End Of Season Notes For Men's Basketball

March 24, 2009

25 WINS: ASU posted 25 wins for the first time since the 1974-75 team led by Lionel Hollins went 25-4. ASU's school record for wins is 26 set in 1962-63 (26-3). ASU also won 24 games in 1980-81 (24-4). That 1980-81 team had three starters become NBA first round draft picks in Fat Lever (21st pick in 1981), Fat Lever (11th pick in 1982) and Byron Scott (fourth pick in 1983).

MOST WINS
1. 26 - 1963
2. 25 - 2009; 1975
4. 24 - 1995; 1981
6. 23 - 1962; 1961
8. 22 - 1980
9. 21 - 2008
10. 20 - 2003; 1991

SPARKY MAKES FREE THROWS: ASU shot .737 from the free throw line this year, the sixth-best mark in ASU history and third-best in past 22 seasons. ASU shot 73.9 percent last season (2007-09).

HIGHEST FREE THROW PERCENTAGE
1. 75.6 - 1978
2. 75.4 - 1955
3. 74.6 - 1998; 1987
5. 73.9 - 2008
6. 73.7 - 2009

SUN DEVILS SHOOT THREE-POINTERS: ASU set the school record for three-pointers made (288) and attempted (778). ASU made at least eight three-pointers in each of its final eight games 71-of-174/.408), including 13-of-30 (.433) from Derek Glasser and 16-of-30 (.533) from Ty Abbott.

THREE POINTERS MADE
1. 288 - 2009
2. 263 - 1993
3. 244 - 2008
4. 218 - 2005
5. 212 - 1995

THREE POINTERS ATTEMPTED
1. 778 - 2009
2. 772 - 1993
3. 688 - 2008
4. 630 - 1995
5. 628 - 1994

DEFENSE: Just how good has the Sun Devil defense been the past three years under Herb Sendek? ASU has given up less than 62 points per game in each of the past three seasons, the best back-to-back-to-back seasons since the middle of the past century. ASU's 60.5 points per game allowed this year is the fourth-best in school history and best since the 1949-50 team gave up 59.8 points per game.

LOWEST DEFENSIVE POINT AVERAGE
1. 46.5 - 1948
2. 47.6 - 1949
3. 59.8 - 1950
4. 60.5 - 2009
5. 61.8 - 2007
6. 61.9 - 2008

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