Bobby Hurley has been hired by Arizona State to be their new head basketball coach, the school announced Thursday. Hurley, 43, had been the coach at Buffalo the past two seasons and led the Bulls to the tournament last season. “With Bobby at the helm, we will provide the necessary resources to compete within our...Read More
Bobby Hurley is a serious candidate for the Arizona State head coaching job, according to a report. CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish says Hurley is in strong consideration for the position, which became vacant after the school fired Herb Sendek last month after nine seasons on the job. Parrish says Hurley might even have a deal...Read More
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...
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March 24, 2015
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...
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....
Arizona State’s men’s basketball program honored The Beard tonight.
The Sun Devils paid tribute to former star guard James Harden at halftime of their contest against UCLA Wednesday evening. Harden, now an NBA MVP candidate for the Houston Rockets, led ASU from 2007-09. He played for the Sun Devils for two seasons, becoming the first consensus All-American in program history...
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.
SEATTLE -- Gerry Blakes scored 23 points, including nine straight late in the second half, and Arizona State won on the road for just the second time this season, beating Washington 78-68 on Sunday afternoon.
Blakes scored 16 of 20 points for Arizona State during one stretch of the second half as the Sun Devils (13-12, 5-7 Pac-12) outscored Washington 23-8 over the final 7:45 of...
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February 15, 2015
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....
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Two days after asserting himself going to the basket, Shaquielle McKissic did the same thing from 3-point range Friday. But his career-high six 3-pointers, including one that sent the game into overtime, were not enough to offset Arizona State's poor three throw shooting in a 68-67 loss to Oregon at Wells Fargo Arena.
ASU was 7 of 15 from the foul line, 4 of 11 in...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Joseph Young shook off a poor shooting night to hit a jumper with 25.6 seconds left in overtime to give Oregon a 68-67 victory over Arizona State on Friday night.
Young was 3 of 11 from the field before his mid-range jumper gave him 14 points. Elgin Cook added 22 points as the Ducks (15-7, 5-4) bounced back from their worst loss of the season two days earlier at...
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January 30, 2015
Arizona State followed its first Pac-12 victory with a resounding one.
The Sun Devils dominated California for the final 35 minutes in a 79-44 rout at Haas Pavilion on Thursday night, using a 22-0 run to cruise to a victory that featured more accurate 3-point shooting, strong contributions from the bench and a defense that took perimeter-oriented Cal out of its offense.
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...
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January 23, 2015
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Of course Jonathan Gilling and Bo Barnes would rather spend more time on the floor. Especially this year, their last at Arizona State. But neither makes a big deal out of it, resolved to consider the bigger picture.
"To me, it's always doing what's best for the team," Barnes said.
Seniors Barnes and Gilling are the Sun Devils' sixth men 'A' and 'B', and at no time...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- After a brief experiment, Arizona State is back where it began the season, with true freshmen Tra Holder and Kodi Justice at point guard.
The return to youth is not without its benefits -- both Holder and Justice have a good feel for the position, and because of that the Sun Devils' turnovers could diminish. That has been their Achilles' heel in an 8-8 start that...
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...
Arizona State continued to tinker with its starting lineup and while Saturday's result again did not translate, the Sun Devils appear to be getting closer to a finding the right mix.
It has not been easy.
Coach Herb Sendek went back to a guard rotation that he used for the first 11 games of the season, but it did not immediately help when Oregon took a 59-56 Pac-12 victory at Matthew...
Two days after Arizona State coach Herb Sendek said his team was past the point of reinventing itself, Sendek was back to his tinkering ways.
Forced into more tweaks by an inefficient offense Thursday night at Oregon State, Sendek turned to freshmen point guards Tra Holder and Kodi Justice after early turnovers put the Sun Devils in an immediate hole. The maneuvering did not change...
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...
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...
TEMPE -- Two seconds away from the first quadruple-overtime game in school history, Arizona State got as good a shot as it could have hoped for, a Jonathan Gilling uncontested 3-pointer from 22 feet on the left wing.
But the shot was long, leaving Lehigh with an 84-81 victory at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday and leaving the Sun Devils with a myriad of questions just two weeks from...
Center Luke Fischer had 19 points and nine rebounds in his first game for Marquette, and Jajuan Johnson added 22 points to spark the Golden Eagles' 78-71 win Tuesday night over Arizona State.
The 6-foot-11 Fischer, a transfer from Indiana, provided a sorely-needed presence in the middle for the undersized and short-handed Golden Eagles (5-4). He blocked five shots and helped alter...
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December 17, 2014
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.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Eric Jacobsen had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Arizona State shot its way out of an early funk to beat UNLV 77-55 Wednesday night.
Arizona State (5-2) started slow and climbed back into it behind a stream of 3-pointers, hitting 11 of 22 from behind the arc.
Kodi Justice orchestrated the Sun Devils' offense nicely after missing the previous game with a back injury...
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December 03, 2014
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Gerry Blakes relayed a quote from ASU coach Herb Sendek on his Twitter feed.
"Consistency," Sendek tweeted at the start of the season," is more important than occasional greatness."
Blakes has shown some of both in his first few weeks at Arizona State. Blakes is the first of ASU's four junior college transfers to make a scoring impact this season, and his career-high...