell hit a pair of shots and Isaac Hamilton scored on a drive with 7.9 seconds left to pull the Bruins within 67-66. Tra Holder hit...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Gerry Blakes lifts ASU with another late scoring surge

As the season has progressed, Arizona State has developed a personality that now appears to include a go-to guy in guard Gerry Blakes. As freshman Tra Holder has taken control of the point, power forward Savon Goodman and Blakes asserted themselves on the two-game Washington trip that concluded with a 78-68 victory over the Huskies at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Sunday afternoon. Goodman...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Savon Goodman finds his role at Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. -- ASU forward Savon Goodman knows his game. His uncle, Lewis Lloyd, was one of the most prolific scorers in NCAA history at Drake, but if Goodman even thinks about attempting a three-point field goal in practice, he thinks again.   Some college players watch footage of NBA greats. Goodman watches footage of NBA forwards who are great at things other than scoring....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Sun Devils shocker: Arizona State upsets No. 6 Arizona

  Bo Barnes scored 18 points, including a key 3-pointer late, and Arizona State pulled off a second straight home upset over its rival by holding off No. 6 Arizona 81-78 on Saturday. Arizona State (12-1, 4-6 Pac-12) shook off a lopsided loss to Arizona a month earlier by out-scrapping the Wildcats and playing a solid offensive game against one of nation's best defensive teams. The...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

ASU pulls upset of No. 6 Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Bo Barnes scored 18 points, including a key 3-pointer late, and Arizona State pulled off a second straight home upset over its rival by holding off No. 6 Arizona 81-78 on Saturday. Arizona State (12-1, 4-6 Pac-12) shook off a lopsided loss to Arizona a month earlier by out-scrapping the Wildcats and playing a solid offensive game against one of nation's best defensive...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

ASU pulls upset of No. 6 Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Bo Barnes scored 18 points, including a key 3-pointer late, and Arizona State pulled off a second straight home upset over its rival by holding off No. 6 Arizona 81-78 on Saturday. Arizona State (12-1, 4-6 Pac-12) shook off a lopsided loss to Arizona a month earlier by out-scrapping the Wildcats and playing a solid offensive game against one of nation's best defensive...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanford halts ASU's brief win streak

It was that kind of night for Arizona State on Saturday. Stanford reserve Robert Cartwright's lob pass from the right wing to the low post sailed over center Stefan Nastic's head and directly into the basket in the second half. The Cardinal also hit most of their intended shots in a 89-70 victory at Maples Pavilion. ASU (10-10, 2-5 Pac-12) sank eight 3-pointers in the first half...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona State thumps Cal 81-44 for 2nd straight Pac 12 win

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Bo Barnes matched his career high with 17 points off the bench, Kodi Justice had 16 and Arizona State pulled away with a big run in the first half to beat 81-44 on Thursday night. The Sun Devils (10-9, 2-4 Pac-12) scored 22 unanswered points and held the Golden Bears scoreless for more than 13 minutes in the first half to win their second consecutive win after...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah too much for ASU to handle

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State's new-look backcourt provided a step in the right direction Thursday, making inroads on limiting turnovers and creating good looks for shooters. Sun Devils, though, were playing one of the best teams in the nation, and this the outcome was not any better. No. 8 Utah ranks in the top 11 in NCAA Division I in field goal percentage, field goal percentage...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 8 Utah routs Arizona State to stay perfect in Pac-12 play

  Delon Wright scored 21 points and No. 8 Utah remained the most dominating team in early Pac-12 play with a 76-59 victory over Arizona State on Thursday night. Jordan Loveridge added 14 points and Brandon Taylor had 13 for the Utes (14-2, 4-0). They shot 54 percent from the field and have won seventh straight heading into Saturday's showdown at No. 10 Arizona. After routing Southern...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Basketball: What to know about the ASU Sun Devils

Sweep So Cal, check. Best the dreaded rival, check. Now for the trip to Arizona to take on the Sun Devils and the Wildcats. To prep everyone for the match up against the ASU Sun Devils, Connor Pelton, from the House of Sparky (ConnorPelton24)has answered some questions. What are ASU’s expectations for this season? At the beginning of the year, most expected the team to make either...
Via TornBySports
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona State keeps the faith through transition period

TEMPE, Ariz. -- As ASU coach Herb Sendek boarded the team bus in Tucson last Sunday night, he barely had time to take off his sport coat before receiving a text from guard Roosevelt Scott.  Scott's message: Keep your head up, coach. We'll be OK. Let's keep working.  Transfer forward Savon Goodman put his arm around Sendek at practice Monday and had basically the same sentiment...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Sun Devils stymied then dominated by Wildcats

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A reworked Arizona State offense ran into a recommitted Arizona defense in McKale Center on Sunday night and the Sun Devils found it difficult to cope. The mid-December insertion of transfer forward Savon Goodman into the starting lineup brought with it natural changes to Sun Devils attack as other roles were reconfigured, and the newness was evident against an Arizona...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

New-look Sun Devils ready for No. 8 Wildcats, Pac-12 play

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Coach Herb Sendek uses an automobile analogy to describe the preseason changes Arizona State went through while it prepared for this weekend's start to Pac-12 play in Tucson. "It has the feel that you are driving a stick shift for the first time," Sendek said. The ride is getting a lot smoother, though, for the Sun Devils. After several iterations, and with the caveat...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sun Devils might have found a fit

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State appears to have found a rotation it can live with, just in time for the opening of Pac-12 play. At the very least, the Sun Devils found a rotation with which they can win. Gerry Blakes made his second straight start at point guard and second-time starters Roosevelt Scott and Savon Goodman joined Blakes in scoring in double figures as the Sun Devils beat...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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