Bobby Hurley hired by Arizona State

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Hurley a ‘serious candidate’ for Arizona State job

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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
March 02, 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

James Harden's jersey retired by Arizona State

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...
Via College Spun
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

ASU fouls ups, falls to Oregon in OT

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Rising Sun Devils blitz Oregon State

TEMPE, Ariz. -- It took time, as Arizona State coaches warned that it would because of the influx of new talent, But the Sun Devils appear to have found their identity, just as the conference play nears the midpoint. It showed in a variety of ways in Wednesday's 73-55 victory over Oregon State at Wells Fargo Arena. The Sun Devils made the extra pass, which led to easier looks from...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sun Devils clamp down, crush Cal

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. Reserve guard...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

ASU's Barnes, Gilling embrace 'team'

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Barnes, McKissic deliever ASU's first Pac-12 win

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Bo Barnes and Shaquielle McKissic played a shooting game at practice Friday and McKissic was not afraid to acknowledge the results. "He kind of drug me up and down the court," McKissic said with a smile, "so I expected him to make all of them that he took" Saturday. Barnes came close, and what he was not making on one end he seemed to be affecting on the other. Barnes...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Freshmen Holder, Justice to handle point guard for Sun Devils

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 14, 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

Sun Devils tinker, still cannot find winning formula

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

ASU headed back to the drawing board?

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 09, 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

Questions abound after ASU's triple-OT loss to Lehigh

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Fischer scores 19 in Marquette debut, helps beat Arizona State

  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...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  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

JC transfer Blakes transitioning well to ASU

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU defense leads the way in victory over LMU

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State used a 3-point game to open an early lead and survived a modest Loyola Marymount rally before blowing out the Lions, 68-44, Thursday night. Role players on last season's NCAA tournament team last season led the way for the Sun Devils. They included Chance Murray with 12 points, Jonathan Gilling and Bo Barnes with 11 points each, and Shaquielle McKissic...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sun Devils sloppy but successful in second game

TEMPE -- Games like these are pretty much decided when they are scheduled. The incongruence in the programs is apparent. Arizona State made the NCAA Tournament last season while Bethune-Cookman was 7-25, losing 17 in a row and playing a schedule that included 47 days between home games. While the Sun Devils' 49-39 victory at Wells Fargo on Monday was pretty much preordained, the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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