Jan. 14, 2013
JAHII DID SOMETHING NOT DONE BY A SUN DEVIL FRESHMAN SINCE 1984
Jahii Carson, with 20 points at Oregon State (Jan. 10) and at Oregon (Jan. 13), became the first Sun Devil freshman to get back-to-back 20-point games on a Pac-12 road trip since Steve Beck in the Bay Area on March 1-3, 1984. Beck had four 20-point games in Pac-12 road games that year, as did James Harden (2007-08), Ike Diogu (2002-03) and Jamal Faulkner (1990-91), but none of that trio did it on the same Pac-12 road weekend. Beck actually posted three straight 20-point games on the road as he followed that weekend up with a 20 at USC on March 6, as ASU played a single road game to close the season. The Oregon game was the 11th time Jahii had led or shared team lead in scoring on the year.
JAHII'S 20-POINT GAMES
30 vs. #14 Creighton @Las Vegas (11/24/12)
21 vs. Cal State Northridge (12/8/12)
21 vs. Cornell (11/20/12)
20 at Oregon (1/13/13)
20 at Oregon State (1/10/13)
20 vs. Hartford (12/5/12)
20 vs. Florida A&M (11/18/12)
With 20 points and four assists at Oregon and at Oregon State, freshman Jahii Carson is averaging 17.1 points and 5.2 assists per game. No freshman has averaged 17 points and five assists since Shaheen Holloway of Seton Hall in 1996-97 (17.3/6.3)...has led or shared the team lead in scoring in 11 games this season...has 89 assists, on pace for 150 which has been done by just 11 freshmen at Pac-12 schools...averaging 36.3 minutes per game, best mark by a Sun Devil freshman in history (the Beard averaged 34.1 in 2007-08)...17.1 points per game is second in ASU freshman history only to the Beard (17.8) and Ike Diogu (19.0 in 2002-03).
SHOOT THEN DEFEND
ASU has outshot the opponent in each of the past seven games, as it shot .473 from the field at Oregon (26-of-55) and held the Ducks to just .407 (24-of-59) on their home floor. ASU is 99-22 (.818) under Coach Sendek when it outshoots the opponent, with the Oregon game the first loss of the year (14-1). In those seven games ASU is holding opponents to .367 shooting (151-of-411).
THAT BLOCK STAT UPDATED
Opponents have taken 1,044 shots. ASU has 128 blocks. That means ASU blocks one of every 8.1 opponent shots...junior Jordan Bachynski, with 76 blocks, is 39 blocks short of the Pac-12 record of 115 set by Sun Devil Mario Bennett in 1994-95...Bachynski has 137 career blocks, tied for sixth in Sun Devil history...ASU's 127 blocks is already seventh in school history. Next up on the list is the sixth spot with 139 in 2003. The school record is a reachable 172 in 1996-97.
Carrick Felix has scored in double-digits in 16 straight games, tied for league lead with Brock Motum of Washington State...in the past 14 games Carrick is averaging 16.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, has 20 blocks and is shooting 88-of-157 (.561) from the field and 21-of-52 (.404) from the three-point stripe.
BACK TO NORMAL
ASU has had less turnovers than its opponent in six of the past 10 games and in the past 11 games is averaging 11.2 turnovers per tilt. In the first six games they were at 15.5 turnovers per game.
With 17 points at Oregon on Jan. 14 Evan Gordon reached the 1,000-point mark in his college career. He averaged 14.4 points per game in 2010-11 (460 points) and 12.0 points in his freshman year of 2009-10 (372 points) and has 168 points this year (9.9 per game). He is averaging 12.5 points per game in 80 career games.