Men's Basketball Schedule Includes Trips To Maui, Las Vegas and Utah
June 7, 2002
Arizona State has its tentative men's basketball schedule set, as the Sun Devils will make trips to Maui, Las Vegas and Utah in non-conference action and will begin Pac-10 season Jan. 2 in Corvallis against Oregon State. ASU has a 29-game regular-season schedule plus the Pac-10 Tournament which is held March 13-15 next year again at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Please note the schedule is still tentative and that once television sets times in August the schedule will be finalized.
'We are looking forward to playing a very tough schedule this year,' said Rob Evans. 'Our young kids will be tested as soon as the season starts and we have a great non-conference schedule that is followed by the Pac-10 schedule, which has 18 tough Pac-10 games. Games against BYU, Purdue and Utah along with the three games at Maui will make our young players grow up in a hurry.'
Some notes on the schedule:
ASU opens its season on Friday, Nov. 22, against Morehead State in Tempe. Morehead State is coached by former Phoenix Sun Kyle Macy.
ASU then travels to Maui to compete in the Maui Invitaitonal Nov. 25-27, with Chaminade, Gonzaga, Indiana, Virginia, UMASS, Kentucky and Utah all in the field. The brackets and television times will be announced in August.
ASU finishes its four-year series against BYU on Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Tempe. The Sun Devils then play at Salt Lake City against Utah on Saturday, Dec. 7.
ASU will take a break from Dec. 11-19 for final exams.
The Las Vegas Showdown will have the Sun Devils taking on Purdue and Stanford taking on UNLV on Sat., Dec. 21. ESPN2 will televise the contests.
Big 12 member Nebraska, UC Santa Barbara and Bucknell will play in ASU's annual holiday tournament. UCSB played in last year's NCAA Tournament.
ASU will open on the road for the fourth time in the Rob Evans' five years as a Sun Devils when it takes on Oregon State in Corvallis on Jan. 2. The Sun Devils then take on defending Pac-10 champion Oregon on Jan. 4.
The Sun Devils will take on Arizona in Tucson on Jan. 22 and then host the Wildcats on Sat., Feb. 22, in Tempe. ASU beat the Wildcats 88-72 in Tempe last year.
2002-2003 ARIZONA STATE MEN'S BASKETBALL TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
DAY DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME TV
Wed. Nov. 13 EA SPORTS All-Stars # TempeMon. Nov. 18 Basketball Travelers # Tempe
Fri. Nov. 22 Morehead State Tempe
MAUI INVITATIONAL AT LAHAINA CIVIC CENTERMon. Nov. 25 TBA Lahaina
Tues. Nov. 26 TBA Lahaina
Wed. Nov. 27 TBA Lahaina
Maui Invitational field includes: ASU, Chaminade, Gonzaga, Indiana, Virginia, UMASS, Kentucky and Utah.
Sat. Nov. 30 Lafayette Tempe
Wed. Dec. 4 Brigham Young Tempe
Sat. Dec. 7 Utah Salt Lake City
Tues. Dec. 10 Nevada Tempe
Dec. 11-19 Final Exams/ASU Commencement
LAS VEGAS SHOWDOWNSat. Dec. 21 Arizona State vs. Purdue Las Vegas ESPN2 Stanford vs. UNLV
ASU/azcentral.com HOOOPS CLASSIC
Participating Teams: Nebraska, UC-Santa Barbara, Bucknell
Fri. Dec. 27 UCSB vs. Nebraska Tempe ASU vs. Bucknell Tempe
Sat. Dec. 28 Consolation Tempe Championship Tempe
*The UCSB-Nebraska on Friday will be played at TBA p.m. The ASU game will be at TBA p.m. The consolation will begin at TBA on Saturday and the championship at TBA p.m.
Thur. Jan. 2 Oregon State ! Corvallis
Sat. Jan. 4 Oregon ! Eugene
Thur. Jan. 9 Washington ! Tempe
Sat. Jan. 11 Washington State ! Tempe
Thur. Jan. 16 UCLA ! Los Angeles
Sat. Jan. 18 USC ! Los Angeles
Wed. Jan. 22 Arizona ! Tucson
Thur. Jan. 30 Stanford ! Tempe
Sat. Feb. 1 California ! Tempe
Thur. Feb. 6 Washington State ! Pullman
Sat. Feb. 8 Washington ! Seattle
Thur. Feb. 13 USC ! Tempe
Sat. Feb. 15 UCLA ! Tempe
Sat. Feb. 22 Arizona ! Tempe
Thur. Feb. 27 California ! Berkeley
Sat. Mar. 1 Stanford ! Palo Alto
Thur. Mar. 6 Oregon! Tempe
Sat. Mar. 8 Oregon State ! Tempe
PAC-10 TOURNAMENT AT STAPLES CENTER
Thur.-Sat. Mar. 13-15 Pac-10 Tournament Los Angeles
Mar. 20-23--NCAA First and Second Rounds
Mar. 27-30--NCAA Regionals
April 5-7--NCAA Final Four
# -- Denotes exhibition game.
! -- Denotes Pac-10 game.
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