May 2, 2012
(Note: Some other notes, links and PDFs will be added throughout the summer)
Of the 338 D-I schools, ASU was one of just nine without a senior on its roster in 2011-12. The others: Albany, Binghamton, UC Irvine, Illinois St., St. John's, St. Joseph's, Savannah St. and Toledo.
Last year as a sophomore Jordan Bachynski scored a career-high 20 in Feb. 2 game at Stanford and had 19 vs. USC on Feb. 26, and if you take a look at the final 13 games his improvement was solid as all of his stats compared to the first 18 games are off-the-chart good. One area of improvement is free throw shooting. He entered the Stanford Feb. 2 game 20-of-50 (.400) for the season and 40-of-90 (.444) in his career, but was 10-of-12 (.833) in that game. He had seven double-figure scoring games in those 13 games. Another good note on his free throw improvement is that in his final 10 games, he was 33-of-47 (.702) at the charity stripe, in the first 21 games he was 20-of-50 (.400).
FINAL 13 GAMES/FIRST 18 GAMES FOR JORDAN
POINTS PER GAME: 10.1/2.8
FIELD GOAL PCT: 45-70 (.643)/18-39 (.462)
FREE THROW SHOOTING: 41-63 (.651)/12-34 (.353)
REBOUNDS PER GAME: 5.9/2.5
Freshman Jonathan Gilling in the final 22 games had 50 assists and averaged 29.9 minutes, 9.0 points and was 48-of-115 (.417) from the three-point stripe...went bonkers vs. Arizona on March 4 with 21 points on 7-of-8 shooting and 5-of-6 threes...matched career-high with 39 minutes vs. UCLA on Feb. 23 and had 17 points...after playing career-high 39 minutes vs. Washington Jan. 26 and posting season-high 20 points he played 38 and had season-high seven assists in win over Wazzu on Jan. 28...averaged 8.8 minutes in the first eight games but 9.0 points in his final 22 games...had eight double-figure scoring efforts in final 18 tilts...averaged 14.5 points on the USC/UCLA road trip and also had 12 at Colorado on Jan. 19...big-time good at UCLA on Jan. 7, notching 17 points, including 5-of-6 from the three-point stripe, in 34 minutes...12 points in 33 minutes along with four assists in the Jan. 5 win at USC.
GILLING FIRST 9 GAMES OF SEASON/FINAL 22 GAMES
MINUTES PER GAME: 8.8/29.9
POINTS PER GAME: 1.9/9.0
FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE: .357 (5-14)/.424 (64-151)
THREE-POINT PERCENTAGE: .357 (5-14)/.417 (48-115)
ASSISTS PER GAME: 0.3/2.2
REBOUNDS PER GAME: 0.5/2.3
With its injuries and illnesses ASU used 11 starting lineups and 11 players made a start in 2010-11 and those numbers finished at 12 and eight in 2011-12...12 lineups is most by the Sun Devils since 2003-04 team started 13 and tied for second-most in 19 seasons...1995-96 team under Bill Frieder also tried 12 options...ASU had its full compliment of players in just 10 of 18 Pac-10 tilts in 2010-11 and for just 10 of 18 in 2011-12.
MOST SUN DEVIL STARTING LINEUPS SINCE 1993-94
ASU STARTING LINEUPS 2011-12 (12)
Bachynski, Cain, Colvin, Felix, Gilling (0-2)
Bachynski, Cain, Colvin, Felix, Lockett (1-1)
Bachynski, Cain, Felix, King, Lockett (1-0)
Bachynski, Colvin, Creekmur, Gilling, Lockett (1-1)
Bachynski, Colvin, Creekmur, Felix, Gilling (1-2)
Bachynski, Colvin, Felix, Gilling, Lockett (1-1)
Bachynski, Colvin, Felix, King, Lockett (1-0)
Cain, Felix, King, Lockett, Pateev (1-4)
Cain, Colvin, Felix, King, Lockett (1-3)
Cain, Creekmur, Felix, King, Lockett (0-2)
Colvin, Creekmur, Felix, Gilling, Pateev (0-3)
Creekmur, Felix, Gilling, Pateev, Lockett (2-2)
It has been said that this year's turnovers for ASU was an anomaly based on its ranking in the Pac-10 and nationally the past few years with Derek Glasser and Jamelle McMillan handling the ball. Here is a nugget to back that fact up...in the previous two seasons combined, ASU averaged 12.05 turnovers in 64 games, the best mark in the league. Oregon was second at 12.47.
GILLING PAC-12 MINUTES/OVERALL THREES
Jonathan Gilling averaged 31.9 minutes in the 18 games of regular season Pac-12 play. That ranked seventh in Sun Devil freshmen history and there are some Sun Devil studs in front of him. Gilling also made 53 three-pointers on the year, fifth-best by an ASU freshman.
SUN DEVIL FRESHMEN MINUTES PER GAME PAC-10/12 GAMES
1. James Harden, 2007-08 (35.9)
2. Ty Abbott, 2007-08 (34.8)
3. Byron Scott, 1979-80 (34.2)
4. Ike Diogu, 2002-03 (33.3)
5. Derek Glasser, 2006-07 (32.2)
6. Jamal Faulkner, 1990-91 (32.1)
7. Jonathan Gilling, 2011-12 (31.9)
COLVIN FINISHED STRONG
Junior Chris Colvin had his best floor-general game of the season matching career-high with nine assists and just two turnovers in high-level win over Arizona on March 4 and added three steals. He also had nine assists in the Feb. 23 UCLA loss to go along with 10 points and just three turnovers in 39 minutes. In his final 15 games Colvin averaged 8.7 points (fourth on the team), 31.1 minutes and had 75 assists (5.0 per game). He had six double-figure scoring games in that time, including a career-best 18 at Washington State (Feb. 18), 16 vs. Washington State (Jan. 28) and 15 at Colorado (Jan. 19). He played all 40 minutes vs. Washington State on Jan. 28 for the first time in his career and notched 16 points and six rebounds in the Sun Devil win. Against Oregon State on Jan. 14 after Trent Lockettwent down with an ankle injury, Colvin played 13 minutes (10 in the second-half). In those 10 minutes he was 6-of-8 from the free throw line and had five assists and just one turnover.
COLVIN'S FIRST 16 GAMES OF SEASON/FINAL 15 GAMES
MINUTES PER GAME: 20.3/31.1
POINTS PER GAME: 4.9/8.7
FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE: .277 (18-65)/.406 (41-101)
THREE-POINT PERCENTAGE: .250 (5-20)/.375 (12-32)
ASSISTS PER GAME: 2.8/5.0
REBOUNDS PER GAME: 1.3/3.5
ASU gave up just 66.3 points per game in 2011-12, the tenth-best mark in Sun Devil history. Coach Sendek's squads have given up five of the ten fewest points-per-game marks in Sun Devil history.
FEWEST POINTS PER GAME BY SUN DEVIL OPPONENTS
1. 46.5 - 1948
2. 47.6 - 1949
3. 58.7 - 2010
4. 59.8 - 1950
5. 60.5 - 2009
6. 61.8 - 2007
7. 61.9 - 2008
8. 64.2 - 1982
9. 65.2 - 1984
10. 66.3 - 2012
(NOTE: BOLD DENOTES TEAM COACHED BY COACH SENDEK)
ASU blocked 123 shots on the year, the seventh-most by a Sun Devil squad in history. It marked the most in the Coach Sendek-era and the most since the 2003 team swatted 139. Jordan Bachynski had 41, Ruslan Pateev notched 30 and Carrick Felix had 22.
MOST BLOCKS BY A SUN DEVIL TEAM
1. 172 - 1997
2. 165 - 1995
2. 165 - 1979
4. 157 - 1980
5. 144 - 1981
6. 139 - 2003
7. 123 - 2012
8. 119 - 2001
9. 116 - 2005
10. 115 - 2011
(NOTE: BOLD DENOTES TEAM COACHED BY COACH SENDEK)
PLAYING TIME NOTES
Jon Gilling's 24.3 minutes per game is sixth-most by a freshman in the Coach Sendek era.
ASU FRESHMEN MINUTES PER GAME COACH SENDEK
LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE ON MARCH 4
Simply put, ASU's 87-80 win over Arizona on March 4 in the final regular season game of the year (its seventh over the Wildcats in the past 11 meetings) was just one of those days for Sparky where everything went right...Sun Devils had season-highs in points (87), three-point percentage (.583/7-of-12), free throw percentage (.917/22-of-24), points in any half (49 in the second half) and matched a season-high with nine blocks...ASU also matched a season-low with 10 turnovers (also vs. Fresno State on Dec. 21)...sophomore Jordan Bachynski had a career-high six blocks and matched a career-high with 30 minutes...junior Chris Colvin notched a season-high with nine assists (and had just two turnovers)...junior Carrick Felix had a career-high 23 points and eight free throws made (on nine attempts)...freshman Jonathan Gilling had a career-high 21 points, made a career-high seven field goals (on just eight attempts) and matched season-high with five three-pointers made (on just six attempts)...the Sun Devils made their final 15 free throws, including 10 in the final 5:11...ASU scored on its final seven possessions, or every time it touched the ball in the final 5:20 of the game.
KNOCKING DOWN FREE THROWS
ASU's 22-of-24 (.917) free throw mark against Arizona on March 4 is the third-best mark in ASU history for a minimum of 20 attempts. ASU made its final 15 free throws (16-of-17 in the second half).
TOP FREE THROW SHOOTING GAMES IN SUN DEVIL HISTORY (MIN. 20 ATTEMPTS)
.950/19-of-20 vs. UCLA, Feb. 12, 2004
.923/24-of-26 vs. CS -L.A., Dec 19, 1981
.917/22-of-24 vs. Arizona, Mar. 4, 2012
The Feb. 11 ASU-Colorado game was Coach Sendek's 600th game as a head coach. His first game was on Nov. 27, 1993, when the 30-year old mentor led Miami (Ohio) to 108-68 win over Mt. Vernon Nazarene in Oxford. Included on his staff that year were Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter and Arizona head coach Sean Miller. Coach Sendek also earned his 350th career win on Feb. 9 vs. Utah, as he is the second-youngest active coach with 350 Division I wins. He turned 49 on Feb. 22. Only Billy Donovan (395 career Division I wins entering this season) who was born on May 30, 1965, is younger in the 350-win category.
Junior Carrick Felix, who missed two games late in the year vs. UCLA (Feb. 23) and USC (Feb. 25) due to an illness, notched the fifth 20-point game of his career with career-high 23 vs. Arizona on March 4 including 8-of-9 from the free throw line. He also had 20 points vs. Washington State on Jan. 28, 22 vs. USC (Jan. 5, 2012), 21 vs. Tulsa in his sophomore season (Jan. 12, 2011) and 20 vs. New Mexico (Nov. 18, 2011).
ABOUT THOSE 87 POINTS
ASU's 87 points vs. Arizona on March 4 is tied for the fourth-most in Pac-10/12 game in the Coach Sendek era.
MOST POINTS BY ASU IN COACH SENDEK ERA (PAC-10/12 GAME)
Arizona State 99, @California 90, 2 OT (Jan. 17, 2008)
Arizona State 90, @Stanford 60 (Jan. 2, 2009)
Arizona State 88, Stanford 70 (Jan. 30, 2010)
Arizona State 87, Arizona 80 (Mar 4, 2012)
WHO ARE THE GUYS STRAIGHT FROM HIGH SCHOOL?
The Sun Devils signed three Arizona prep products in the fall of 2011. Calaen Robinson, a 6-2 guard, helped Corona del Sol High School in Tempe notch a school-recrd 32 wins (32-1) en route to a state title. Raymond S. Kellis High School (Glendale) product Kenny Martin is known for defense and hustle, but also averaged 15.9 points, 9.7 boards and 4.7 blocks 6-10 Eric Jacobsen of Hamilton High School has the look of a solid Pac-12 man. Martin and Robinson were named All-Arizona by the Arizona Republic, while Jacobsen earned first-team Division honors from the Republic as well.