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POSTGAME NOTES: Jahii Carson Notches Ninth 20-Point Game In 98-93 Win
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 01/25/2013
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Jan. 25, 2013

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EVAN NOTES
Evan Gordon is averaging 19.7 points and 39.7 minutes in the past three games and is 21-of-38 (.553) from the field in that time.

JAHII NOTES...PULL UP A CHAIR...THIS COULD TAKE A BIT
Jahii notched his ninth 20-point game of the season with 21 points. James Harden set ASU freshmen record with 16 in 2007-08, while Ike Diogu had 12 in 2002-03...Jahii becomes just the second ASU freshman to notch four straight 20-point games as James Hardenhad five straight from Dec. 29, 2007 to Jan. 17, 2008...averaging 20.8 points and five assists and nearly shooting 50 percent from field in the past four games (32-of-66)...one more Jahii note...his 36.4 minutes per game is the most by a Pac-12 frosh since O.J. Mayo averaged 36.9 in 2007-08...averaging 10.4 points in the second half including 64-of-83 (.771) from the free throw line.

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

SUN DEVIL FRESHMEN TOP MINUTES PER GAME
1. 36.4 - Jahii Carson, 2012-13 (leads Pac-12 in minutes per game)
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
101 - Jahii Carson, 2012-13

SUN DEVIL FRESHMEN 20-POINT GAMES (1972-73 to present)
James Harden, 2007-08, 16
Ike Diogu, 2002-03, 12
Jahii Carson, 2012-13, 9

JAHII'S 20-POINT GAMES
30 vs. #14 Creighton @Las Vegas (11/24/12)
22 vs. #7 Arizona (1/19/13)
21 vs. USC (1/24/13)
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)

REALLY?
ASU has won three straight vs. USC for the first time since it won four straight vs. the Trojans in the 1979-80 and 1980-81 seasons.

RANDOM NOTES
--ASU is 53-8 (.869) under Herb Sendek when it shoots 50 percent from the field.

--ASU now 30-23 (.566) in games of six points or less under Coach Sendek in past six years.

--ASU is 6-1 against USC under Coach Sendek in Tempe.

--ASU is now 19-16 (.543) vs. USC in Wells Fargo Arena while in the Pac-12.

--Freshman Jahii Carsonis averaging a Pac-12 best 36.4 minutes per game, the best mark by a freshman in Sun Devil history (dude with the Beard lighting up the NBA averaged 34.1 in 2007-08).

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)

MOST POINTS BY A SUN DEVIL IN PAC-10/12 GAME UNDER HERB
36, James Harden at Oregon (Feb. 5, 2009)
31, Jeff Pendergraph at Stanford (Jan. 2, 2009)
30, Ty Abbott vs. California (Feb. 16, 2008)
29, Ty Abbott vs. Stanford (Jan. 30, 2010)
29, Jeff Pendergraph at Arizona (Feb. 10, 2008)
28, Evan Gordon vs. USC (Jan. 24, 2013)
28, Ty Abbott at Arizona (Feb. 21, 2010)

SHOOT THEN DEFEND
ASU has outshot the opponent in eight of the past nine games. ASU is 100-22 (.820) under Coach Sendek when it outshoots the opponent.

ABOUT THOSE THREES BY USC
USC's 15 threes is tied for the second-most by ASU opponent. Indiana State made 18 vs. ASU on Dec. 1, 1988. USC (in Los Angeles on March 7, 1998) and Arizona (in Tempe on Feb. 27, 1988) also made 15.

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