Men's Hoops Takes On No. 15 Arizona
March 4, 2002
SUN DEVILS AND WILDCATS MEET AGAIN: The Arizona State men's basketball team (14-13, 7-11 in Pac-10) takes on the No. 15 Arizona Wildcats in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament on Thursday, March 7, at 6:42 p.m. PT/7:42 p.m. MST at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will mark the first time since 1979-80 that the Sun Devils and Wildcats will meet three times in a season, as the seventh-seeded Sun Devils and the second-seeded Wildcats split the season series with each team winning on its home court. Tim Healey and ASU Hall of Famer Lionel Hollins have the radio call on the Sun Devil Radio Network, while Steve Physioc, Marques Johnson and Leila Feinstein (sideline) have the call on Fox Sports Net. UA leads the series 127-73. Seventh-seeded ASU (7-11) and fifth-seeded Stanford (11-7) were the only teams to beat the trio of Oregon (14-4), Arizona (12-6) and UCLA (11-7) this season. ASU beat Oregon 95-88 on Jan. 6 and No. 10 Arizona 88-72 on Jan. 23, and then won at No. 20 UCLA 69-68 on Feb. 16.
The Sun Devils are led by Chad Prewitt, who has led ASU in scoring in 14 of the past 19 games and averaged 18.9 points and 7.3 boards in Pac-10 play, both sixth in the league. Prewitt also has shown the ability to shoot the three, as he is 23-of-45 (.511) from beyond the arc in the past 12 games. On the year, he is 33-of-77 (.429), ninth in the Pac-10, after shooting 19-of-54 (.352) in his first three seasons. He hit 5-of-7 at Stanford on Jan. 31 and was 5-of-5 at UCLA on Feb. 16. Prewitt had a career-high 33 points vs. Washington on Feb. 9, the most points by a Sun Devil since Eddie House had 40 vs. UCLA on Feb. 17, 2000, a span of the past 64 games. He also is 18-of-23 (.783) from the free throw line in his past three games.
QUICK NOTES ON THE ARIZONA MATCH-UP: ASU beat UA 88-72 in Tempe on Jan. 23 while the Wildcats topped the Sun Devils 83-75 on Feb. 20 in Tucson...Curtis Millage averaged 23 points against Arizona, including a career-high 27 in Tucson, and 5.5 rebounds. He was 17-of-31 (.548) from the field and 6-of-13 (.462) from the three-point stripe...ASU held Arizona to just 7-of-31 (.226) from the three-point stripe in its two games, including a 2-of-16 (.125) effort in Tempe. ASU was 13-of-31 (.419) from long-range...Arizona's two three-pointers on Jan. 20 matches a season-low by an ASU opponent. Oregon State also had two vs. ASU on Jan. 4 in Tempe...Chad Prewitt averaged 18.5 points and seven boards against the Wildcats, including a 22-point, six-board, six-assist effort in Tempe. He was 11-of-13 (.846) from the free throw line in the two games...Jason Braxton averaged 10 points and was 8-of-15 (.533) from the field...both Kenny Crandall (right foot) and Awvee Storey (swollen left retina) missed the game in Tucson...ASU shot 48.8 percent (61-of-125) from the field and held UA to 49-of-111 (.441)...ASU forced the Wildcats into 31 turnovers while committing 27...ASU held All-America candidate Jason Gardner to 8-of-23 (.348) from the floor in the two games and forced Pac-10 Player of the Year candidate Luke Walton into 13 turnovers. In the game in Tempe, junior Rick Anderson was 1-of-5 (.200) from the floor and had six points in 32 minutes. Anderson had 17 points and nine boards in the UA win in Tucson.
TOUGH GAMES DOWN THE STRETCH: ASU's current five-game stretch is the first time in school history it has played five straight ranked teams and Arizona will make it six straight. ASU's 1974-75 team played four straight ranked teams, also to finish the season. ASU beat No. 19 Arizona 107-92 to conclude the regular season that year and then went on to the NCAA Tournament where it beat No. 10 Alabama 97-94 in Tempe. ASU then played in Portland where it beat No. 16 UNLV 84-81 before losing to top-ranked UCLA 89-75.
ASU AT #14 ARIZONA (FEB. 20): ASU fell behind by as many as 18 late in the first half but battled back to take a second-half lead before falling at No. 14 Arizona 83-75 on Feb. 20. ASU was 8-of-19 (.421) from the three-point stripe and had just 13 turnovers but was just 15-of-31 (.484) from the free throw line. Curtis Millage had a season-high 27 points while Chad Prewitt added 15 points and eight boards and Jason Braxton had 10 points and eight boards. The difference in the second half was at the free throw line, as ASU was 9-of-18 (.500) while UA was 15-of-19 (.789). ASU held UA to just 10-of-31 (.323) from the field in the second half after the Cats shot 15-of-28 (.536) in the first stanza.
#10 ARIZONA AT ASU (JAN. 23): ASU jumped out to a 46-31 halftime lead en route to an 88-72 victory over tenth-ranked UA on Jan. 23, which ended the Wildcats 12-game win streak against the Sun Devils. ASU got 22 points, six boards and six assists from Chad Prewitt while Curtis Millage notched 19 points and eight boards. Tommy Smith added 16 points and Jason Braxton 10. ASU shot 53.8 percent (35-of-65) from the field and outrebounded UA 39-29. ASU held UA to just 2-of-16 (.125) from the three-point stripe, as the two three-pointers made matches the fewest by an ASU opponent this year.
EVANS IN THE SEC: Rob Evans was 3-6 (.333) in his six years at Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament, including a 2-2 mark in his final two seasons. But what might be the best memory in the SEC Tournament for Evans was in his first year. On Feb. 17, 1993, and in the middle of the SEC season, Ole Miss went to Florida and lost 94-47, as the 47-point defeat remains the worst in his 285 games as a head coach. Less than one month later on March 11, Ole Miss met Florida in the SEC Tournament in Lexington and beat the Gators 67-62 to get some revenge.
ASU IN THE PAC-10 TOURNAMENT: Arizona State is 3-4 (.429) in the Pac-10 Tournament, which last happened from 1987-1990.
In 1987 at Pauley Pavilion, eighth-seeded ASU beat ninth-seeded Washington 76-60 and then fell to top-seeded UCLA 99-83.
In 1988 at McKale Center, seventh-seeded ASU fell to 10th-seeded Washington 96-82.
In 1989 at the Forum, 10th-seeded USC beat seventh-seeded ASU 94-82.
Eighth-seeded ASU pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Pac-10 Tournament history on March 9, 1990, in Tempe. After beating ninth-seeded Washington 57-51 on March 8, ASU topped No. 1 seed Oregon State 83-75 before falling to fourth-seeded UCLA 79-78 on March 10. It marks the only loss in the history of the Pac-10 Tournament for the No. 1 seed (9-1). Alex Austin earned Pac-10 All-Tournament honors, the only Sun Devil to earn the accolade.
THIS HURT: Senior Awvee Storey and sophomore Kenny Crandall returned to the lineup after missing games with injury. Storey was poked in the eye on Feb. 9 against Washington and has a swollen left retina and a laceration of the lower left eyelid. He missed the next three games before returning for the Feb. 28 Cal game. Storey has started 14 games and is averaging 15.8 minutes per game. He has notched eight double-figure scoring games this year. He led the Pac-10 in rebounding last year at 9.1 caroms per contest.
ASU also was without Crandall for six games as he sprained a ligament in his right foot on Jan. 31 at Stanford. Crandall, who was a freshman in 1998-99 and started 23 games, went on a two-year Mormon Mission to Eugene and returned to the Sun Devils this year. A native of Mesa, Ariz., who prepped at state champion Mountain View High School, he averaged 5.9 points and 28.4 minutes per game in his initial season. Crandall is averaging 19.2 minutes per game after returning last week. He is 34-of-78 (.436) from the three-point stripe on the year, seventh in the Pac-10. In Pac-10 play, he is 21-of-46 (.457). He averaged 7.3 points and shot 50 percent from the field in Pac-10 tilts (28-of-56).
COMBINE THE TWO: With Crandall and Storey out of the rotation, ASU statistically was without 35.6 minutes, 13.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game (stats before the injured players returned last week). Players stepped up, as Storey actually only played two minutes vs. Washington State on Feb. 7 due to a lower back sprain. Curtis Millage, who leads the team in minutes played at 29.6 per game, is the only Sun Devil to play 40 minutes when he went the distance against Washington on Feb. 9. Donnell Knight played a season-high 28 minutes at Arizona while Chad Prewitt played a career-high 38 vs. Washington en route to his career-high 33 points. Knight posted back-to-back double-digit points for the first time this year with 14 points and 10 boards vs. Washington State and 10 points vs. Washington. He has made his past 10 free throws. Also, senior Brad Nahra played a career-high 32 minutes in the win at No. 20 UCLA on Feb. 16 and had four assists.
QUICK NOTES: ASU is 14-3 (.824) when it leads at the half but 0-9 when it trails and 0-1 when tied (California, tied at 29)...freshman point guard Jason Braxton is averaging 8.2 points in the nine games against ranked opponents and is averaging 25.4 minutes in the past 12 games ...in the absence of Kenny Crandall and Awvee Storey, senior Brad Nahra played a career-high 32 minutes at No. 20 UCLA on Feb. 16...junior reserve point guard Kyle Dodd has 64 assists and just 20 turnovers on the year, a ratio of 3.20-to-1. In the past 19 games, he has 42 assists and just 14 turnovers...ASU has topped Arizona and UCLA in the same season for the first time since 1985-86...ASU is 26-4 (.867) under Evans when it shoots at least 50 percent, including a 16-2 (.889) mark in the past two seasons...Awvee Storey earned his Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in communications and sociology at ASU's Dec. 15 mid-year commencement...sophomore Justin Allen played a season-high 16 minutes vs. Washington State on Feb. 9. He is 5-of-12 (.417) from beyond the three-point stripe in the past seven games...after starting the season 3-of-19 (.158) from beyond the three-point stripe in the first seven games, Curtis Millage is 26-of-70 (.371) in the past 20 games.
DISHING IT: ASU is second in the Pac-10 in assists at 16.56 per game overall, but an even more impressive stat is that ASU is averaging 16.78 per game in Pac-10 play, first in the loop. The Sun Devils don't have a player ranked in the top-10 in assists individually, but five Sun Devils have posted at least 50 assists on the year, led by Curtis Millage's 66 (2.44 per game).
EXHIBIT A: Chad Prewitt is the first four-year player in Rob Evans' tenure at ASU and it is tough to remember any Pac-10 player improving any more than 'Big Red' from a freshman to a senior season. ASU has been void of four-year players in its recent history, with only Eddie House (1996-2000), Jeremy Veal (1994-98), Quincy Brewer (1992-97) and Ron Riley (1992-96) playing four seasons beginning with the 1992-93 season. Prewitt, who is the 27th Sun Devil to score 1,000 points with 1,158, is averaging 17.6 points per game this year and is shooting .534 from the field. He is averaging 19.3 points and 7.6 boards in the past 19 games. Prewitt has 12 20-point games on the year (27 games) after posting just two in his first three seasons (89 games). A note on his improvement: Prewitt scored more points in the Jan. 4-6 weekend sweep of the Oregon schools (52 points) when he earned Pac-10 Player of the Week than he did his whole Pac-10 freshman season (1998-99), as he had 46 points in 18 games.
ONE MORE IMPROVEMENT NOTE: How big of a improvement has Prewitt made to become the 18th leading scorer in ASU history? Only one other player in ASU's top 25 chart scored less in his first year. ASU 1988 Hall of Fame inductee Fat Lever is currently 19th on the ASU scoring chart with 1,137 points but averaged just 3.6 points in his freshman year of 1978-79. Lever ended up averaging 9.2 points in his sophomore year, 11.6 in his junior year and 16.6 in his senior year for a 10.1 career average. Prewitt averaged just 4.1 points in his freshman year.
REDHAGE AT THE LINE: Junior Shawn Redhage, tied for the fourth-best free throw percentage mark in ASU history, has made 30-of-40 (.750) from the line this year and is playing well off the bench recently. Redhage had a season-high 13 points at California on Feb. 2 is averaging 17.5 minutes and 6.5 points in the past 13 games and is shooting 53.7 percent (36-of-67) from the field in that time. He played a season-high 24 minutes at Washington State on Jan. 12 and posted eight points and also played 24 minutes vs. Washington on Feb. 9. He had seven assists vs. UCLA on Jan. 17 and had eight points and six boards at UCLA on Feb. 16 in 15 minutes. Redhage shot 80-of-98 (.816) last year from the line, fourth in the Pac-10. A look at Redhage on ASU career FT list:
ASU CAREER FREE THROWSRk. Name (Seasons) FT-A Pct.1. Alex Austin (1986-90) 255-313 .8152. Rick Taylor (1974-78) 253-311 .8143. Dennis Hamilton (1963-66) 261-321 .813T4. Shawn Redhage (1999-pres.) 169-209 .809T4. Isaac Burton (1993-95) 208-257 .809
IMPACT RECRUIT: Junior Curtis Millage is making his mark in his initial season, as he is one of three players to start all 27 games (Tommy Smith and Chad Prewitt are the others) and leads the team in minutes per game at 29.6. He is averaging 13.9 points in Pac-10. In his past 22 games, he is averaging 14.2 points, including a season-high 27 at Arizona on Feb. 20 and 24 at Washington State on Jan. 12. He is 40-of-51 (.784) from the free throw line in the past 14 games and is averaging 5.2 boards in his past 12 games. He has led the team in rebounding in three of the past 10 games, including 11 at California on Feb. 2. He played 40 minutes vs. Washington on Feb. 9 and is averaging 31.0 minutes in the past six games.
ROB EVANS: Rob Evans (146-139/.512) is in his fourth season at Arizona State in 2001-2002 (tenth overall) after being hired on April 7, 1998. The 1997 SEC Coach of the Year spent six seasons at Ole Miss, compiling an 86-81 (.515) record. He led the Rebels to a 42-16 record in his final two seasons, winning two SEC West titles, and led Ole Miss to back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since 1937-38. The 55-year old Evans is a 1968 graduate of New Mexico State, where he captained two NCAA Tournament teams, is a 1989 inductee of the NMSU Athletic Hall of Fame and was named to the school's All-Time Basketball team. He is 60-58 (.508) at ASU. Evans' Ole Miss squads were known as a tough man-to-man teams which ranked 13th in the nation and second in the SEC in 1997-98 in rebounding at +6.6, despite no player was in the top 30 in rebounding nationally. Ole Miss held opponents to just 30 percent from the three-point stripe, best in the SEC, and to just 40.6 percent from the field. He is 102-73 (.583) in the past six seasons.
TV NOTE: The Feb. 20 ASU at UA game received the third-highest rating for an ASU basketball game on Fox Sports Net, and it was the top-rated ASU hoops game on FSN in almost two years. The game received a 2.8 rating. The top four rated games are:
1. 3.5 @ No. 4 Arizona, Feb. 26, 20002. 2.9 vs. No. 2 Stanford, March 11, 20003. 2.8 @ No. 14 Arizona, Feb. 20, 20024. 2.5 vs. No. 10 Arizona, Jan. 23, 2002
BLOCKS: A look at Tommy Smith on the ASU blocked shot career list:
CAREER BLOCKS1. Mario Bennett (1991-95) 1912. Rodger Farrington (1995-97) 1603. Alton Lister (1978-82) 1484. Tommy Smith (1999-present) 95
THREE-POINTERS: A look at where Kenny Crandall stands on the ASU three-pointer career list in just his sophomore season:
CAREER THREE-POINTERS7. Matt Anderson (1988-91) 948. Isaac Burton (1993-95) 899. Kenny Crandall (1998-present) 73
POINTS: A look at where Chad Prewitt is on the ASU career points list:
CAREER POINTS15. Tony Zeno (1975-79) 1,28216. Arthur Thomas (1984-88) 1,26817. Dennis Dairman (1962-65) 1,22018. Chad Prewitt (1998-present) 1,158
FREEBIES: A look at where Chad Prewitt is on the ASU career free throws made list:
CAREER FREE THROWS MADE11. Dennis Dairman (1962-65) 28612. Bobby Lazor (1997-99) 28313. Byron Scott (1979-83) 28014. Chad Prewitt (1998-present) 276
STREAK BUSTER: ASU ended a 15-game losing streak at Pauley Pavilion that dated to 1987 and Rob Evans is a coach who knows about ending a road losing streak. Almost five hoop seasons to the day (Feb. 14, 1998), Evans' Ole Miss Rebels went to Lexington and beat seventh-ranked Kentucky 73-64, the first win for Ole Miss in Lexington since Feb. 11, 1927. That victory broke a 41-game road losing streak at Kentucky.
#1 JASON BRAXTON: A top 50 recruit from last year...has started the past 18 games at point guard...has played at least 20 minutes in 20 of 27 games...averaging 25.4 minutes and 7.8 points in the past 12 games...averaging 8.2 points in the nine games against ranked opponents...had season-high seven assists vs. No. 21 California on Feb. 28...played a season-high 35 minutes and had a season high eight rebounds and added 10 points at No. 14 Arizona on Feb. 20...had eight points in 25 minutes at No. 20 UCLA on Feb. 16...posted 12 points in season-high 34 minutes at No. 25 USC...posted season-high 13 points vs. Washington State on Feb. 7...had season-high six assists at No. 18 Stanford on Jan. 31...had 10 points vs. No. 10 Arizona on Jan. 23...had seven points vs. No. 18 USC on Jan. 19...had 10 points in 27 minutes vs. No. 9 UCLA on Jan. 17...first start was vs. Canisius on Dec. 28...had seven points and four steals at Oregon on Dec. 20 in Pac-10 opener...posted eight points in 27 minutes vs. UC Riverside on Nov. 27.
#2 DONNELL KNIGHT: Had back-to-back scoring games for the only time this year vs. Washington State (14 points on Feb. 7) and Washington (10 points on Feb. 9)...has made 18-of-21 (.857) free throws in his past 21 games...has made 10 straight free throws...had seven points and five boards in season-high 28 minutes at No. 14 Arizona on Feb. 20...had 14 points and 10 boards (second career double-double) in Feb. 7 win over Washington State in 26 minutes...posted five points and six boards in 22 minutes vs. Oregon on Jan. 6...12 points in 19 minutes vs. Utah on Dec. 4.
#3 KYLE DODD: Has 42 assists and 14 turnovers in his past 19 games (348 minutes)...in his 88-game career, he has 200 assists and just 83 turnovers, a 2.41-to-1 ratio...averaging just one turnover every 22.84 minutes in his career (1896 minutes and 83 turnovers)...had five assists in 24 minutes vs. Washington on Feb. 9...had 10 points at Washington on Jan. 10...six points and five assists vs. Oregon on Jan. 6...seven points vs. Utah on Dec. 4...averaged 26.3 minutes per game in Pac-10 play last year, tied for third on the team...has five dunks in career (two this year)...notched career-high 15 points vs. Charlotte on Dec. 30, 2000.
#4 TOMMY SMITH: Has scored in double digits in nine of the past 13 games...entered the year 2-of-11 (.182) from the three-point stripe, but is 11-of-29 (.379) from beyond the arc and 11-of-26 (.423) from the three-point stripe in Pac-10 play...had season-high 22 points and 10 rebounds for third double-double of season vs. No. 21 California on Feb. 28...had 14 points and six boards vs. Washington on Feb. 9...posted 15 points and seven boards in 37 minutes at California on Feb. 2...had 16 points vs. No. 10 Arizona on Jan. 23...posted 18 points and 10 boards vs. No. 18 USC on Jan. 19...had 19 points, nine boards and three blocks at Washington State on Jan. 12...posted 18 points, eight boards and six assists vs. Oregon State on Jan. 4...had 16 points at Oregon on Dec. 20...posted 19 points and nine boards at BYU on Nov. 27...had 14 points and career-high 14 boards vs. Portland State on Nov. 20...Most Improved Player at the team's banquet last year...matched a Pac-10 record for FG% by making all 11 shots against Washington on Feb. 10, 2001.
#11 AWVEE STOREY: Suffered a swollen retina vs. Washington on Feb. 9 and bleeding beneath the retina is kept him out of action until Feb. 28...had started the previous six games before the Washington game and then missed the next three games...has 16 double-doubles in 83-game ASU career...had 15 points on 7-of-9 (.778) shooting vs. No. 17 Stanford on March 2...posted 12 points in 20 minutes at No. 18 Stanford on Jan. 31...eight points and seven boards vs. No. 10 Arizona on Jan. 23...season highs were 16 points and 10 boards vs. UC Riverside on Nov. 27...earned his Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in communications and sociology at ASU's Dec. 15 mid-year commencement...Pac-10 top rebounder last year at 9.1 per game...averaged 12.4 points and 9.7 rebounds in Pac-10 play last year...his 9.7 rebounds per game in Pac-10 games was a conference best...honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection...five straight double-figure rebounding games from Jan. 6-20, 2001.
#12 KENNY CRANDALL: Missed six games from Feb. 2-Feb. 2 as he sprained a ligament in his right foot on Jan. 31, at Stanford...in Pac-10 games he is shooting 21-of-46 (.457) from the three-point stripe...has scored in double figures in five games on the year...averaged 6.6 points, shot 19-of-36 (.528) from the floor and was 5-of-6 (.833) from the free throw line in the eight games (counting Stanford) before the Jan. 31 injury...is 34-of-78 (.436) from the three-point stripe on the year...12 points and six boards, including 3-of-5 from the three-point stripe, off the bench vs. No. 18 USC on Jan. 19...14 points on 5-of-5 shooting vs. Oregon on Jan. 6...14 points in season-high 33 minutes vs. Oregon State on Jan. 4...had 10 points and seven boards in first start of season on Dec. 22 at OSU...had 22 points vs. Prairie View A & M on Dec. 1, including 19 in the first half...played in 1998-99, Rob Evans' first year, and then went on a two-year Mormon Mission to Eugene, Ore.
#14 CURTIS MILLAGE: Averaging 14.3 points in past 15 games...has team-leading 45 steals on the year...40-of-51 (.784) from the free throw line in the past 14 games...averaging 5.2 boards in his past 12 games...has led the team in rebounding in three of the past 10 games, including career-high 11 at California on Feb. 2...averaging 31.0 minutes in the past eight games...has made 22-of-27 (.815) free throws in the past six games...15 points and career-high six assists vs. No. 17 Stanford on March 2...has earned CollegeInsider.com All-Junior College Transfer Team honors...had career-highs with 27 points and four three-pointers at No. 14 Arizona on Feb. 20...the only Sun Devil to play 40 minutes in a game this year, as he went the distance vs. Washington Feb. 9 and had 17 points, including 6-of-6 fom the free throw line...had 14 points and eight boards vs. Washington State on Feb. 7...14 points (6-of-10 shooting) and six boards in 34 minutes at No. 18 Stanford on Jan. 31...19 points and eight boards vs. No. 10 Arizona on Jan. 23...15 points and seven boards vs. No. 9 UCLA on Jan. 17...24 points at Washington State on Jan. 12...15 points at Washington on Jan. 10...17 points vs. Oregon on Jan. 6...named to the all-tournament team of ASU's holiday tournament after scoring 19 vs. Northwestern on Dec. 29...had 13 points and eight boards at Oregon State on Dec. 22...had 15 points at Oregon on Dec. 20 in Pac-10 opener...led ASU with 18 points, including 10-of-13 from the free throw line, against Utah on Dec. 4 at America West Arena...had 12 points at BYU on Nov. 24...16 points in season opener vs. Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 17.
#20 BRAD NAHRA: Former walkon who has appeared in 68 games in four-year career...has played in the past nine games...played 32 minutes at No. 20 UCLA and had four assists...averaged 7.8 points and 20.0 minutes in final five games of 2001...had team-high 12 points in 19 minutes vs. #8 Arizona on Feb. 21, 2001...had 11 points in career-high 26 minutes in win over Oregon on March 3, 2001...made 9-of-10 free throws to end last year and averaged 11.4 minutes per game in Pac-10 play...made 13-of-17 FTs in Pac-10 play in 2001.
#42 SHAWN REDHAGE: An excellent student-athlete who has a 3.4 GPA in construction science...2001 Pac-10 All-Academic selection...has made 30-of-40 (.750) from the free throw line this year...had a season-high 13 points at California on Feb. 2...averaging 17.5 minutes and 6.5 points in the past 13 games and is shooting 53.7 percent (36-of-67) from the field in that time...posted eight points and six boards in 15 minutes at No. 20 UCLA on Feb. 16...matched a season high with 24 minutes vs. Washington on Feb. 9 and had six points and six boards...had 12 points and five boards vs. Washington State on Feb.7...also had seven assists and six boards vs. UCLA on Jan. 17...set season-high with 24 minutes at Washington State on Jan. 12 and posted eight points...has made 169-of-209 (.809) free throws in his three-year career, tied for the fourth-best mark in ASU history...seven points in 15 minutes vs. Oregon on Jan. 6.
#52 CHAD PREWITT: Averaging 19.3 points and 7.6 boards in the past 19 games...a NABC District 15 second-team selection...23-of-45 (.511) from the three-point stripe in the past 12 games...has 12 20-point games on the year (27 games) after posting just two in his first three seasons (89 games)...has eight career double-doubles and four this year...has led ASU in scoring in 14 of the past 19 games...averaging 31.8 minutes per game in the past nine contests...had 18 points and eight boards vs. No. 17 Stanford on March 2...had 19 points and six boards vs. No. 21 California on Feb. 28...had 15 points and eight boards at No. 14 Arizona on Feb. 20...had 22 points, including 5-of-5 from the three-point stripe, and eight boards at No. 20 UCLA on Feb. 16...had a career-high 33 points (13-of-20 shooting) vs. UW on Feb. 9...22 points, six boards and six assists vs. No. 10 Arizona on Jan. 23...21 points and 12 boards in 37 minutes vs. No. 18 USC on Jan. 19...22 points and eight boards vs. No. 9 UCLA on Jan. 17...13 points, six boards and seven assists in Jan. 12 win at WSU...24 points and eight boards at UW on Jan. 10...tallied back-to-back career highs in the sweep of Oregon schools with 25 vs. OSU and 27 vs. UO and also had a career-high 12 boards vs. the Ducks on Jan. 6.