Men's Hoops Plays Host to Oregon State Saturday At 4:30

Jan. 12, 2007

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SUN DEVIL DATA: The Arizona State University basketball team (6-10; 0-5 in Pac-10) plays host to the Oregon State Beavers (8-9; 0-4) on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 4:30 p.m. MT on FSN Arizona. Trey Bender and Tom Kuyper have the broadcast for FSN Arizona while Tim Healey and former ASU assistant coach Russ Pennell have the radio call. ASU is giving up just 63.8 points per game, currently the fourth-best mark in ASU history and the lowest since the 1949-50 squad gave up 59.8.

VS. OREGON THURSDAY: ASU played well, holding a high-scoring Oregon team to just 60 points and five three-pointers but fell 60-55 to the No. 15 Ducks. Jeff Pendergraph had 18 points and nine boards while Derek Glasser had 12 points, five assists and zero turnovers in 35 minutes. ASU trailed 50-35 at the 10:56 mark but cut the lead to 54-51 at the 4:16 mark and then 58-55 with 57 seconds left.

SOPHOMORE PLAYING WELL: Sophomore Jeff Pendergraph is averaging a double-double in the past 10 games (14.5 points and 10.1 boards) and has six double-doubles on the year. He was perfect in eight field goal attempts at Washington State on Jan. 4 and grabbed 19 boards vs. Colgate on Dec. 19, the most by a Sun Devil since Mike Batiste had 20 vs. Wagner on Nov. 19, 1997. At 13.0 points and 9.3 rebounds per game, he could become the first Sun Devil to average a double-double since Mark Landsberger in 1976-77 (17.2 points and 14.4 rebounds). He has been ASU's leading scorer in seven games and leading rebounder in 10 contests. In the past three games, he is 23-of-29 (.793) from the floor.

VS. OREGON STATE: ASU has won its past eight against Oregon State in Tempe, last falling to the Beavers at home 70-61 on Jan. 22, 1998...ASU swept the regular season series from the Beavers last year for the seventh time since joining the Pac-10 but fell 71-68 in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament to the Beavers...ASU led 45-30 at the 18:15 mark but OSU scored seven points in 50 seconds to get back in that game, as ASU led by 10 four times in the second the 76-59 win in Tempe on Feb. 9, ASU had a season-low eight turnovers while Jeff Pendergraph notched 18 points and 11 boards...ASU won its first Pac-10 game after dropping its firsr four with a 65-63 overtime win at Gill Coliseum on Jan. 14...ASU was 1-of-15 (.067) from the floor to start the game...ASU held the Beavers to just 39.3 percent from the field despite the Beavers entering the game leading the league in field goal percentage...Antwi Atuahene hit the game-winning shot in overtime.

Pac-10 Home Winning Streaks (Jan. 11, 2007)Arizona over OSU, 25 at McKale (1982-83)Arizona over USC, 21 at McKale (1984-85)Stanford over Oregon, 20 at Maples (1985-86)Oregon over Oregon State, 13 at McArthur Court (1992-93)Stanford over Oregon State, 13 at Maples (1992-93)Stanford over Washington, 14 at Maples (1992-93)Arizona over Cal, 12 at McKale (1994-95)Arizona over Arizona State, 11 at McKale (1994-95)Arizona State over Oregon State, 8 at Wells Fargo Arena (1997-98)

QUICK NOTES: Derek Glasser is averaging 34.7 minutes per game in the past six contests...Christian Polk has four 20-point games and already has made 35 three-pointers, four shy of matching Kenny Crandall (1998-1999) for sixth place on the ASU freshman three-pointer list. Ron Riley (1992-93) holds the ASU freshmen record with 66...four true freshmen Sun Devils are combining to average 86.8 minutes...ASU has outrebounded 12 of its 16 opponents,100: No ASU opponent has scored 100 points in Tempe since Feb. 27, 1988, when third-ranked UA topped ASU 101-73, a span of the past 311 home games

SURGING: Serge Angounou tied a career high with 23 points at Xavier on Dec. 16, the fourth 20-point game of his career, including a career-best five three-pointers. After shooting 6-of-33 (.182) from the three-point stripe in his first three seasons, Angounou is 24-of-57 (.421) from beyond the arc and has three double-doubles on the year.

MORE FRESHMAN NOTES: In comparing freshman minutes from previous ASU teams, Christian Polk is averaging 29.6 minutes per game, Jerren Shipp is at 27.3 and Derek Glasser is averaging 24.8 minutes. Byron Scott set the ASU record with 32.3 minutes per game in 1979-80, while Bobby Thompson (1983-84) is tenth on the list at 26.3.

Herb Sendek: Former NC State and Miami (Ohio) leader Herb Sendek is in his 14th season as a head coach as he led the Wolfpack to five straight NCAA appearances from 2002-06. Coach Sendek is 260-168 (.607) in 14 seasons and was 191-132 (.591) at NC State. The 43-year old Pittsburgh, Pa., native is the second-youngest coach in the Pac-10 behind only first-year coach Tony Bennett of WSU, yet his 254 career wins and six NCAA Tournament wins entering this year were fourth in the league. In the previous five seasons only Duke posted more ACC wins (regular season and ACC Tournament) than NC State's 53 victories. Coach Sendek also led NC State to five 20-win seasons in the past seven years. Another overlooked note is his 10-year stay at NC State. To compare it to the Pac-10, since the league expanded to 10 teams in 1978-79, only five coaches have coached at their schools for at least 10 years: Lute Olson (Arizona), Mike Montgomery (Stanford), Ralph Miller (Oregon State) and Ben Braun (California), while Ernie Kent (Oregon) is in his 10th season in 2006-2007.

PENDERGRAPH NOTES: Sophomore Jeff Pendergraph, who has increased his weight to 230 after being listed at 195 last year, is averaging 14.5 points and 10.1 rebounds in the past 10 games...posted 16 points on 8-of-8 shooting at Washington State...posted 19 boards vs. Colgate on Dec. 19, the most by a Sun Devil since Mike Batiste had 19 vs. Wagner on Nov. 19, 1997...posted 10 offensive boards against Portland State (most by a Sun Devil in more than a decade) en route to 13 boards...last year he missed fall conditioning and most of November due to surgery to remove a benign tumor in his left leg, and did not play until Nov. 26...26 double-figure scoring games in his 43-game career (18 of past 24)...matched his career-high with 21 points vs. Portland State and has 11 career double-doubles (six this year).

SERGE NOTES: Tied a career high with 23 points at Xavier on Dec. 16, the fourth 20-point game of his career, while his five three-point goals is a career-best...after shooting 6-of-33 (.182) from the three-point stripe in his first three seasons, is 24-of-57 (.421) from beyond the arc...has started past 42 Pac-10 games...four 20-point games, nine double-doubles and 15 double-figure rebounding games in career.

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