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POSTGAME NOTES: Sun Devils now 7-4 in overtime under Coach Sendek.
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 01/02/2013
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Jan. 2, 2013

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CARRICK'S DOUBLE-DOUBLES
17/13 vs. Utah (1/2/13)
13/14 vs. Dartmouth (12/15/12)
11/11 vs. Hartford (12/5/12)
21/12 vs. Sacramento State (12/1/12)

CARRICK UPDATE
Senior Carrick Felix (B.S., Communications 2012) is averaging 9.6 rebounds per game in the past eight games and in the past 11 games he is averaging 16.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, has 18 blocks and is shooting 69-of-118 (.585) from the field and 15-of-37 (.405) from the three-point stripe...after not having a double-double in the first 65 career games he posted them in back-to-back games with 11 points and 11 boards vs. Hartford (Dec. 5) and 21 points/12 boards vs. Sacramento St. (Dec. 1) and now has four in past eight games after 17 points and 13 rebounds vs. Utah on Jan. 2...nine field goals and five assists vs. Sacramento St. were career-bests, as was 14 rebounds and five blocks vs. Dartmouth on Dec. 15...eight 20-point games and three this year (24 vs. Arkansas, 21 vs. Sacramento St. and vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff).

TURNOVERS BACK TO NORMAL
ASU has had less turnovers than its opponent in six of the past seven games and in the past eight games is averaging just 11.5 turnovers per tilt. In the first six games they were at 15.5 turnovers per game.

JAHII UPDATE
Freshman Jahii Carsonis averaging 17.5 points and 5.6 assists per game. According to ESPN Stats, no freshman has averaged 17 points and five assists in a season since Shaheen Holloway of Seton Hall in 1996-97 (17.3/6.3). Jahii has led or shared the team lead in scoring in nine this season. He has 78 assists through 14 games, on pace for 150 which has been done by just 11 freshmen at current Pac-12 schools.

SUN DEVIL FRESHMEN TOP POINTS PER GAME
1. 19.0 - Ike Diogu, 2002-03
2. 17.8 - James Harden, 2007-08
3. 17.5 - Jahii Carson, 2012-13
4. 15.4 - Jamal Faulkner, 1990-91

SUN DEVIL FRESHMEN TOP MINUTES PER GAME
1. 35.8 - Jahii Carson, 2012-13
2. 34.1 - James Harden, 2007-08
3. 32.7 - Ty Abbott, 2007-08
4. 32.3 - Byron Scott, 1979-80
5. 32.2 - Ike Diogu, 2002-03

SUN DEVIL FRESHMEN WITH 100 ASSISTS
114 - Bobby Thompson, 1984
110 - James Harden, 2008
108 - Eddie House, 1997
78 - Jahii Carson, 2012-13

DEVELOPING BIG MAN
After not playing his senior year in high school (2007-08) due to an injury and then taking two years off from hoops for LDS Mission to Miami (2008-10), Jordan Bachynski (ba-CHIN-ski) is developing into a solid post presence. One thing to keep in mind about his development is how two of ASU's past big men developed, as in his senior year (2008-09) Jeff Pendergraph led the nation in field goal percentage (.660) en route to become the first pick of the second round in the 2009 NBA Draft, while Eric Boateng, who played for the 2012 Great Britain Olympic team, led the Pac-10 in field goal percentage in 2009-10 (.665)...has three double-doubles on the year and four in his career including a the first triple-double in ASU history on Dec. 8 with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks vs. Cal State Northridge.

JORDAN'S FIRST 41 GAMES
42-88/.478 FG%
32-74/.432 FT%
118/2.8 PPG
101/2.4 RPG
35/0.85 BPG

JORDAN'S PAST 27 GAMES
101-157/.643 FG%
71-114/.623 FT%
273/10.3 PPG
174/6.4 RPG
86/3.19 BKP

GILLING AND ABLE
Sophomore Jonathan Gillinghas 97 rebounds (6.9 per game) after posting 54 all of last season. He also is 11-of-26 (.423) from the three-point stripe in the past three games. Two of his past three games are his best scoring games of the season, as he had 18 at Texas Tech on Dec. 22 and 14 vs. Coppin State on Dec. 29.

Jah-HEE
As of Monday (Dec. 31), Jahii (say it Jah-hEE) Carson is fifth-best freshman scorer in nation at 17.5 points ppg...vs. Creighton he became the fourth Sun Devil freshman to score 30...five 20-point games (30 vs. No. 14 Creighton, 21 vs. CS Northridge and Cornell, 20 vs. Hartford and Florida A&M) already is tied for fourth-best among ASU freshmen....with 78 assists and 81 field goals made, he has played a part in 43.5 percent of team's 342 buckets....30 points vs. Creighton is tied for sixth-most points scored by a Sun Devil in the Coach Sendek era...35.8 minutes per game is third in the nation among freshman

ASU OVERTIME GAMES UNDER COACH SENDEK
With the 55-54 win over Utah, ASU is now 7-4 in overtime under Coach Sendek. It was the first overtime game since a 73-72 loss to UCLA on Jan. 29, 2011. It also went 2-2 in 2008-09, 4-0 in 2007-08 and lost its only overtime game in 2006-07. The win over Utah snapped a three-game losing streak in overtime for ASU after it had a six-game winning streak in free basketball games.

2012-13 (1-0)
ASU 55, Utah 54 (Jan. 2, 2013)

2010-11 (0-1)
UCLA 73, ASU 72 (Jan. 29, 2011)

2008-09 (2-2)
@Washington State 51, ASU 49 (Feb. 28, 2009)
#21 @Washington 73, #14 ASU 70 (Feb. 26, 2009)
#16 ASU 61, #9 UCLA 58 (Jan. 17, 2009)
#20 ASU 59, IUPUI 58 (Dec. 14, 2008 at Phoenix)

2007-08 (4-0)
ASU 72, #7 Stanford 68 (Feb. 14, 2008)
#22 ASU 99, @California 90 (Jan. 17, 2008)
ASU 64, Arizona 59 (Jan. 9, 2008)
ASU 87, LSU 84 (Nov. 21, 2007 at Maui)

2006-07 (0-1)
California 66, ASU 62 (Dec. 20, 2006)

MUCH BETTER WINNING AT HOME
ASU is now 10-1 at home, one year after going 7-10 on Ned Wulk Court.

ABOUT PAC LIDLIFTERS
ASU opened its Pac-12 season at home for the first time since the 2007-08 season (five years) and for just the 14th time in 35 Pac-10/12 seasons....ASU is 1-0 in the Pac-10 for just the third time in 10 seasons (2007-08 and 2008-098)...ASU has now opened at home just 14 times since joining the league (it is 6-8)...ASU is 10-25 in Pac-10/12 openers, 4-11 in its past 15 and 6-18 in past 24...it is 3-4 under Coach Sendek...ASU also won openers in 1978-79, 1979-80, 1982-83, 1987-88, 1994-95, 1997-98, 2002-03, 2007-08 and 2008-09...Bill Frieder and Rob Evansboth went 1-7 in Pac-10 openers at ASU.

PAC-12 OPENERS UNDER COACH SENDEK (3-4)
ASU 55, Utah 54 OT (Jan. 2, 2013)
@Arizona 68, ASU 51 (Dec. 31, 2011)
@Oregon State 80, ASU 58 (Dec. 30, 2010)
@UCLA 72, ASU 70 (Dec. 31, 2009)
ASU 90, @Stanford 60 (Jan. 2, 2009)
ASU 62, Oregon 54 (Jan. 3, 2008)
Stanford 71, ASU 60 (Dec. 28, 2006)

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