Men's Hoops Starts Fast and Wins By 32, 91-59

Nov. 28, 2007

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ASU (4-1) posted 37-point first-half leads on three occasions in cruising to a 91-59 win over Florida Gulf Coast (2-5) of the Atlantic Sun Conference. ASU shot 19-of-32 from the field (.594) in the first half and was led by freshman James Harden's 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting.

Ty Abbott and Christian Polk added 15 each, while junior Jeff Pendergraph added 10 points and five boards as he played just four minutes in the second half as 11 Sun Devils saw double-digit minutes.

Coupled with its 75-41 win over Cal Poly on Monday, it marked the first time ASU won back-to-back games by at least 30 points since it beat Montana State (107-74) and Penn (94-62) on Dec. 20-21, 1990. ASU has won four straight for the first time since starting the 2005-2006 season 4-0.

ASU next plays Big 12 member Nebraska (4-1) on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT/Noon MT on ESPNU and KTAR 620 AM.

ASU made 14 three-pointers in 30 attempts (.467), tied for second most in school history. ASU made 16-of-51 in the season opener on Dec. 1, 1992, while three other times the Sun Devils made 14, the last being against USC on March 13, 1993.

It marked the most points since a 98-94 home loss to USC on Jan. 15, 2005.

ASU led 54-26 at the half, the most points at intermission since it led USC 58-30 in Tempe on Feb. 13, 2003.

ASU also had 24 assists, the most since it had 24 vs. California on Feb. 5, 2005.

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