Don't miss the final pair of home games for the 2010-11 men's basketball season or water polo's first two home matches of the season!
Feb. 28, 2011
Events This Week:
Men's Basketball (10-18, 2-14 Pac-10) final two home games of the season
hosts Oregon * Thursday * 6:30 p.m. (MT) * Wells Fargo Arena
hosts Oregon State (Senior Day) * Saturday * 2 p.m. (MT) * Wells Fargo Arena. Neither game is on TV.
Last Week: Lost 53-71 to UCLA Feb. 24 - lost 46-62 to USC Feb. 26.
Women's Basketball (17-9, 9-7 Pac-10)
at Oregon * Thursday * 7 p.m. (PT)/8 p.m. (MT) * Eugene, Ore.
at Oregon State * Saturday * 2 p.m. (PT)/3 p.m. (MT) * Corvallis, Ore.
Last Week: Defeated USC 69-55 Feb. 24 - lost to No. 11 UCLA 61-45 Feb. 26.
plays at Surprise for the Coca-Cola Classic * Thursday-Sunday * Surprise Stadium. The ASU schedule is as follows: (games start 45 minutes after MLB game ends)
-Thursday vs. Bakersfield
-Friday vs. Northern Illinois
-Saturday vs. Kansas
-Sunday vs. UC Riverside
Last Week: Lost 3-7 (2/25) - won 9-2 and 10-2 (2/26) - won 13-4 (2/27)- all vs. Delaware
Arizona native Scott Pinckney had a career-best second-place finish to lead the team to sixth place * USC Collegiate Invitational * Feb. 28-March 1 * Westlake Village, Calif. Pinckney, who is from Anthem, carded a 4-under par 67 on the final 18 holes after shooting an even par 71 in the first two rounds and ended with a 4-under par 209 (71-71-67). He has placed in the top-10 in all three of ASU's spring 2011 tournaments, tying for sixth at the Amer Ari Invitational and tying for 10th at the Battle at the Beach. Team has won this tournament five times under Randy Lein.
Track & Field
possibly at Last Chance Meets at various locations throughout the nation * Friday-Saturday * All day
Last Week: Women placed 4th and men placed 5th at the MPSF Indoor Championships Feb. 25-26 in Seattle, Wash. - Jasmine Chaney won the 200m and 400m dashes - Christabel Nettey won the long jump with an NCAA automatic qualifying mark.
hosts Wilson/DeMarini Invitational * Friday-Sunday* Farrington Stadium. The ASU schedule is as follows:
-Friday vs. ECU - 5:30 p.m. and vs. Northern Iowa - 7:30 p.m.
-Saturday vs. Northern Colorado - 3:30 p.m. and vs. New Mexico State - 5:30 p.m.
-Sunday vs. Creighton - 1:00 p.m.
Last Week: Won 6-2 (2/25) - won 10-2(5) and 5-2 (2/26) all vs. Michigan State
#9 Water Polo (4-6, 0-1 MPSF) first two home games of the season
hosts #3 UCLA at noon and Cal Baptist at 6 p.m. (MT) * Saturday * Mona Plummer Aquatic Center
Last Week: Placed 7th at the UC Irvine Invitational (Feb. 26-27) - won 9-8 over #11 San Jose State (2/26) - lost 15-7 to #1 Stanford (2/26) - lost 15-7 to #4 Cal (2/27) - won 10-9 over #7 San Diego State in 7th place game (2/27)
OFF (next event is NCAA Championships, March 17-19, in Philadelphia)
Last Week: Finished 3rd at Pac-10 Wrestling Championships in Corvallis, Ore. - ASU had 4 finalists with Anthony Robles (125) winning his third Pac-10 title in a row and Jake Meredith (184) winning his first - Bubba Jenkins (157) and Luke Macchiaroli (197) both took second place - ASU automatically qualified 6 individuals to the NCAA Championships, including Robles (125), Jenkins (157), Eric Starks (174), Meredith (184), Macchiaroli (197) and Levi Cooper (heavyweight)
Leading the way with her highest career finish, Junior Giulia Molinaro led the 10th ranked Arizona State women's golf team to a seventh place finish * Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship * Feb. 27-March 1 * New Orleans, La. For the tournament, Molinaro shot a 2-under 214 (71-73-70).
hosts a Tri-Meet with New Mexico and Arizona * Saturday *All day * Wigwam Golf Course in Phoenix
Women's Tennis (6-2)
hosts Washington State * Friday * 1:30 p.m. (MT) * Whiteman Tennis Center
hosts Oregon * Saturday * 12:00 p.m. (MT) * Whiteman Tennis Center
Last Week: Won 4-3 vs. USF (2/26) - lost 3-4 at Texas (2/27)
at Nebraska * Sunday * TBA * Lincoln, Neb.
Last Week: Lost to Stanford, 196.825-192.375
Swimming and Diving
at Men's Swimming Pac-10 Championships * Wednesday-Saturday * All day * Long Beach, Calif.
Last Week: Dive team and women's swimming competed in the Pac-10 Championships - Constantin Blaha ( Men's 3-meter Champion ) - Riley McCormick ( Men's Platform Champion ) - Rebecca Ejdervik ( 100 Breast Champion )
opens the spring season on Saturday * all games will take place at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium. The ASU schedule is as follows:
-10 a.m. - ASU vs. NAU
-Noon - UA vs. BYU
-4 p.m. - UA vs. NAU
-6 p.m. - ASU vs. BYU
Three Pitchforks of the Week
Bronze Pitchfork - Jasmine Chaney (Women's Track & Field)
Chaney continued to be the leader on the track for the Sun Devils as she won two individual events, including a successful defense of the 400m dash crown she won last year. On the first day of the meet, Chaney ran 23.77 to capture the 200m dash and qualified for the finals of the 60m hurdles. On the second day, she added the 400m dash title in 53.68 to win the event for the second year in a row before taking fourth in the hurdles in 8.40. Chaney has already automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200m dash with a time of 23.16 run earlier this year.
Silver Pitchfork - Jake Meredith (Wrestling)
The junior 184-pound wrestler turned in a solid performance at the Pac-10 Wrestling Championships, going 3-0 to win his first Pac-10 title. Needing to win the weight class to earn an automatic berth into the NCAA Wrestling Championships in March, Meredith opened the tournament with a 6-0 defeat of Kelan Bragg (Cal Poly) in the quarterfinals before blasting the #3 seed Todd Noel (CS Fullerton) with an 8-0 major decision. In the final, Meredith quieted the home crowd with his 5-2 defeat of unseeded Brice Arand (Oregon State), 5-2. Meredith, who had placed 6th and 4th in his last two Pac-10 tournaments, advances to his first NCAA Championships appearance.
Gold Pitchfork - Rebecca Ejdervik (Swimming and Diving)
Junior won the Pac-10 Championship in the 100 breast, setting a new Arizona State school record with a time of 58.90. Ejdervik actually broke the record twice in one day, initially setting the record in the preliminaries only to break it once again in the finals. The junior's time of 58.90 is the fastest time in the nation in the event, among collegiate swimmers.
Also nominated (listed alphabetically): Constantin Blaha (Swimming and Diving); Kramer Champlin (Baseball); Ben Engelhardt (M. Track & Field); Christabel Nettey (W. Track & Field); Mariam Salloum (W. Water Polo); Zach Wilson (Baseball)