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Arizona State Sun Devils Men's Basketball
Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball
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UniversityArizona State University
Head coachBobby Hurley (7th season)
ConferencePac-12
LocationTempe, Arizona
ArenaDesert Financial Arena
(Capacity: 14,100)
NicknameSun Devils
ColorsMaroon and gold[1]
   
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Away
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Alternate jersey
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Alternate
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1961, 1963, 1975
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1961, 1963, 1973, 1975, 1995*
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1975, 1995*, 2003, 2009
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1973, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1991, 1995*, 2003, 2009, 2014, 2018, 2019
*vacated by the NCAA
Conference regular season champions
BIAA: 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962
WAC: 1963, 1964, 1973, 1975

The Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Pac-12 Conference.

The Arizona State Sun Devils have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 16 times, including 3 Elite Eights (1961, 1963, 1975). They have won eight conference championships (four WAC, and four Border Conference) and finished in the final AP rankings seven times. The highest national ranking the Sun Devils have achieved is AP No. 3 under Bobby Hurley during the 2017-18 season and No. 3 under Ned Wulk during the 1980-81 season when the starting lineup included future NBA stars Byron Scott, Fat Lever, and Alton Lister.

Thirty-six ASU Sun Devils have been selected in the NBA Draft, including eight-time NBA All-Star James Harden, Byron Scott, Isaac Austin, Lafayette Lever, Alton Lister, Lionel Hollins, Sam Williams, Jeff Pendergraph, Stevin "Hedake" Smith, Mario Bennett, Tommy Smith, Ike Diogu, Eddie House, Freddie Lewis, and Joe Caldwell.[2]

History

Bobby Hurley era

Arizona State is currently led by head coach Bobby Hurley (five seasons), who replaced Herb Sendek. Sendek was credited for bringing a "basketball atmosphere" and level of excitement to Arizona State that had been absent for years. In his first four seasons at Arizona State, Sendek led the Sun Devils to three consecutive 20 win seasons, the 2009 Pac-10 conference tournament finals, and the second round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament and 2014 NCAA Tournament. Hurley, in turn, has taken the Sun Devils to the 2018 and 2019 NCAA Tournaments.

The Sun Devils earned a 3-seed and first-round bye in the Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament and were scheduled to play Washington State when the tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] The 2020 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament was also subsequently canceled due to the pandemic. While the NCAA did not release seedings for the canceled tournament, the Sun Devils were projected by ESPN's Joe Lunardi in his end-of-season "Bracketology" to be a 9-seed.[4] This would have been the first time since 1964 that the Sun Devils had made the tournament in three-straight years.

Head coaches

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1911-1913 C.W. Adams 2 11-5 .688
1913-1914 G. W. Henry 1 6-5 .545
1914-1917 George Schaeffer 2 2-3 .400
1917-1922 George E. Cooper 5 43-15 .741
1922-1923 Ernest C. Wills 1 8-4 .667
1923-1930 Aaron McCreary 7 48-54 .471
1930-1933 Ted Shipkey 3 32-30 .516
1933-1935
1939-1948
Rudy Lavik 10 90-114 .441
1935-1939 Earl Pomeroy 4 44-51 .463
1948-1957 Bill Kajikawa 9 88-137 .391
1957-1982 Ned Wulk 25 406-272 .599
1982-1985 Bob Weinhauer 3 44-45 .494
1985-1989 Steve Patterson 4 48-56 .462
1989 Bob Schermerhorn 1 2-7 .222
1989-1997 Bill Frieder 8 130-107 .549
1997-1998 Don Newman 1 18-14 .563
1998-2006 Rob Evans 8 119-120 .498
2006-2015 Herb Sendek 9 159-137 .537
2015-Present Bobby Hurley 6 104-83 .556

Record vs. Pac-12 opponents

Arizona State has the following all-time series records vs. Pac-12 opponents. The Sun Devils lead three series with conference opponents. (Note: the listed all-time series records include any non-conference matchups).

Opponent Wins Losses Pct. Streak
Arizona 86 155 .354 ARIZ 2
Cal 47 41 .534 ASU 7
Colorado 9 15 .375 COL 4
Oregon 44 47 .484 ORE 2
Oregon St. 50 44 .532 ASU 1
Stanford 40 51 .440 ASU 3
UCLA 23 71 .245 UCLA 3
USC 42 59 .420 USC 3
Utah 23 35 .400 UTAH 1
Washington 41 46 .471 ASU 2
Wash. St. 45 40 .530 ASU 3

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Postseason results

NCAA Tournament results

The Sun Devils have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 16* (15) times. Their combined record is 13-16 (11-15). ASU's 1995 NCAA tournament appearance (2 wins, 1 loss) was vacated by the NCAA.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1958 Round of 24 (Berkeley, CA) Idaho State L 68-72
1961 Round of 24 (Portland, OR)
Sweet Sixteen (Portland, OR)
Elite Eight (Portland, OR)
Seattle
USC
Utah
W 72-70
W 86-71
L 80-88
1962 Round of 25 (Corvallis, OR) Utah State L 73-78
1963 Round of 25 (Eugene, OR)
Sweet Sixteen (Provo, UT)
Elite Eight (Provo, UT)
Utah State
UCLA
Oregon State
W 79-75 OT
W 93-79
L 65-83
1964 Round of 25 (Corvallis, OR) Utah State L 90-92
1973 Round of 25 (Logan, UT)
Sweet Sixteen (Los Angeles, CA)
Regional 3rd Place Game (Los Angeles, CA)
Oklahoma City
UCLA
Long Beach State
W 103-78
L 81-98
L 80-84
1975 Round of 32 (Tempe, AZ)
Sweet Sixteen (Portland, OR)
Elite Eight (Portland, OR)
Alabama
UNLV
UCLA
W 97-94
W 84-81
L 75-89
1980 5 Round of 48 (Tempe, AZ)
Round of 32 (Tempe, AZ)
Loyola Marymount
Ohio State
W 99-71
L 75-89
1981 2 Round of 32 (Wichita, KS) Kansas L 71-88
1991 8 Round of 64 (Atlanta, GA)
Round of 32 (Atlanta, GA)
Rutgers
Arkansas
W 79-76
L 90-97
1995* 5 Round of 64 (Memphis, TN)
Round of 32 (Memphis, TN)
Sweet Sixteen (Birmingham, AL)
Ball State
Manhattan
Kentucky
W 81-66*
W 64-54*
L 73-97*
2003 10 Round of 64 (Oklahoma City, OK)
Round of 32 (Oklahoma City, OK)
Memphis
Kansas
W 84-71
L 76-108
2009 6 Round of 64 (Miami, FL)
Round of 32 (Miami, FL)
Temple
Syracuse
W 66-57
L 67-78
2014 10 Round of 64 (Milwaukee, WI) Texas L 85-87
2018 11 First Four (Dayton, OH) Syracuse L 56-60
2019 11 First Four (Dayton, OH)
First Round (Tulsa, OK)
St. John's
Buffalo
W 74-65
L 74-91

NIT results

The Sun Devils have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) 13 times. Their combined record is 7-13.

Year Round Opponent Result
1983 First Round (Tempe, AZ)
Second Round (Tempe, AZ)
Cal State Fullerton
TCU
W 87-83
L 76-78
1990 First Round (Tempe, AZ) Long Beach State L 71-86
1992 First Round (Santa Barbara, CA)
Second Round (Tempe, AZ)
UC Santa Barbara
Utah
W 71-65
L 58-80
1993 First Round (Tempe, AZ) Georgetown L 68-78
1994 First Round (Provo, UT) BYU L 67-74
1998 First Round (Honolulu, HI) Hawaiʻi L 73-90
2000 First Round (Tempe, AZ)
Second Round (Raleigh, NC)
New Mexico State
NC State
W 83-77
L 57-60
2002 First Round (Las Vegas, NV) UNLV L 91-96
2005 First Round (Las Vegas, NV) UNLV L 78-89
2008 First Round (Tempe, AZ)
Second Round (Tempe, AZ)
Quarterfinals (Tempe, AZ)
Alabama State
Southern Illinois
Florida
W 64-53
W 65-51
L 57-70
2010 First Round (Tempe, AZ) Jacksonville L 66-67
2013 First Round (Tempe, AZ)
Second Round (Waco, TX)
Detroit
Baylor
W 83-68
L 86-89
2015 First Round (Storrs, CT)
Second Round (Richmond, VA)
Connecticut
Richmond
W 68-61
L 70-76 OT

NAIA Tournament results

Arizona State appeared in the NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament twice. Their combined record is 2-2.

Year Round Opponent Result
1948 First Round
Second Round
Northeast Missouri State
Mankato State
W 68-66
L 53-54
1953 First Round
Second Round
East Tennessee State
Nebraska Wesleyan
W 81-79
L 71-83

Commissioners' Invitational results

Arizona State appeared in the National Commissioners Invitational Tournament once. Their overall record is 0-1.

Year Round Opponent Result
1974 First Round (St. Louis, MO) Toledo L 74-81

Retired numbers

The Sun Devils have retired seven jersey numbers in program history, most recently James Harden's number 13 in 2015.[7]

Arizona State Sun Devils retired numbers
No. Player Career
5 Eddie House 1996-2000
11 Byron Scott 1979-1983
12 Fat Lever 1978-1982
13 James Harden 2007-2009
32 Joe Caldwell 1961-1964
33 Lionel Hollins 1973-1975
53 Alton Lister 1978-1981
NBA superstar James Harden played two seasons for the Sun Devils before entering the league.

Statistical Leaders

The statistics are updated through the 2018-2019 season

Points

Assists

Rebounds

Blocks

Steals

Games

References

  1. ^ "ASU Logos | Arizona State University official logo". Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "ASU players drafted into the NBA".
  3. ^ https://pac-12.com/mens-basketball/mens-basketball-tournament
  4. ^ http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology
  5. ^ Arizona State Records Book https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/asu.sidearmsports.com/documents/2019/11/21/2019_20_Sun_Devil_Men_s_Basketball_Record_Book.pdf
  6. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/arizona-state/head-to-head.html
  7. ^ McMillen, Gabrielle (February 18, 2015). "James Harden's jersey number retired at Arizona State". Sporting News. Retrieved 2018.

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