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2022-23 Men's Basketball Schedule Revealed

Aug 23, 2022

Bobby Hurley's Sun Devil men's basketball season will start Nov. 7 and its non-conference games will include trips to 2022 NCAA Tournament teams Texas Southern and San Francisco as well as to SMU. The Sun Devils will play 12 games before the holidays, including seven games away from home.

SUN DEVIL 2022-23 MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 
Monday, Nov. 7 vs. Tarleton State
Thursday, Nov. 10 vs. Northern Arizona
Sunday, Nov. 13 at Texas Southern
Wednesday, Nov. 16 vs. VCU at Legends Classic in Brooklyn
Thursday, Nov. 17 vs. Pitt/Michigan at Legends Classic in Brooklyn
Tuesday, Nov. 22 vs. Grambling
Sunday, Nov. 27 vs. Alcorn State
Thursday, Dec. 1 at Colorado
Sunday, Dec. 4 vs. Stanford
Wednesday, Dec. 7 at SMU
Monday, Dec. 12 vs. Creighton in Las Vegas
Sunday, Dec. 18 vs. San Diego
Wednesday, Dec. 21 at San Francisco
 

ROAD: ASU has changed its attitude about non-conference road games in Bobby Hurley's seven years with some big wins. ASU is 9-3 in non-conference road games under Coach Hurley, as it was 8-22 in its previous 30 OOC road tilts.

BEST OUT OF CONFERENCE ROAD RECORDS 2015-16 TO PRESENT (BOBBY HURLEY ERA AT ASU)
Miami (Fla.), 10-1 (.909)
Wichita State, 12-4 (.750)
Arizona State, 9-3 (.750)
USC, 8-3 (.727)
Michigan State, 5-2 (.714)
Villanova, 14-6 (.700)
 
BEST PAC-12 OUT OF CONFERENCE ROAD RECORDS 2015-16 TO PRESENT (BOBBY HURLEY ERA AT ASU)
Arizona State, 9-3 (.750)
USC, 8-3 (.727)
Arizona, 6-3 (.667)
UCLA, 5-4 (.556)
Colorado, 8-9 (.471)
Oregon, 5-6 (.455)
Washington State, 4-7 (.364)
Washington, 3-6 (.333)
Oregon State, 4-10 (.286)
Stanford, 4-10 (.286)
California, 3-8 (.273)
Utah, 3-9 (.250)
  
SUN DEVILS IN OOC ROAD GAMES UNDER BOBBY HURLEY (9-3)
ASU 58, Creighton 57 (Dec. 14, 2021)
San Diego State 65, ASU 63 (Nov. 18, 2021)
ASU, 71, Grand Canyon 70 (Dec. 13, 2020)
ASU 71, San Francisco 67 (Dec. 3, 2019)
ASU 67, Princeton 65 (Nov. 26, 2019)
Vanderbilt 81, ASU 65 (Dec. 17, 2018)
#20 ASU 76, Georgia 74 (Dec. 15, 2018)
#16 ASU 95, #2 Kansas 85 (Dec. 10, 2017)
ASU 74, San Diego State 63 (Dec. 10, 2016)
ASU 66, UNLV 56 (Dec. 16, 2015)
#5 Kentucky 72, ASU 58 (Dec. 5, 2015)
ASU 79, Creighton 77 (Dec. 2, 2015)

MONDAY, NOV. 7 VS. TARLETON STATE
ASU will open its season vs. WAC member Tarleton State, who played 16 road games last year, went 9-9 in conference play and are coached by former Texas A&M and Kentucky coach Billy Gillespie. Last year Tarleton played at Stanford, Kansas, Wichita State, Michigan and Gonzaga. It will mark the second-earliest opening game in Sun Devil history. Here are a ton of notes on ASU season openers.

ASU'S EARLIEST SEASON OPENERS
Nov. 6, 2018: ASU 102, Cal State Fullerton 94, 2 OT
Nov. 7, 2022: Tarleton State at Arizona State
Nov. 8, 2013: ASU 96, UMBC 61
Nov. 9, 2021: ASU 76, Portland 60
Nov. 9, 2019: Colorado 81, ASU 71 in Shanghai/Pac-12 China game

THURSDAY, NOV. 10 VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA
ASU and NAU last met on Nov. 17, 2017, as ASU topped Northern Arizona 97-62 in Tempe, but NAU actually has won three of the past five after ASU won 10 straight from 1986-1997.

SUNDAY, NOV. 13 AT TEXAS SOUTHERN
You can read about the Pac-12 and SWAC scheduling partnership here and it is truly a neat idea, but ASU got the toughest draw. ASU will open its road season at 2022 NCAA Tournament member and SWAC Tournament champion Texas Southern who has advanced to six NCAA Tournaments in its past eight chances.

TEXAS SOUTHERN (ASU LEADS 3-0)
ASU 98, Texas Southern 81 (Dec. 28, 2019)
ASU 83, Texas Southern 71 (Dec. 1, 2018)
ASU 103, Texas Southern 77 (Nov. 25, 1995)
 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16 VS. VCU AT LEGENDS CLASSIC (BROOKLYN, NY)
ASU will meet VCU, who has made nine of the past 11 NCAA Tournaments and has won at least 18 games in the past 21 seasons.

THURSDAY, NOV. 17 VS. PITT OR MICHIGAN AT LEGENDS CLASSIC (BROOKLYN, NY)
ASU and Michigan have met three times, as ASU defeated Michigan 79-62 on Nov. 22, 1994, at the Maui Invitational in the last meeting. ASU has never played Pitt.

TUESDAY, NOV. 22 VS. GRAMBLING
ASU and Grambling have met just once, with ASU winning in Tempe 97-55 on Dec. 14, 2013. Shaquielle McKissic had 19 points off the bench to lead ASU, while Jermaine Marshall added 16.

SUNDAY, NOV. 27 VS. ALCORN STATE
ASU won the only meeting 86-74 on Nov. 26, 2005. Kevin Kruger and Bryson Krueger each had 21 off the bench to lead ASU, who trailed 39-37 at the half.

THURSDAY, DEC. 1 AT COLORADO
ASU will open Pac-12 play on the road for the sixth time in the past nine seasons and for the tenth time in the past 15 seasons at the sight of one of its better games in 2021-22. ASU led by as many as 26 in the second half en route to an 82-65 win at Colorado on Feb. 25, 2022, topping a Buffalo team that had won five straight. ASU shot .552 (16-of-29) in the second half, made 9-of-17 (.529) from three and 13-of-15 (.867) from the free throw line for the game and out-rebounded Colorado 38-26 to cruise to the win. Luther Muhammad (season-high 15 points) came off the bench and led ASU to a 35-15 advantage in bench points. CU's biggest lead was 5-0 just two minutes into the tilt and there were five ties 10 minutes into the game, but ASU took a 17-16 lead with 8:55 left in first half and never looked back. It raced out to a leads of 25-16 (7:26) and 37-24 (1:19) and didn't let up in the second half, going up 72-46 on a three-pointer with just under seven minutes remaining. Between the end of the first half (5:37) and the start of the second half (2:07) ASU held the Buffs without a field goal for 7:44.

RECENT ASU PAC-12 OPENERS
ASU @Colorado (Dec. 1, 2022)
Washington State 51, ASU 29 (Dec. 1, 2021)
ASU 70, @California 62 (Dec. 3, 2020)
@#25 Arizona 75, ASU 47 (Jan. 4, 2020)
Utah 96, ASU 86 (Jan. 3, 2019)
@#17 Arizona 84, #3 ASU 78 (Dec. 30, 2017)
ASU 98, @Stanford 93 (Dec. 30, 2016)
#4 Arizona 94, ASU 82 (Jan. 3, 2016)
@#8 Arizona 73, ASU 49 (Jan. 4, 2015)
Washington 76, ASU 65 (Jan. 2, 2014)
ASU 55, Utah 54 OT (Jan. 2, 2013)

@Arizona 68, ASU 51 (Dec. 31, 2011)
@Oregon State 80, ASU 58 (Dec. 30, 2010)
@UCLA 72, ASU 70 (Dec. 31, 2009)
ASU 90, @Stanford 60 (Jan. 2, 2009)

SUNDAY, DEC. 4 VS. STANFORD
ASU plays its second Pac-12 game at home vs. Stanford, as it has won four of the past six vs. the Cardinal and the past three in Tempe. ASU will not return the trip to Palo Alto. The past five games have been single-digit outcomes

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7 AT SMU
The Mustangs and Sun Devils haven't met since Dec. 29, 1995 and the Sun Devils are 4-0 vs. the Mustangs. ASU will take its non-conference road show to Dallas, as SMU was 17-1 at home last year and 38-5 past three seasons in Dallas. SMU finished second in the AAC last season and has made back-to-back NIT appearances. New coach Rob Lanier led Georgia State to the 2022 NCAA Tournament.

ASU VS. SOUTHERN METHODIST (ASU LEADS 4-0)
ASU 62, SMU 58 (Dec. 29, 1995)
ASU 68, SMU 58 (Dec. 22, 1993)
ASU 89, SMU 79 (Nov. 24, 1990)
#19 ASU 88, SMU 85 (Dec. 12, 1975)

MONDAY, DEC. 12 VS. CREIGHTON AT LAS VEGAS
ASU continues a fun series it has had in the Bobby Hurley era when it takes on Creighton. The teams split a four-game series recently, with each team winning both road games, as ASU won 58-57 on Dec. 14, 2021 and also won at Creighton 79-77 on Dec. 2, 2015. The teams have split a dozen games and have played each other six times in the past 10 seasons.

SUNDAY, DEC. 18 VS. SAN DIEGO
Steve Lavin leads San Diego into Tempe and the teams have only met twice, with ASU winning 89-79 on Dec. 29, 2003, and 59-56 on Jan. 4, 1992.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21 AT SAN FRANCISCO
ASU leads the series 6-5 and the two went toe-to-toe on Dec. 19, 2021, with the 2022 NCAA Tournament bound San Francisco Dons (11-1). ASU lost a tough one, 66-65, in a tight contest that saw six lead changes in the final minutes. USF went 24-10 last year and went to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1997-98 and has averaged 20 wins the past six seasons and notched three straight 20-win seasons (2016-19) for the first time since 1978-82. One of the best wins in school history took place vs. USF as ASU beat No. 5 San Francisco 89-70 in Tempe on Dec. 3, 1977. The Sun Devils will make their second trip to San Francisco in past four seasons as it topped USF on Dec. 3, 2019 71-67.
 
ASU VS. SAN FRANCISCO (ASU LEADS 6-5)
San Francisco 66, ASU 65 (Dec. 19, 2021)
ASU 71, at San Francisco 67 (Dec. 3, 2019)
#20 ASU 75, San Francisco 57 (Dec. 2, 2017)
ASU 104, San Francisco 65 (Nov. 20, 2009)
ASU 70, at San Francisco 67, 2 OT (Dec. 5, 1989)
ASU 82, San Francisco 76 (Dec. 28, 1988)
#19 San Francisco 102, ASU 90 (Dec. 30, 1977 at Oklahoma City)
ASU 89, #5 San Francisco 70 (Dec. 3, 1977)
#3 San Francisco 114, ASU 96 (Dec. 28, 1976 at Honolulu)
at San Francisco 93, ASU 74 (Jan. 27, 1968)
at #8 San Francisco 91, ASU 75 (Jan. 30, 1965)