Men's Hoops Takes On Prairie View A & M
Nov. 30, 2001
TIP-OFF: The Arizona State men's basketball team (2-2), under fourth-year head coach Rob Evans, takes on Prairie View A & M (1-5) at 1 p.m. Saturday. After today's game, ASU plays Utah Tuesday at America West Arena at 8:30 p.m. on Fox Net. Arizona takes on Illinois in the first game of the Southwest Showdown at 6 p.m. Saturday's game can be heard on XTRA 910 AM with Vince Marotta and Lionel Hollins calling the action. Junior forward Chris Osborne (6-9, 241), who has been hampered by a wrist injury this preseason, has been cleared to play and is expected to see him limited time for the first time on Saturday.
QUICK NOTES ON ASU: The Sun Devils are just 15-of-60 (.250) from the three-point stripe...ASU has 35 steals on the year (8.75 per game), 10 by freshman Jason Braxton...senior Chad Prewitt has two 20-point games on the year after posting two in his first three seasons...junior Tommy Smith is averaging 12.8 points and 7.3 rebounds in the first four games...junior Shawn Redhage has made all eight free throws this season...ASU has used two starting lineups in its first four games...ASU was outrebounded by 16 at BYU (42-26), the third-worst rebounding game by a Rob Evans' team in his 262-game coaching career...newcomer Curtis Millage leads the team in minutes played with 28.5 per game...ASU is averaging 17.5 turnovers per game...point guard Kyle Dodd has 11 assists and just two turnovers in 71 minutes...senior Awvee Storey posted a double-double vs. UC Riverside with 16 points and 10 boards. He tied for the Pac-10 lead last year with 11.
AT THE LINE: Junior Shawn Redhage has established himself as the best free throw shooter in ASU history. Redhage shot 80-of-98 (.816) last year, and is 147-of-177 (.831) in his career. A look at Redhage on ASU career FT list as he now stands first on the list:
ASU CAREER FREE THROWS FT-A Pct.
1. Shawn Redhage (1999-pres.) 147-177 .8312. Alex Austin (1986-90) 255-313 .815
3. Rick Taylor (1974-78) 253-311 .814
4. Dennis Hamilton (1963-66) 261-321 .813
5. Isaac Burton (1993-95) 208-257 .809