Game Notes From Xavier Men's Hoops Game

Dec. 15, 2007

*ASU's 77-55 win over No. 17 Xavier on Saturday is the largest win over a ranked team in school history. The previous best was ASU's 20-point win at top-ranked Oregon State (87-67) on March 7, 1981.

Margin, Score, Date
(22)--ASU 77, #17 Xavier 55 (Dec. 15, 2007)
(20)--#5 ASU 87, @#1 Oregon State 67 (March 7, 1981)
(19)--ASU 89, #5 San Francisco 70 (Dec. 3, 1977)
(18)--ASU 71, #6 Colorado 53 (Dec. 21, 1962)
(17)--ASU 79, #13 Michigan 62 (Nov. 22, 1994)
(17)--ASU 95, #3 USC 78 (Dec. 1, 1971)
(16)--ASU 88, #10 Arizona 72 (Jan. 23, 2002)

OTHER NOTES
*ASU has now won its past two games against ranked foes, as its last game against a ranked opponent was on Feb. 18, 2007, and it topped No. 22 USC 68-58.

*ASU's first non-conference home win over a ranked opponent since No. 14 Arizona State beat No. 7 Ohio State 71-58 on Dec. 20, 1980.

*ASU's highest-ranked non-conference win since 97-90 win over seventh-ranked Maryland on Nov. 23, 1994.

*It marked Xavier's worst defeat since an 80-49 loss to La Salle in the 1999-2000 season.

*ASU's 59.5 shooting percentage is the best against Xavier since Elite Eight-bound St. Joseph's in 2003-2004 shot 60 percent. That St. Joseph's team was undefeated for all of the regular season.

*ASU held Xavier to just Our shooting percentage is the worst since we shot 29.8 percent at UC in 2004-05.

*The win was Herb Sendek's 31st against a ranked team.

COACH SENDEK'S WINS AGAINST RANKED TEAMS (31)
Date~ Score
Dec. 15, 2007 ~ Arizona State 77, #17 Xavier 55
Feb. 18, 2007 ~ Arizona State 68, #22 USC 58
Jan. 10, 2006 ~ NC State 78, @#15 Boston College 60
Dec. 30, 2005 ~ NC State 79, #12 George Washington 58
Mar. 20, 2005 ~ NC State 65, #13 UCONN 62 (NCAA Tournament at Worcester, Mass.)
Mar. 11, 2005 ~ NC State 81, #3 Wake Forest 65 (ACC Tournament at Greensboro)
Feb. 16, 2005 ~ NC State 82, #22 Maryland 63
Jan. 16, 2005 ~ NC State 76, #8 Georgia Tech 68
Mar. 6, 2004 ~ NC State 81, @#11 Wake Forest 70
Feb. 25, 2004 ~ NC State 79, @#18 Georgia Tech 69
Feb. 15, 2004 ~ NC State 78, #1 Duke 74
Feb. 4, 2004 ~ NC State 73, #16 Wake Forest 68
Jan. 24, 2004 ~ NC State 76, #11 Georgia Tech 72
Mar. 15, 2003 ~ NC State 87, #9 Wake Forest 83 (ACC Tournament at Greensboro)
Jan. 22, 2003 ~ NC State 80, #3 Duke 71
Mar. 9, 2002 ~ NC State 86, #2 Maryland 82 (ACC Tournament at Charlotte)
Feb. 6, 2002 ~ NC State 85, #8 Virginia 68
Jan. 5, 2002 ~ NC State 81, @#4 Virginia 74
Dec. 8, 2001 ~ NC State 82, @#9 Syracuse 68
Feb. 7, 2001 ~ NC State 90, #6 Virginia 80
Jan. 6, 2000 ~ NC State 68, #12 Maryland 66
Dec. 1, 1999 ~ NC State 61, @#19 Purdue 59
Dec. 23, 1998 ~ NC State 62, #23 Oklahoma 58 (San Juan, P.R.)
Feb. 21, 1998 ~ NC State 86, @#1 North Carolina 72
Dec. 4, 1997 ~ NC State 71, @#22 Georgia Tech 69 (OT)
Nov. 11, 1997 ~ NC State 47, #19 Georgia 45 (Meadowlands)
Mar. 8, 1997 ~ NC State 65, #22 Maryland 58 (ACC Tournament at Greensboro)
Mar. 7, 1997 ~ NC State 66, #7 Duke 60 (ACC Tournament at Greensboro)
Feb. 17, 1997 ~ NC State 60, @#4 Wake Forest 59 (OT)
Feb. 1, 1997 ~ NC State 58, #7 Clemson 54
Mar. 16, 1995 ~ Miami (Ohio) 71, #15 Arizona 62 (NCAA Tournament @Dayton)

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