Arizona State's program is once again on a downward swing.
Herb Sendek's guys often leave after two years, too. But they're older.
ASU senior among three in family currently playing college hoops.
Washington, Cal and Oregon State have all surprised so far.
The good, bad and ugly for each team so far.
LAS VEGAS — Luck? Perhaps not in this case.
ASU's Jonathan Gilling faked out Solomon Hill on this play in January, but had just six points as the Sun Devils lost 71-54 to the Wildcats in Tempe.
TEMPE - Jonathan Gilling won't call last year's three-point explosion against the Arizona Wildcats the best game of his career, but he knows it's close.
Arizona State freshman Jahii Carson says Saturday's game against Arizona is "the biggest game, probably, that we've played" this season.
TEMPE - His Sun Devils having lost three straight and five of their last seven, Herb Sendek was asked Thursday what Arizona State's route to the NCAA tournament could possibly be.
Three days before Christmas, Oregon State played the first-ever basketball game at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, beating the University of San Diego while operations officials executed a dry run of next week's Pac-12 tournament.
Guard Mark Lyons and the Wildcats will need to have a high level of intensity in their perimeter defense to take down an ASU team that has three starters who average at least 1.4 made three-pointers a game.
Wells Fargo Arena is sold out today, so that's one piece of evidence.
TEMPE — The remnant of a class project remained stuck to Jahii Carson’s chest earlier this week — “Hello My Name is … Jahii.”
TEMPE - Even as a high school senior, Jordan Bachynski was bruised and battered by opposing big men, who plowed into the center, knocking him backward to try to score.
TEMPE — Even as a high school senior, Jordan Bachynski was bruised and battered by opposing big men, who plowed into the center, knocking him backward to try to score.
When Sean Miller worked on Herb Sendek’s staffs at Miami (Ohio) and N.C. State, Sendek wasn’t quite known for the matchup zone he has run in previous years at ASU.
Jahii Carson has known Carrick Felix for eight years or so, dating to when they were kids playing in Phoenix. "I haven't seen him in this state," Carson said. That state, in advance of Saturday's rivalry game against the Arizona Wildcats: smothering, focused, intense.