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@SunDevilHoops Troops Past RedHawks, 90-54
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 11/12/2013
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by Connor Johnson, Sun Devil Athletics

Behind a pair of 18-point contributions from Jermaine Marshall and Jahii Carson, and 16 more from Jordan Bachynski, the Arizona State men’s basketball team marched past Miami (Ohio), 90-54, on Tuesday night inside Wells Fargo Arena. The Sun Devils made 16 three-pointers, tied for fourth-most in school history.

MOST THREE-POINTERS MADE IN SUN DEVIL HISTORY
18 vs. San Francisco, Nov. 20, 2009
17 vs. Oregon State, Mar. 5, 2011
17 vs. Idaho State, Dec. 23, 2008
16 vs. Miami (OH), Nov. 12, 2013
16 vs. Oregon, Mar. 3, 2011
16 vs. California, Feb. 16, 2008
16 at Brigham Young, Dec. 1, 1992

Despite a slow start, the Sun Devils closed out the first half of Tuesday’s game in dominating fashion as Carson, a matched a career-high with eight assists, and Jordan Bachynski, who finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks, his second-straight double-double.

PAC-12 CAREER BLOCKED SHOTS
1. 278 – Anthony Cook (Arizona), ’85-89
2. 258 – Channing Frey (Arizona), ’01-05
3. 253 – Taj Gibson (USC), ’06-09
4. 207 – Michael Stewart (California), ’93-97
5. 196 – Sam Clancy (USC), ’98-02
6. 191 – Mario Bennett (Arizona State), ’91-95
7. 188 – Jelani McCoy (UCLA), ’95-98
8. 187 – Jordan Bachynski (Arizona State), ’10-present

The Redhawks were led by Reggie Johnson’s 24 pts and Blake McLimans’ 15 points, but it was not enough to stop the Sun Devils.

Miami started the game in a 2-3 zone, forcing ASU into taking five consecutive three pointers to start the game, of which the Sun Devils only made one. After the cold shooting start, Arizona State began attacking the basket and began to pull away from the Redhawks.

ASU came out of the games first media timeout trailing 9-7, but made four of their next six shots from deep as part of a 24-4 run to take a 31-13 lead with six minutes remaining in the first half.

Defense was the story of the first half, as the Sun Devils were able to hold Miami to 7-of-26 shooting and outrebounded the Redhawks 26-12 in the opening half. Carson did a little bit of everything in the first half, scoring 10 points to go along with his four rebounds and four assists. Marshall added 12 points in the game’s first 20 minutes and the Sun Devils headed into the half with a commanding 41-18 lead.

The Redhawks were able to get within 17 at the beginning of the second half, but a 10-0 ASU run gave the Sun Devils a 54-27 lead with 13 minutes to play.

Arizona State continued to control the paint in the second half, as Bachynski recorded all four of his blocks in the final 20 minutes and altered many others.

The Sun Devils finished the game shooting a blistering 35-of-63 from the field, including 16-of-31 from three.

Arizona State was unselfish and shared the ball beautifully all game, assisting on 26 of their 35 field goals. ASU head coach Herb Sendek was extremely pleased with the passing display put on by the Sun Devils tonight.

“For the second consecutive game I thought that our guys tried to play together and share the ball,” Sendek said. “Our guys are willing passers… which is really encouraging.”

 Another positive sign for Arizona State was the strong performance from their bench. When asked about competitiveness in practice, Marshall was quick to compliment his teammates.

“We’ve got two young guys that are hungry. They want to fight,” Marshall said. “On the other side, they’re making me and Jahii (Carson) a lot better. By standing up to them every day and going against those guys every day, it just makes our team a lot better.”

Eight Sun Devils connected from downtown Tuesday, including the first career points from both Calaen Robinson and Sai Tummala. Robinson’s stroke looked smooth as he knocked down his first three shots from deep, finishing 3-4 from the field and 2-2 from the line to finish with 11 points.

Up next, the Sun Devils (2-0) host Idaho State on Friday at 7 p.m. MT on the Pac-12 Networks.

MOST POINTS BY ASU UNDER COACH SENDEK
ASU 104, San Francisco 65 (Nov. 20, 2009)
ASU 99, @California 90, 2 OT (Jan. 17, 2008)
ASU 98, USC 93, OT (Jan. 24, 2013)
ASU 97, Florida A&M 70 (Nov. 18, 2012)
ASU 96, UMBC 61 (Nov. 8, 2013)
ASU 95, Saint Francis (Pa.) 56 (Dec. 29, 2007)
@Washington 96, ASU 92 (Feb. 2, 2013)
ASU 91, Florida Gulf Coast 59 (Nov. 28, 2007)
ASU 90, Miami (Ohio) 54 (Nov. 12, 2013)
ASU 90, Sacramento State 70 (Dec. 1, 2012)
ASU 90, @Stanford 60 (Jan. 2, 2009)

BEST REBOUNDING MARGIN BY ASU UNDER COACH SENDEK
29 (52-23) vs. Cal Poly (Nov. 26, 2007)
23 (36-13) vs. Central Connecticut State (Dec. 29, 2008)
21 (48-27) vs. Miami (Ohio) Nov. 12, 2013

MOST ASSISTS BY ASU IN COACH SENDEK ERA
29 vs. San Francisco (Nov. 20, 2009)
26 vs. Miami (OH) (Nov. 12, 2013)

BIGGEST VICTORY MARGIN BY ASU UNDER COACH SENDEK
52 (87-35) vs. Western Illinois (Nov. 13, 2009)
42 (76-34) vs. Delaware State (Dec. 12, 2009)
39 (104-65) vs. San Francisco (Nov. 20, 2009)
39 (95-56) vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) (Dec. 29, 2007)
39 (77-38) vs. Delaware State (Dec. 5, 2007)
37 (84-47) vs. Central Connecticut State (Dec. 29, 2008)
36 (90-54) vs. Miami (OH) (Nov. 12, 2013)
35 (96-61) vs. UMBC (Nov. 8, 2013)
35 (90-55) vs. Idaho State (Dec. 22, 2008)

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