Women's Hoops Heads to Arizona on Wednesday
Jan. 24, 2005
TEMPE, Ariz. -
After wins over Oregon State and Oregon last weekend in Tempe, the Arizona State Sun Devils begin the second half of Pac-10 play, traveling to Tucson, Ariz., to take on the Arizona Wildcats on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the McKale Center. Both teams bring identical 14-5 overall records and 6-3 Pac-10 marks into Wednesday's game and stand in a three-way tie (with UCLA) for third place in the league standings. Arizona State has won its last two games and four of its last five and open the second half of league action with a tough three-game road stretch to Arizona, California and No. 5/3 Stanford. The Sun Devils head to Tucson hoping for their third straight victory in the series with Arizona. ASU also looks to snap a three-game losing streak at the McKale Center and get the team's first win in Tucson since 2001.
ExposureAll of Arizona State's games will be broadcast live or on tape delay on NBC 1190 AM with 28-year Valley broadcaster Jeff Munn (play-by-play) and Phoenix Mercury general manager Seth Sulka (color) calling the action. Munn, who is a fill-in radio play-by-play announcer for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the club's public address announcer, is in the first year of his second stint as ASU's play-by-play voice. All of ASU's radio broadcasts are available live on the internet at www.thesundevils.com.
In the Series with ArizonaArizona State holds a 36-24 advantage in the all-time series with Arizona, including a 15-13 advantage in games played in Tucson. The Sun Devils won the first meeting this season with a 69-47 victory on Jan. 3 at Wells Fargo Arena. Junior Kristen Kovesdy led the Sun Devils with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting in that game. Last season, the two teams split a pair of meetings with each school winning on its home floor. Then No. 25 Arizona turned in an 81-60 victory on Jan. 2 in Tucson, while Arizona State garnered a 68-60 win over the Wildcats on Jan. 31 in Tempe. The Sun Devils have claimed seven of the last 10 games in the series but have lost the last three at Arizona's McKale Center. ASU last earned a victory in Tucson on Feb. 24, 2001 when the Pac-10 co-champion Sun Devils downed the Wildcats 70-67 in overtime.
The series with Arizona is the longest for the Sun Devils and dates back to the 1975-76 season, the first year of varsity women's basketball at Arizona State (although the teams played another seven games before that first varsity season with UA winning five of seven). ASU snapped a 14-game losing streak to the Wildcats in 2000-01 with its first season sweep of the U-of-A since 1991-92. The Sun Devils won 18 of the first 20 meetings, including a streak of 16 games that encompassed eight full seasons (1978-79 to 1985-86).
Arizona brings a 14-5 overall record and a 6-3 Pac-10 mark into Wednesday night's game with ASU. The Wildcats have won their last three games, including a 69-60 decision over Oregon and an 86-65 victory over Oregon State last weekend. Arizona holds a 9-1 mark at home this season and had its 34-home winning streak (then the longest in the nation) snapped earlier this season against Stanford. Senior guard Dee-Dee Wheeler leads the team and is ranked second in the Pac-10 in scoring at 18.5 points per game, while junior center Shawntinice Polk paces the Wildcats and ranks third in the league with 8.3 rebounds per contest. Polk also adds 13.4 points per game (seventh in the Pac-10) and is third in the conference in field goal percentage at 60.2 percent.
Arizona ConnectionArizona State junior Jenny Thigpin was a high school teammate of Arizona redshirt junior Shawntinice Polk at Hanford (Calif.) High School. Thigpin, a 6-3 forward, and Polk, a 6-5 center, led the Hanford Lady Pups to three straight league titles (1999-01) and the 2001 CIF Division II state championship.
One Season Ago...Arizona State is one game ahead of the pace of last year's team with its 14-5 record this season. Last year, ASU held a 13-6 mark through the first 19 games of the season and finished with a 17-12 overall record. ASU has also matched the 6-3 record that last year's squad turned in through the first half of Pac-10 play. ASU went 5-4 over the final nine league games last year to tie for third with an 11-7 Pac-10 record. That was just one win shy of the school record for Pac-10 wins of 12 accomplished by the 2000-01 Pac-10 co-champions and the 2001-02 Pac-10 Tournament champions. ASU was 7-2 through the first nine games of league action in 2001 and 6-3 in 2002.
Road WarriorsAfter finishing with a 4-11 road record last year (4-8 away, 0-3 neutral), the Sun Devils have turned in a 6-4 mark away from home this season, including an upset at then No. 11/14 Georgia on Dec. 7, a win in the team's Pac-10 opener at Washington State on Dec. 27 and a Jan. 14 victory at No. 19/19 UCLA. This season, ASU is 3-4 in away games and 3-0 at neutral-site contests, playing eight of its first 12 games of the year and four of its first seven Pac-10 games away from home.
ASU already has a pair of league road wins (at WSU and at 19th-ranked UCLA) this season after going 3-6 in Pac-10 road games last year (victories at California, Oregon State and Oregon). The team played six of its last eight games away from Wells Fargo Arena last season, dropping their last six (0-5 away, 0-1 neutral).
Defense Against Pac-10 OpponentsFor the second time this season, Arizona State set the school record for fewest points allowed in a Pac-10 game, holding Oregon State to just 38 in last week's 50-38 victory. Earlier this season, ASU had held Washington State to 39 points in a Dec. 27 win. Arizona State allowed then No. 19 UCLA 42 points in its Jan. 14 victory, 31 points below the Bruins' then league-leading average of 73.0 points per game. ASU's 44 points in that game marked the fewest points that the Sun Devils have ever scored in a victory.
Including a 69-47 victory over Arizona on Jan. 3, the Sun Devils have held a Pac-10 opponent to 50 points or fewer four times this year and 14 times in ASU's 19 years in the league. Thirteen of those 14 low-scoring efforts have come under ninth-year head coach Charli Turner Thorne. Turner Thorne's squads have led the Pac-10 in scoring defense in two seasons (2000-01 and 2001-02) and set the Pac-10 record for fewest points allowed at 59.1 points per game in 2001-02. This year, the Sun Devils are allowing a league-low 51.8 points per contest (seventh in the nation), while last year, ASU finished second in the league in scoring defense at 61.1 points per game.
Fewest Points Allowed by ASU in a Pac-10 Game1. 38 vs. Oregon State (50-38 win), 1/20/052. 39 at Washington State (67-39 win), 12/27/043. 40 vs. Oregon (65-40 win), 2/19/04 40 at California (56-40 win), 1/26/02 40 vs. Washington (68-40 win), 1/12/026. 42 vs. UCLA (44-42 win), 1/14/05 42 vs. UCLA (64-42 win), 2/16/02 42 vs. Oregon (79-42 win), 1/30/93
Turner Thorne First in All-Time Wins at ASUWith Arizona State's 44-42 victory over then No. 19 UCLA on Jan. 14 in Los Angeles, ninth-year head coach Charli Turner Thorne became the all-time winningest coach in Arizona State women's basketball history. She now holds a 137-117 record at ASU and has passed Juliene Simpson who notched a 134-92 mark in eight seasons in Tempe (1979-87). Turner Thorne tied Simpson's mark with ASU's Jan. 9 win over California.
Turner Thorne has led her Sun Devils to a school-record five consecutive postseason bids including WNIT appearances in 2000, 2003 and 2004 and ASU's first back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 20 years in 2001 and 2002. ASU previously had advanced to postseason play in three straight seasons (NWIT runner-up in 1981, NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 1982 and 1983). After a 17-12 mark in 2003-04, Turner Thorne became only the second coach in school history to lead the Sun Devils to four consecutive winning seasons. The last time ASU had four straight winning campaigns was under Juliene Simpson from 1980-81 to 1983-84.
Since Turner Thorne took over the reins of the program in 1996-97, the Sun Devils have regained the national prominence the team enjoyed in the early 1990s. In 2000-01, Turner Thorne's Sun Devils captured ASU's first Pac-10 Championship, an NCAA berth, a return to the national rankings and the team's first 20-win season in nine years, while her 2001-02 squad tied the school mark for single-season wins with a 25-9 record, advanced to the NCAA Tournament and won the inaugural Pac-10 Tournament Championship.
Last Time OutSophomore Emily Westerberg scored a career-high 26 points to lead Arizona State to a 74-65 win over Oregon Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena.
The Sun Devils scored seven straight points to take a 15-8 lead with 9:08 to play in the first half, but the Ducks tied it up with a 7-0 run of their own, 15-15 with 5:17 left. Neither team led by more than three over the next three minutes, and Oregon tied the game at 19 with a three-point play by sophomore Eleanor Haring. ASU scored the final four points of the opening frame to take a 23-19 halftime lead.
Oregon scored the first five points of the second half to tie the game at 23 with 18:22 to play. The Ducks would tie it twice more before sophomore Aubree Johnson made a free throw and senior Kylan Loney drained a three-pointer to put the Sun Devils ahead for good, 34-20 with 12:20 to play. Loney knocked down two more three-pointers and Westerberg had six points as ASU pushed its lead to 15 points. Oregon cut the lead to six, but ASU made 13 of 16 free throws down the stretch to hang on for the 74-65 victory.
Westerberg had 17 of her career-best 26 points in the second half. She finished the game 8-of-15 from the field and made all eight of her free throw attempts to go along with five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Loney turned in 13 points, including 3-of-5 three-point attempts. Johnson added 10 points off the bench, while Johnson and junior Amy Denson each had seven rebounds to lead the Sun Devils. Senior Cathrine Kraayeveld had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Ducks.
After shooting 34.4 percent in the first half, the Sun Devils knocked down 51.9 percent of their field goals in the second half and finished with a season-high nine blocks.
Balanced ScoringThe Sun Devils have gotten balanced scoring so far this year with six different players leading the team in scoring in the team's 19 games. Sophomore Emily Westerberg scored a career-best (and team season-high) 26 points in last week's win over Oregon, while senior Betsy Boardman and junior Kristen Kovesdy each had 13 points in a Jan. 20 victory over Oregon State. ASU has two players averaging in double figures for scoring (and another just shy of double figures) with less than two points separating the trio. Westerberg is leading the team and ranked 12th in the Pac-10 at 11.7 points per game, while Kovesdy checks in at 16th in the league at 10.8 points per game. Senior Kylan Loney is just out of the Pac-10 statistics at 9.9 points per game. In a Nov. 27 win over Prairie View A&M, all 13 Sun Devils scored two or more points, while Arizona State has nine players averaging at least 3.0 points per game this year.
Kovesdy has led the team in scoring seven times, including 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting Jan. 3 against Arizona. Westerberg has accomplished the feat five times, turning in 18 points in ASU's Dec. 21 win over No. 8 Connecticut and 22 Jan. 7 vs. eighth-ranked Stanford, while Loney scored a season-high 23 points, including 5-of-9 three-point attempts, in ASU's Dec. 7 victory at then No. 11/14 Georgia.
In addition to scoring, the Sun Devils are also getting balanced rebounding this season with seven different players leading the team in the category in at least one game. Westerberg is leading the team and tied for 19th in the league with 4.9 rebounds per game, including an average of 8.8 boards in the last four games, while junior Amy Denson (4.6), sophomore Aubree Johnson (4.5) and senior Carrie Buckner (4.4) trail closely behind. Westerberg pulled down a career-best 14 rebounds Jan. 20 against Oregon State, while Johnson had a season-best nine rebounds in that game and seven two days later against Oregon. Denson pulled down seven rebounds, including a season-best six offensive boards, Jan. 9 against Cal and had seven Jan. 22 against the Ducks. Buckner grabbed a season-high eight rebounds Jan. 9 against the Golden Bears. Seven Sun Devils are averaging at least 2.0 boards per contest.
Westerberg's WaysSophomore forward Emily Westerberg is leading the Sun Devils and ranked 12th in the Pac-10 in scoring at 11.7 points per game. She is also ASU's top rebounder this year, pulling down 4.9 boards per game to tie for 19th in league statistics. In Pac-10 play, Westerberg is averaging 12.3 points (11th) and 6.4 rebounds per game (eighth) to pace the squad, including 22 points Jan. 7 against Stanford and a career-best 26 last week against Oregon.
Westerberg has turned in a team-best 11 games in double figures this season. She scored 18 points in ASU's Dec. 21 upset of eighth-ranked Connecticut and has moved into the team rebounding lead after averaging 8.8 boards per game in the last four contests, including 11 Jan. 14 at UCLA and a career-best 14 Jan. 20 vs. Oregon State.
A first-team Pac-10 All-Freshman selection last season, Westerberg continues to be outstanding from the free throw line. She is ranked third in the Pac-10 and 27th in the nation at 87.0 percent from the charity stripe (60-69), including a 6-of-6 effort Dec. 21 against UConn. In the last four games, Westerberg has made 88.2 percent of her free throw attempts (15-17), including a perfect 8-for-8 afternoon Saturday against the Ducks.
Getting It Done on DefenseArizona State has established itself as one of the top defensive teams in the Pac-10 Conference. The Sun Devils have led the league in at least one defensive category in each of the last seven seasons (1998-99 to present). Last year, ASU paced the Pac-10 in rebounding defense (32.2 rpg) and three-point field goal defense (30.4 percent allowed) and finished second in scoring defense (61.1 ppg). By allowing just 32.2 rebounds per game, ASU set a school record for rebounding defense in 2003-04, besting the previous low of 33.3 by the 2001-02 Pac-10 Tournament championship squad. ASU also led the Pac-10 in three-point defense for the third straight year and the fifth time in six seasons in 2003-04.
This season, the Sun Devils lead the Pac-10 in scoring defense (51.8 points per game), rebounding defense (31.0 rebounds per game) and three-point defense (23.4 percent). Arizona State is also ranked seventh in the nation in scoring defense. ASU has held 12 of its 19 opponents under 60 points and four under 40 points, setting the school record for fewest points by a Pac-10 opponent in a 50-38 win over Oregon State on Jan. 20. The Sun Devils tied the school record for fewest points allowed (in all games) after holding Prairie View A&M to just 30 points on Nov. 27. The very next game, ASU almost tied the school record again with a 71-31 victory over Alabama State. ASU also outrebounded Prairie View A&M by a margin of 43-9 in the victory.
In the last seven seasons (since the start of the 1998-99 season to present), the Sun Devils have allowed opponents to just 61.8 points and 33.7 rebounds per game and 28.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc (12,229 points, 6,678 rebounds, 539-1864 three-pointers, 198 games).
Keeping Up with KovesdyJunior forward Kristen Kovesdy leads the Pac-10 in field goal percentage this season, shooting 61.9 percent from the field (91-147). She would also rank seventh in the NCAA but falls four field goals short of the statistical minimum (5.0 per game). In Pac-10 play, Kovesdy has shot 62.7 percent from the field (42-67), including a 6-of-7 showing Dec. 29 at Washington and an 8-of-11 night Jan. 3 against Arizona. Kovesdy finished second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage last year at 55.7 percent, the seventh-best season effort by a Sun Devil, and already ranks second on the ASU career field goal percentage chart at 55.6 percent (300-540).
Kovesdy is second on the team and 16th in the Pac-10 in scoring at 10.8 points per game this season, less than a point behind sophomore Emily Westerberg for the team lead (11.7). Kovesdy has paced the Sun Devils in scoring in a team-best seven games and is second on the team with 10 games in double figures for scoring. She led the Sun Devils with 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting in ASU's season-opening victory over Virginia on Nov. 11. She turned in a season-high 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting in the win against Gonzaga in the championship game of the Wells Fargo Holiday Classic on Dec. 4. On Dec. 21 against No. 8 UConn, she finished second on the team with 14 points, going 6-of-6 from the field, and paced the team with 13 points at Washington on Dec. 29. She also had a team-best 18 on 8-of-11 shooting Jan. 3 against then No. 25 Arizona.
Loney Lights It UpWith three three-pointers in last week's win over Oregon, senior guard Kylan Loney needs just one more trey to tie the school career record for three-pointers made. The 2004 first-team All-Pac-10 selection has drained 133 threes in her career and and is one shy of Crystal Cobb's 134 treys from 1989-94. Fellow senior Betsy Boardman ranks third on the ASU career list with 122 three-pointers made, while Loney also needs just five more attempts to tie Cobb's career mark of 392 three-point tries.
Loney knocked down 3-of-5 long-range attempts vs. the Ducks and is on her way to shaking the slump that has seen her shoot just 22.4 percent (11-49) from beyond the arc in the last nine contests. This season, she has shot 33.3 percent from three-point land (30-90) but just 26.3 percent in Pac-10 play so far (11-42).
Loney, who finished sixth in the Pac-10 in three-point shooting last year at 37.8 percent, shot just 16.7 percent from three-point range (2-12) in the first three games of this season but knocked down 58.6 percent of her threes (17-29) in the next five. She had a similar start last year, shooting 15.4 percent in the first five games and lighting it up for 41.0 percent in the last 24 contests (41-100).
Loney ranks third on the team in scoring at 9.9 points per game. She had been leading the squad in scoring but has fallen to third with 8.1 points per game in league action. In ASU's Dec. 7 upset of No. 11/14 Georgia, Loney tied her career bests with five three-pointers and nine three-point attempts and was named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week for the second time in her career. Against Stanford on Jan. 7, she knocked down 4-of-4 three-pointers and finished second on the team with 14 points.
A Little Help From Their FriendsArizona State ranks second in the Pac-10 and 29th in the NCAA with an average of 16.5 assists per game. The Sun Devils have had assists on 70.4 percent of their field goals this season (314 on 446 field goals), including 17 of 21 Dec. 21 vs. UConn, 18 of 23 Jan. 7 against Stanford and 13 of 15 Jan. 20 against Oregon State.
Like in scoring and rebounding, the Sun Devils have remarkable balance in assists with three players tied for the team lead with 44 assists apiece. Junior forward Amy Denson and senior guards Kylan Loney and Carrie Buckner are all tied for first on the team with 2.3 assists per game, while sophomore Emily Westerberg is just behind with 2.1 dishes per contest (40 assists). Denson turned in a career-best seven in ASU's Nov. 27 win over Prairie View. Denson has continued to improve her passing in each of her three seasons at ASU. Last year, she nearly doubled her assists total from her freshman year, averaging 1.5 assists per game compared to 0.8 in her rookie season.
Buckner has averaged 2.9 assists per game in league play (26) and has the best assist-to-turnover ratio on the squad (1.47) with 44 assists and 30 turnovers. She would rank third in the Pac-10 in the category but falls short of the minimum of 3.0 assists per game.
Loney dished out a season-high six Dec. 4 against Gonzaga. With 342 assists in her four years at ASU, Loney is ranked seventh on the ASU career lists and should finish her career in ASU's top five.
Sun Devil Quick Hits
... Starting this week at Arizona, Arizona State will play five of its next seven games on the road with trips to the Bay Area and the state of Oregon on the horizon in February.
... The Sun Devils scored 74 points in last Saturday's victory over Oregon, snapping a stretch that had seen them score just 46.3 points per game and turn in three of their four lowest scoring outputs of the year in the previous three contests. ASU's 74 points against the Ducks marked the most points for the team in 13 games, since a 77-58 win over Gonzaga on Dec. 4.
... Sophomore Aubree Johnson and junior Amy Denson have both stepped up their rebounding in Pac-10 play. Johnson is averaging 5.0 boards per game in league play, up from 4.5 in all games, while Denson is up to 4.9 in conference action (4.6 rpg overall). Johnson had a season-high nine rebounds Jan. 20 against Oregon State and has averaged 8.0 boards in the last two contests, and Denson has turned in 6.5 rebounds per game in the last two. Johnson and Denson each had seven rebounds to lead the team in last week's win over Oregon.
... The Sun Devils have averaged 39.6 rebounds per game in the last five contests (198), including 50 rebounds and 21 offensive boards (both season bests) last week against Oregon State. On the year, ASU is averaging 36.2 rebounds (eighth in the Pac-10) but is holding opponents to a league-low 31.0 boards per tilt.
... Senior guard/forward Betsy Boardman made her first two starts of the season last week against Oregon State and Oregon. With 13 points Jan. 20 against Oregon State, she became the 14th Sun Devil in school history to join the 1,000-point club. The fifth-year senior, who has come back from two ACL tears (one in each knee), now has 1,010 career points. Boardman has played in 110 career games with 92 starts and has averaged 9.2 points per game in her five years in Tempe.
... The Sun Devils hold an 12-0 record this season when scoring 60 points or more and are 13-0 when holding opponents to 59 points or less.
... ASU had its best three-point shooting effort since beginning Pac-10 play in last week's win over the Ducks. The team knocked down 40.0 percent of its attempts from beyond the arc (6-15) against Oregon. Arizona State is shooting just 26.0 percent from three-point land in Pac-10 play (27-104), compared to 31.5 percent in all games. On the flip side, the Sun Devils are only allowing Pac-10 opponents to shoot a conference-low 20.6 percent from beyond the arc (20-97).
... ASU had just 16.5 turnovers per game last weekend after averaging 22.0 per game in the previous three. Turnovers have troubled the Sun Devils in league play. ASU is averaging 19.6 turnovers per game in Pac-10 action and holds a -0.3 turnover margin since beginning conference play on Dec. 27.
... ASU averaged 25.0 miscues per game in its first three contests of the season but had just 16.7 in its next seven non-conference games. On the season, ASU is turning the ball over 19.4 times and forcing 22.7 turnovers per game (fifth in the Pac-10 in turnover margin at +3.26).
... ASU got to the free throw line 31 times Jan. 20 against Oregon State after shooting just a combined total of just 21 times in its two previous two games (9 at UCLA, 12 at USC). The team has a season average of 19.8 free throw attempts per game.
... Only six of ASU's opponents have shot more free throws than the Sun Devils this season (2-4 record in those games). ASU has attempted more free throws (376) than any team in the league but is connecting on just 66.0 percent of the team's attempts from the line (ninth in the Pac-10).
... ASU ranks third in the Pac-10 with 11.1 steals per game after finishing third in the Pac-10 in the category last season (10.0 steals per game). The Sun Devils reached double figures for steals in 19 of 29 games last year with a season high of 17. Arizona State has been in double figures for steals in 14 of its 19 games this year and turned in a season-high 19 steals in its Nov. 20 win over San Diego with four Sun Devils turning in three steals apiece in the victory.
... Senior Carrie Buckner is leading the team and ranked sixth in the Pac-10 with 2.4 steals per game. She had a season-high five in ASU's Dec. 4 win over Gonzaga and five again Dec. 29 at Washington. Buckner is ranked fourth on the ASU career list with 201 steals in her four seasons in Tempe.
... Freshman Reagan Pariseau has shot 53.3 percent from the field in the last five games (8-15), including 5-of-9 attempts from beyond the three-point arc. She led the team with 11 points with three treys in ASU's Jan. 14 win over UCLA. She also tied a career high with four assists Jan. 16 at USC. Pariseau is averaging 4.2 points per game and is second on the team in free throw percentage, knocking down 76.5 percent of her attempts from the charity stripe (26-34).
... Prior to shooting 29.5 percent Dec. 18 at New Mexico, ASU had been leading the Pac-10 in field goal percentage this year at 47.0 percent and is now fifth in the league at 42.6 percent. Prior to New Mexico, ASU had shot 49.4 percent from the field in its previous four games, including a season-high 62.3 percent (38-61) Nov. 27 against Prairie View A&M.
... ASU has shot just 24.8 percent from three-point land in its last 10 games (31-125), including a season-low 0-for-6 effort Jan. 9 against California and a 1-of-11 night Jan. 20 vs. Oregon State. In the previous five games, the Sun Devils had shot 53.6 percent from three-point land (30-56), including a season-high 60.0 percent in their Nov. 27 win over Prairie View A&M. ASU tied the school record with nine three-pointers made in the game vs. the Lady Panthers. ASU knocked down 50.0 percent of its three-pointers (7-14). Dec. 7 at then No. 11/14 Georgia.
... The Sun Devils had climbed as high as second in the Pac-10 in three-point shooting but have dropped to eighth after the team's recent drought (31.5 percent on the season, 67-213). Last year, the team finished fifth in the Pac-10 in three-point shooting (33.8 percent) but shot just 20.0 percent from beyond the arc in their first three games this year (6-30).
Up NextWednesday's game at Arizona begins a three-game road stretch for the Sun Devils who will play five of their next seven away from the friendly confines of Wells Fargo Arena. Arizona State travels to the Bay Area next week, taking on California on Thursday, Feb. 3 and No. 5/3 Stanford on Saturday, Feb. 5. The contest with the Cardinal, which has won its last 17 home games (and its last 33 Pac-10 home games), will be televised nationally at 12 p.m. PT (1 p.m. MT) by Fox Sports Net.
Arizona State returns to Wells Fargo Arena on Feb. 10 and 12, playing host to USC and UCLA, respectively. The Sun Devils have won 13 of their last 14 home games.