Dec. 15, 2012
GREAT GAME FOR CARRICK
Senior Carrick Felix had another solid outing, as he had 13 points, a career-high 14 rebounds and a career-high five blocks to go along with three steals. In his past eight games he is averaging 17.0 ppg, 8.0 rebounds, is shooting 53-of-86 (.616) from the floor and has 13 blocks and 12 steals. Today also marked the third double-double of the year for Carrick.
Entering this season, ASU had blocked nine shots in a game five times in Coach Sendek's 197 Sun Devil games (six seasons). ASU blocked nine shots vs. Dartmouth, the sixth time it has blocked at least nine shots in a game this season. Carrick Felix had a career-high five blocks.
MOST BLOCKS BY ASU IN COACH SENDEK ERA
13 vs. Cal State Northridge (Dec. 8, 2012)
11 vs. Cornell (Nov. 20, 2012)
11 vs. Florida A&M (Nov. 18, 2012)
11 vs. Central Arkansas (Nov. 10, 2012)
11 vs. Southern Illinois (Mar. 20, 2008)
9 vs. Dartmouth (Dec. 15, 2012)
9 vs. Arkansas-Bluff (Nov. 28, 2012)
9 vs. Arizona (Mar. 4, 2012)
9 vs. Pepperdine (Nov. 15, 2011)
9 vs. #15 Arizona (Feb. 13, 2011)
GILLING AND ABLE
Senior Jonathan Gilling has 82 rebounds on the year (7.5 per game) after having 54 all of last season. He posted six assists, a season-best and tied for second-best in his career. He had seven assists vs. Washington State on Jan. 28, 2012, and also had six assists at Arizona on Dec. 31, 2011.
VS. THE IVY LEAGUE
Arizona State is now 7-0 vs. the Ivy League and 2-0 vs. Dartmouth. It won the only previous meeting 66-55 on Dec. 19, 1989.
ASU STARTING LINEUPS
The Sun Devils started Jordan Bachynski, Jahii Carson, Carrick Felix, Jonathan Gilling and Evan Gordon for the 11th straight game. ASU used 12 starting lineup last year (the most since it used 12 in 2003-04) and the year prior (2010-11) used 11.
ASU is 8-1 at home this year after going 7-10 in 2011-12. It has 10 home games remaining, as it plays Coppin State on Saturday, Dec. 29, at noon and then opens Pac-12 play vs. Utah on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m. and then hosts Colorado in a Sunday evening (6 p.m.) tilt on Jan. 6.
JORDAN BLOCK UPDATE
Jordan Bachynski now has 53 blocks on the year, just two behind Alton Lister (1979-80), and Mario Bennett (1991-92) for sixth on the Sun Devil season list. Bennett has the ASU and Pac-12 record with 115 in 1994-95.
Jahii Carson with six assists vs. Dartmouth already has 59 assists. Bobby Thompson (1983-84) has the Sun Devil freshman record with 114, followed by James Harden (110 in 2007-08) and Eddie House (108 in 1996-97).