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@SunDevilHoops (8-2) Wins At DePaul 78-56
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 12/06/2013
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Jahii Carson battled a bum ankle in front of 18 NBA scouts to the tune of 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists in leading Arizona State to a 78-56 win at DePaul on Friday night.

“He really didn’t do anything all week until yesterday,” coach Herb Sendek said. “He made it part way through practice and decided he was going to give it a go.”

Jermaine Marshall added 20 points and Shaquielle McKissic had a double-double (14 points and 12 rebounds) off the bench as ASU moved to 8-2 on the year. Jordan Bachynski had eight blocks as ASU shot 27-of-53 (.509) from the field, including 16-of-26 (.615) in the second half.

ASU led by as many as nine in the first half as Jahii had 13 points and six boards in the first 20 minutes. ASU led 28-25 at the break. The game stayed close as ASU led 39-34 with 15:43 left, but DePaul did not score again for more than six minutes.

Jermaine Marshall scored 10 points in a 17-2 run and had consecutive 3-pointers and Jonathan Gilling drained one from beyond the arc as ASU led by 20.

ASU will host Grambling next Saturday (Dec. 14) at noon MT.


--ASU is averaging 78.4 points in its 8-2 start.

--In the first three seasons of his career (89 games), Jordan Bachynski averaged 6.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.03 blocks. This season he is at 12.7 ppg., 9.6 rpg and 4.5 bpg. Jordan has a double-double in seven games, after entering the season with five in his first three seasons (89 games).

JORDAN BLOCK-CHYNSKI: Jordan Bachynski with 226 blocks is ASU's career leader, topping the Sun Devil record of 191 held by Mario Bennett (1991-95). Next up on the Pac-12 list is Taj Gibson of USC who had 253 from 2006-09 and stands third on the Pac-12 list. With 45 blocks and 601 opponent field goal attempts, he is blocking one shot every 13.4 field goal attempt.

1. 278 – Anthony Cook (Arizona), ’85-89
2. 258 – Channing Frye (Arizona), ’01-05
3. 253 – Taj Gibson (USC), ’06-09
4. 226 – Jordan Bachynski (Arizona State), ’10-present

--Jahii Carson is averaging 21.8 points in his 20 games away from home (13 road games and seven neutral sites) and is shooting .503 from the field (161-of-320). The Mesa, Ariz., native has 13 20+ point games away from home (21 in his career). Jahii is 18-of-34 from three-point stripe after going 33-of-103 last year.

--Jermaine Marshall now has 1,028 career points, 133 three pointers and has knocked down 211-of-285 (.740) free throws. He has posted 12 20-point games (nine at PSU), and his top three scoring scoring games were against ranked teams.

29 vs. #18 Michigan State (1/16/13)
27 vs. #13 Michigan (3/4/12)
25 (2) vs. #4 Michigan (2/27/13); 25 vs. Boston College (11/28/12)
23 vs. #22 Wisconsin (3/10/13)
22 at Boston College (11/30/11)
21 vs. #25 Marquette (11/25/13)
20 (5) at DePaul (12/6/13); at UNLV (11/19/13); at Illinois (2/21/13); vs. #12 Indiana (1/8/12); vs. Lafayette (12/7/11)

--Shaquielle McKissic has played 182 minutes and has 20 assists and just one turnover.

13 vs. Colorado (Jan. 6, 2013)
13 vs. Cal State Northridge (Dec. 8, 2012)
12 at DePaul (Dec. 6, 2013)

.208/11-53 by Delaware State (Dec. 5, 2007)
.231/12-52 by Western Illinois (Nov. 13, 2009)
.246/14-57 by Oregon State (Feb. 11, 2010)
.250/12-48 by Delaware State (Dec. 12, 2009)
.255/14-55 by Cal Poly (Nov. 26, 2007)
.267/12-45 by Pepperdine (Nov. 23, 2008)
.292/19-65 at DePaul (Dec. 6, 2013)

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