Head Coach Herb Sendek
ASU overcame a 12-point second half deficit but still came up just short in the Devils' final home game of the season.
It is the first Pac-12 opener at home in five seasons (last one was Jan. 3, 2008).
Game will be broadcast locally on FOX Sports Arizona at noon MT.
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SUN DEVIL DATA
Local product with good hands, understanding of the game and has chance to be solid low-post presence...coached in high school by Kevin Hartwig...very smart player...born in June of 1994 which means he was the youngest player on the 2012-13 squad...gets it done in the classroom as well.
2012-13 NOTES AND STATS
Posted 16 points vs. Hartford on Dec. 5, the most by a Sun Devil freshmen off the bench since Trent Lockett had 17 vs. Texas State on Nov. 16, 2009...team's youngest player (born in June of 1994)...entered Sacramento State Dec. 1 game with 10 rebounds on the year and three offensive rebounds and then used his size 17 shoes to post six offensive boards and nine total rebounds in 16 minutes...played in 32 games and started one one (March 2 at USC) and shot .488 from the field (20-of-41).
MOST POINTS OFF BENCH BY A SUN DEVIL FRESHMEN IN COACH SENDEK ERA
18, Christian Polk vs. Arizona (Feb. 25, 2007)
18, Christian Polk vs. Washington (Feb. 1, 2007)
17, Trent Lockett vs. Texas State (Nov. 16, 2009)
16, Eric Jacobsen vs. Hartford (Dec. 5, 2012)
16, Derek Glasser vs. North Carolina A&T (Dec. 21, 2006)
QUOTING COACH SENDEK ON ERIC
"Eric has a great basketball body for a young player. He moves exceptionally well both with his running the floor as well as his lateral agility for a young man his size. He has good hands. He can score inside and out and I think he has an edge and toughness about him that will really help our program."
HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012
Averaged 12.4 points and 10.3 boards per game in senior season...led Hamilton to 18-11 record in junior season and averaged 15.9 points, 11.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks that season (2010-11)...check out his numbers from MaxPreps right here.