MOST POINTS BY A SUN DEVIL IN PAC-12 ROAD GAME UNDER HERB SENDEK
36, James Harden at Oregon (Feb. 5, 2009)
32, Jahii Carson at Washington (Feb. 2, 2013)
31, Jeff Pendergraph at Stanford (Jan. 2, 2009)
29, Jahii Carson at California (Jan. 29, 2014)
Sun Devil hoops led almost the entirety of the game but still needed overtime Wednesday night against Cal, yet the squad moved on in impressive fashion and garnered a 89-78 victory to improve to 16-5 (5-3 in Pac-12) on the season.
Jermaine Marshall finished with 22 points on 8-13 shooting, including a clutch three-pointer with 17.7 seconds remaining to eventually send the game into overtime. Jahii Carson was the game’s top scorer with 29 points on 8-17 from the field, while dropping seven dimes.
The game experienced only four lead changes throughout as ASU dominated almost the entirety of play. Cal went on a 10-1 run late in the second half and took the lead in the last minute of play, but was not able to stop the Sun Devils from again taking over and winning the game.
Arizona State shot 48 percent (28-58) from the field while Cal shot 47 percent (31-66).
The Sun Devils will now head to Stanford for a 2:00 p.m. MT tip Saturday, Feb. 1.
UPDATED PAC-12 CAREER BLOCKED SHOTS
1. 278 – Anthony Cook (Arizona), ’85-89
2. 270 – Jordan Bachynski (Arizona State), ’10-present
BO KNOWS HOOPS LAST THREE GAMES: After transferring from Hawaii where he made a freshman school record 57 threes in 2010-11, last year Bo Barnes made four shots and had 13 total points in 11 games and 78 minutes. In the past four games he has played 82 minutes, is 11-of-19 (.579) from the field, 8-of-15 (.533) from three and averaging 9.3 points per game.
JORDAN AT THE FREE THROW LINE: In his first three season of Pac-12 play, Jordan Bachynski was 88-of-160 (.550) from the free throw line. This season through seven Pac-12 games, he is 32-of-39 (.821).
MARRIOTT POINTS: Games in opposing arenas have been a good thing for Jahii Carson, who has averaged 21.8 points in 17 true road games. His top six scoring games are all away from Tempe and he has averaged 21.4 points in 22 road/neutral games.
JAHII CARSON'S TOP SCORING GAMES
40 at UNLV (11/19/13)
34 vs. Stanford at Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas (3/13/13)
32 at Washington (2/2/13)
30 vs. #14 Creighton in Las Vegas (11/24/12)
29 at California (1/29/14)
25 at Washington State (1/31/13)
SHAQ IN PAST DOZEN: Senior transfer Shaquielle McKissic has one year to play and is making the most of it in an efficient manner. In the past 12 games, he is averaging 11.5 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting .512 from the field (44-of-86). In those tilts he is 40-of-55 (.727) from the free throw line and has 27 assists and just eight turnovers. On the year he has 45 assists and just nine turnovers and leads the team with 29 steals.