Trip to NYC On the Line Tonight For Men's Hoops Vs. TCU

Nov. 17, 2009

ASU meets Texas Christian and former Herb Sendek assistant Jim Christian in the West Regional final of the NIT on Tuesday at 9:30 MT on ESPN2 and KMVP 860 AM. Dave Pasch and Doris Burke have the call for ESPN2, as the teams meet for just the fourth time (TCU leads 1-2) and the first time since a 96-78 TCU win on Dec. 13, 1986, in the Cougar Classic in Provo. ASU is 2-0 and is now 29-8 (.783) at Wells Fargo Arena in the past three years. ASU beat Texas State 84-62 late Monday behind Derek Glasser's 20 points (just two off his career high), Eric Boateng's career-high 14 points and freshman Trent Lockett's 17 points and seven boards in 26 minutes off the bench. Ty Abbott made his return from knee surgery in mid-October and had 11 points in 14 minutes, including going 3-of-4 from the three-point stripe.

Derek Glasser has made 11 straight free throws to start the year. He is now 193-of-232 (.832) from the charity stripe in his career. He also now has 401 career assists, just the seventh Sun Devil to notch 400 dimes...junior Jamelle McMillan is now 21-39 (.538) from the three-point stripe in his past 11 games dating to last year...junior Rihards Kuksiks, one of the best three-point shooters in the nation last year, is now 98-of-218 (.449) from the three-point stripe in the past two years...senior Eric Boateng was 28-of-74 (.378) from the foul line at ASU entering this year, he is 7-of-11 (.636) so far this season...ASU is 17-of-32 (.531) from the three-point stripe this year.

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