Men's Hoops Takes On UC Riverside Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Nov. 26, 2001
NEXT GAME: Tues., Nov. 27-vs. UC Riverside/7 p.m./Tempe/No TV
All games on radio in Phoenix on XTRA 910 AM and KFYI 550 AM.
The Arizona State men's basketball team (1-2), under fourth-year head coach Rob Evans, takes on the UC Riverside Highlanders (0-1) Tuesday (Nov. 27) at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena. ASU is on a two-game slide after falling to BYU 82-70 in Provo on Saturday. Tim Healey and Lionel Hollins have the radio call on the Sun Devil Sports Network.
NOTES FROM THE FIRST THREE GAMES: Tommy Smith had a career-high 14 rebounds vs. Portland State...Shawn Redhage has made all eight of his free throws on the year...ASU had 22 offensive boards vs. PSU...ASU is just 10-of-43 (.233) from the three-point stripe...Chad Prewitt had 21 points vs. Stephen F. Austin and 20 points vs. BYU, as he now has four 20-point games in his career. His career high is 23 vs. Charlotte last year and his other 20-point outing was the 20-point game vs. BYU in December of 2000...Curtis Millage is 10-of-14 (.714) from the free throw line on the year...Jason Braxton has eight steals through three games while Curtis Millage has seven...Tommy Smith is 16-of-29 (.552) from the field on the year and is averaging 14.7 points and 9.0 rebounds on the year...ASU has 28 steals through two games.
LAST YEAR: ASU tied for sixth place in the Pac-10 in 2000-2001 after being picked to finish eighth in the preseason media poll. After starting the Pac-10 season 0-7, the Sun Devils went 5-6 after February 1, when center Chad Prewitt was back at full strength. ASU lost one player (senior Alton Mason) from last year's team. The Sun Devils played 15 games against NCAA Tournament teams and were 5-0 against non-conference NCAA teams, beating Conference USA champion Charlotte, Big South champion Winthrop, Mountain West Conference champion BYU, Mid-American champion Kent State and Mid-Continent champion Southern Utah.
AT THE LINE: Shawn Redhage has established himself as one of the best free throw shooters in ASU history 64 games into his career. Redhage shot 80-of-98 (.816) last year, the fourth-best mark in the Pac-10, and is 147-of-177 (.831) in his career. A look at Redhage on ASU career FT list as he currently stands first on the list:
ASU CAREER FREE THROWS
Rk. Name (Year) FT-A Pct.1. Shawn Redhage (1999-pres.) 147-177 .8312. Alex Austin (1986-90) 255-313 .8153. Rick Taylor (1974-78) 253-311 .8144. Dennis Hamilton (1963-66) 261-321 .8135. Isaac Burton (1993-95) 208-257 .809
PRESEASON PREDICTIONS: A look at various preseason Pac-10 predictions for ASU:
6th--Street & Smith's, Basketball News, Basketball America, The Sporting News, Lindy's
7th--Pac-10 Media Poll, Athlon's, Basketball Times
PAC-10 MEDIA POLL: ASU was picked to finish seventh by the Pac-10 Media in a preseason poll, announced on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The results, with first-place votes in parentheses: 1. UCLA (24), 2. Stanford (1), 3. USC, 4. Arizona (2), 5. California, 6. Oregon, 7. Arizona State, 8. Oregon State, 9. Washington State, 10. Washington.