Men’s Basketball | January 25, 2023
TEMPE – Arizona State Men’s Basketball heads back to the Pacific Northwest for a pair of road matchups with the Washington schools.
Earlier in the month, the Sun Devils earned a sweep of the Huskies and Cougars at Desert Financial Arena. Head Coach Bobby Hurley‘s team now returns that trip in the same month, as we get to the midway point of the Pac-12 Conference season.
HOW TO FOLLOW
The Sun Devil Men’s Basketball game against Washington will be broadcasted on ESPNU on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 9 PM MST. Roxy Bernstein (pxp) and Corey Williams (analyst) are on the call. All 31 of Arizona State’s games this season will be televised, with Coach Hurley’s squad making appearances on ESPN, FOX, CBS, and Pac-12 Network in addition to several major network affiliates. Listen to Tim Healey and Kyle Dodd on ESPN 620 KTAR-AM. The action can also be tracked via live stats accessed here.
The Arizona State men’s basketball team is off to a 15-5 (6-3) start and has put themselves in prime contention for a postseason berth. It’s the first time ASU is 15-5 since the 2017-18 season. In fact, it is just the eighth time with 15-or-more wins through the team’s first 20 games in the last 50 years.
Coach Hurley has already taken Arizona State to the NCAA Tournament twice — and a third one was on the way in 2019-20 before COVID happened and constructed a schedule that has already and will continue to test his team. Here is a snapshot of the Sun Devils’ season through 20 games, including a nine-game win streak, four road wins and three Quad 1 victories…
RECORD: 15-5 (best start since 2017-18)
CONFERENCE RECORD: 6-3 (4th – Second time since 2000 that ASU is 6-3 through nine games)
BEST WINS: #20 Michigan (neutral site), VCU (neutral site), at Colorado, Creighton (neutral site), at Oregon
ROAD WINS (4): at Colorado (12/1), at SMU (12/7), at Oregon, at Oregon State
DOUBLE-DIGIT WINS (7): vs. NAU, #20 Michigan (neutral site), vs. Grambling State, vs. Alcorn State, at SMU, vs. San Diego, at Oregon
AP/COACHES POLL RANKING (As of 1/16): #25 (Dec. 19/AP), Receiving Votes (Dec. 19/Coaches; 9 votes) Receiving Votes (Jan. 16)
REAL-TIME RPI: 51
STRENGTH OF RECORD: 35
UPCOMING GAMES TO WATCH: at Washington (Jan. 26), at Washington…