Women's Hoops Ranked 23rd in Associated Press Poll

Dec. 13, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State women's basketball team is ranked 23rd in this week's Associated Press poll.

It marks the first time that ASU has broken into the national rankings since the 2001-02 season. That year, the Sun Devils won a school-record 25 games, captured the inaugural Pac-10 Tournament title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Sun Devils have a 7-1 record this year and have won six consecutive games, including a 67-57 victory at then No. 11 Georgia last week in Athens, Ga. That marks ASU's longest winning streak since the team won seven straight in 2001-02.

Senior guard Kylan Loney, this week's U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week, is leading the Sun Devils and tied for eighth in the Pac-10 in scoring at 13.8 points per game. Junior Kristen Kovesdy continues to lead the Pac-10 in field goal percentage at 63.9 percent and is ranked 17th in the league in scoring at 11.3 points per game.

The No. 23 Sun Devils travel to Albuquerque, N.M., this week to take on the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. Mountain Time. After Saturday's game at 'The Pit,' ASU will wrap up the non-conference season on Tuesday, Dec. 21, taking on three-time defending NCAA champion and eighth-ranked Connecticut at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena.

All of ASU's games can be heard locally on NBC 1190 AM or on the internet at www.thesundevils.com with Jeff Munn and Seth Sulka calling the action.

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