Nov. 23, 2012
Carrick Felix had a career-high 24 points on 8-of-10 shooting and Jahii Carson added 19 as the Sun Devil men's hoops team moved to 4-0 with a convincing 83-68 win over Arkansas at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The win gave ASU its fourth 4-0 start in 18 seasons. The Sun Devils will meet No. 14 (AP) Creighton on Saturday at 8 p.m. PT/9 p.m. MT.
The Sun Devils shot .560 from the field (28-of-50) and outrebounded Arkansas 42-32 to seal the win. Felix, who had 17 first-half points, was 8 of 10 from the field, part of a 56 percent shooting effort for the Sun Devils (4-0). "(The win) proves who we are as a team," freshman guard Jahii Carson said. "It was a good test for us and I'm just pleased with the win. We gave good respect to Arkansas, but we played well."
Arizona State led only 43-41 at intermission, but scored the second half's first six points and never trailed again. "We did some very good things and all guys contributed," noted Coach Sendek, who will go for his 37th win over a ranked team against Creighton Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPNU. "Jonathan Gilling again was amazing on the boards. Jordan was active. We need to clean up our free throw shooting though."
Jordan Bachynski added 14 points and 13 rebounds. The win gave ASU its fourth 4-0 start in 26 seasons.
Bachynski matched his career-high with 13 rebounds. He also had 13 boards vs. Washington on Jan. 26, 2012. He also posted his third career double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Dating to last season, he is averaging 10.8 points, 2.9 blocks and shooting .644 (65-of-101) from the field in the past 17 games.
Jonathan Gilling posted 13 rebounds and now has 40 on the year after grabbing just grabbing just 54 all of last season. He is averaging 9.8 rebounds and 10 rebounds per game through four games.