Pretty Darn Good On the Road...
June 2, 2010
Some of the players say it is the great preparation by the staff.
Maybe it had something to do with having two NBA draft picks two years ago.
Some of it might have to do with Derek Glasser being the school's best free throw shooter.
Whatever it is, Coach Herb Sendek has turned ASU into one of the better road teams in the Pac-10 over the past three seasons.
ASU is the only league team to post a winning road record in league tilts in each of the past two seasons, as it has gone 5-4 in each season. And over the past three seasons, ASU (14-13) and UCLA (17-10) are the only two schools with a winning road record in league tilts.
ASU won five Pac-10 road games for just the sixth time in its 32-year history i 2009-10. It went 8-1 in 1980-81, 7-2 in 1979-80 and 5-4 in 2009-10, 2008-09, 1994-95 and 1982-83.
Arizona State (10-8/.556)
Oregon State (6-12/.333)
PAC-10 ROAD RECORDS (2007-10/ PAST THREE SEASONS)
Arizona State (14-13/.519)
Washington State (12-15/.444)
Oregon State (6-21/.222)
Some other nuggets about ASU's success on the road...
*After losing its first eight Pac-10 road games under Herb Sendek, ASU is 15-13 (.536) since.
*ASU swept the Oregon trip for the second straight year in 2009-10, just its second Pac-10 road sweep since January of 2005 and its third road sweep in the past six seasons.
*ASU has now won the past three in Tucson and is 3-1 at UA under Herb Sendek after winning once in Tucson in the previous 23 tries (win was in 1994-95, from 1983-84 through 2006-07 period).
*ASU won four straight Pac-10 roadies in 2008-09 for the first time since the 1980-81 team won five straight.
*Last year, ASU shot 72.1 percent from the free throw line, which was better than the opponent's in their own arenas (.685).
*ASU shot 35.4 percent from the three-point stripe in road games last year and held opponents to just 35.2 percent.