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POSTGAME NOTES: Sun Devils go up early, but DePaul shoots 55 percent in second half for 78-61 win.
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 12/12/2012
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Dec. 12, 2012

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--Sophomore Jonathan Gilling led ASU in rebounding for the fifth time on the year. His nine rebounds gives him 77 on the year (7.7 per game), after getting just 54 all of last season (1.8 per game).

--With 12 points in 37 minutes, junior Evan Gordon now has 950 points in his career.

--Overall Coach Sendek is now 5-3 vs. Oliver Purnell, as he was 2-0 vs. him when the two squared off in southern Ohio as Miami of Ohio topped Dayton 81-72 on Dec. 4, 1995, and at Dayton 79-56 on Dec. 30, 1995. In the three years of paths crossing in the ACC, NC State beat Clemson three out of four times. DePaul has topped ASU in each of the past two seasons.

--ASU used the same starting lineup for the tenth straight game of Jordan Bachynski, Jahii Carson, Carrick Felix, Jonathan Gilling and Evan Gordon. ASU used a dozen starting lineups in 31 games last year.

--ASU had 13 turnovers and is averaging just 11 per game in the last four contests.

--ASU had season-lows in points (61), three-pointers made, attempted and percentage (3-of-15/.200) and free throws made, attempted and percentage (8-of-19/.421).

--DePaul's 34 field goals made is the most given up by a Coach Sendek team at Arizona State. The previous high was 32 by Oregon State in Corvallis on Dec. 30, 2010.

--ASU is 3-33 under Coach Sendek when it allows the opponent to shoot 50 percent from the field and has lost 23 straight. Its last win when the opponent shot 50 percent from the field was vs. BYU in Glendale at the Cardinals Stadium on Dec. 29, 2008.

--ASU has shot more free throws than the opponent in every game of the season.

Junior Jordan Bachynski has 113 career blocks and is seventh on the Sun Devil career list. He needs 78 to match the Sun Devil career record of 191 set by Mario Bennett from 1991-95. Next up on the list is Jeff Pendergraph, who had 131 from 2005-09.

1. 191 - Mario Bennett, '91-95
2. 167 - Tommy Smith, '99-2003
3. 160 - Rodger Farrington, '95-97
4. 153 - Ike Diogu, '02-05
5. 148 - Alton Lister, '78-82
6. 131 - Jeff Pendergraph, '05-09
7. 113 - Jordan Bachynski, '10-present

1. 115 - Mario Bennett, 1994-95
2. 113 - Rodger Farrington, 1996-97
3. 75 - Ike Diogu, 2004-05
4. 69 - Tommy Smith, 2002-03
5. 56 - Jeff Pendergraph, 2007-08
6. 55 - Mario Bennett, 1991-92
6. 55 - Alton Lister, 1979-80
8. 52 - Jordan Bachynski, 2012-13

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