Arizona State Sun Devils - Sunday 1 pm - ESPN



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  • Famous Alumni

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  • ASU is a multiple winner of the Playboy Party School of the Year award. The main reason is probably the annual “Undie Run.” Ah, the college years.

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  • ESPN calls ASU’s win over Xavier the biggest win this year in College Basketball. They are unbeaten and they can score a ton.

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  • Head Coach Bobby Hurley

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  • Bragg a soph?



  • I still hate Bobby Hurley!



  • @Crimsonorblue22 I think he also left the school.



  • @wrwlumpy they are looking pretty good



  • 0_1512786247307_image.jpeg Sunday’s announcer.



  • Bragg is in his redshirt year, and would be a redshirt JR in 2018- 19. He is on leave from the ASU program. No information since late October.



  • @wrwlumpy I heard waltons doing the game. 😱



  • Arizona State beat St Johns tonight 82-70 - -St Johns is now 8-2 - Arizona State going to be coming in undefeated . - -Were gonna have our hands full 8-0. - -time to buckle up - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Closest game they has was against Kansas State?



  • Crimsonorblue22 said:

    @wrwlumpy I heard waltons doing the game. 😱

    Ya he is. How did we get so lucky? - I tried to watch the Oklahoma/USC game last night and man , he just butchers things so bad.

    The two of them Walton and the play by play guy spent 2/3 of the game talking about totally un-related BS. - Everything BUT the game. The game would be going on back and forth up and down the court and the two of them would be talking about bike rides, Walton asking the other if he had ever been to this place or that, Trying to name the 12 people for something hell I don’t even know what that was.

    Then they might say a lil something about the game, When Walton make a statement hell most the time it was wrong. - He talked about how much better Oklahoma passed the ball shared better - then they flash the stat up on assists and USC had more then Oklahoma. - -Or every time you turned around he was trying to tell someone to slap a ball back, and if it got blocked he would say some silly crap like on of the greatest blocks of all time.

    It is going to be really hard to listen to this Sunday. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Just looking at the stat comparison of these two teams really similar. Both teams play 7, big drop off after.

    ASU 91 ppg , - -KU 89 ppg - - -ASU 52.2 fg%- - KU 52.5 fg%- - - ASU 73 ft%- - KU 71.7 ft %- - - ASU 41.6 – 3point % - - -KU 41.7- - 3 point %

    Their Perimeter players shoot really well from the line , 85 , 87, 86 from the line - - Their bigs pretty suspect - -Both 60%. - - Our Perimeter pretty respectable - Our Big - horrible. 40%

    Neither team turns the ball over a lot. - -Both at 12 a game.

    We rebound , Assist, Steal & Block a little better then ASU - but no major difference

    They have 5 players averaging double figures - - - We have 5 players averaging double figures.

    What’s all this mean? - -Means these two teams look pretty damn close, on paper anyways , and this Is one game I feel the paper doesn’t really mis lead us that much. - - We better be ready, Phog or no Phog. We better have a complete 360 from Mid Week.

    I got a feeling the boys will be ready this time. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • A water valve malfunction has caused the Fieldhouse flooding of up to 3 feet in several areas. The court was not effected and the game as of right now is still a go for tomorrow.



  • Predictions for the game anyone?



  • kjayhawks said:

    Predictions for the game anyone?

    ASU 90 KU 70



  • Kansas 90 ASU 70. Or what @BShark said.



  • @HighEliteMajor @BShark Honestly watching some of the ASU vs SJU last night along with OU and TCU. I’m a litttle worried we are just not as athletic as the teams we will face much of the rest of the year. Vick is our only great athlete at this point. I’ve walked away very disappointed with Newman’s 10 inch vertical so far. I think this game could go ether way but look for a high number of points.



  • I’m going to say - -KU - 87 - - -Arizona State 84 - - just have this feeling after this last game, and some rigid practice for a day or two - -being back in the phog - the fans - -you got to Believe. - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY





  • @kjayhawks Although I doubt that there is anyone that agrees with me, I think that Garrett is better for this team than Newman. Meaning our best starting five is as composed, but with Garrett in place of Newman. I think Garrett’s game gives us a better overall product. Newman’s play may change that opinion.



  • Garrett will get a lot more playing time against a man to man defense which he is comfortable with as a Freshman. Newman will do better - he has to, he was completely overwhelmed by the Syracuse zone and the even better WSU zone under Boeheim’s tutoring and scouting report.

    Coach basically went public on his team yesterday saying that we don’t have any DOGS on this team like Frank, Josh and Landon were last year. He said that Vick is the closest, while Devonte and Garrett could be. He said Doke hasn’t learned how to be a DOG yet.



  • @wrwlumpy You are exactly right about how Newman appeared vs. the zone.

    That “Dog” thing Self is referring to (many different ways to say it) is part DNA, part learned or acquired. But there are some, no matter what you do, they don’t have it. Others have it from birth. If DG doesn’t have it yet, then I wouldn’t bet on it. I’m a bit surprised/disappointed that is the way Self sees DG right now.

    If you were picking the five you wanted on the floor at the end of a game, would it include Garrett or Newman right now? I’d say Garrett now. But I’m a bit torn because of the composition and lack of depth on our team. If Cunliffe is a player, then I think that makes a move by Self to Garrett at some point easier because we would not be totally reliant on Newman. I think that’s why Self probably has to stick with Newman now as a starter. I think Newman can get out of this funk. But it is an interesting thing to monitor.



  • @HighEliteMajor

    I like Garret a lot and I said before he might be the steal of the class; perhaps the best defender on the team just needing experience to get to the next level.

    I am starting to think that Newman is a better player in his mind that in reality. He shows flashes of brilliance but right now he is undisciplined and selfish; not something that Coach Self appreciates.



  • @HighEliteMajor I agree, I would start Garrett Sunday. Maybe Newman needs the Jeff Withey treatment, hit every stair in the fieldhouse! I honestly hope Sam pushes these guys for playing time. Instead of the we got who got short bench stuff.



  • I’d start Garrett, too. Doesn’t mean Newman doesn’t play. He’ll play a lot.

    @JayHawkFanToo @kjayhawks One interesting stat. I’m not a total advanced stats guy, but the Box Score Plus Minus (BPM) over the course of the season is pretty accurate. Mason and JJ were tops last season, with DG second. It’s basically the number of points a player contributes to over the average player, per 100 possessions.

    This season, Marcus Garrett is at 12.6, Newman 7.5 (Garrett is right there with DG and Vick). That seems to meet with the eye test that we generally look better with Garrett in vs. Newman. As a note, not only was Cunliff’s PER very low at ASU, his BPM was the second lowest among ASU regulars (comparing his 10 games vs. ASU players over the entire season). Small sample size. I’m wait and see on Cunliffe.

    On whether Newman is selfish – I think he is. But I do think that sometimes, the bronco needs bustin’ so to speak. I just don’t know how that looks, or how Self is handling that. But if someone can convince a guy to be a team player it’s Bill Self. The only player I ever really questioned his handling of, in that regard, was Tyshawn Taylor. I do think there is a reasonable chance that Newman is a different player in two months. Like Cunliffe at ASU, small sample size.



  • @kjayhawks Ok you really need to control your use of ridiculous hyperbole re: Newmans vertical. 10 appears to be a massive over exaggeration! 😉



  • HighEliteMajor said:

    @wrwlumpy You are exactly right about how Newman appeared vs. the zone.

    That “Dog” thing Self is referring to (many different ways to say it) is part DNA, part learned or acquired. But there are some, no matter what you do, they don’t have it. Others have it from birth. If DG doesn’t have it yet, then I wouldn’t bet on it. I’m a bit surprised/disappointed that is the way Self sees DG right now.

    If you were picking the five you wanted on the floor at the end of a game, would it include Garrett or Newman right now? I’d say Garrett now. But I’m a bit torn because of the composition and lack of depth on our team. If Cunliffe is a player, then I think that makes a move by Self to Garrett at some point easier because we would not be totally reliant on Newman. I think that’s why Self probably has to stick with Newman now as a starter. I think Newman can get out of this funk. But it is an interesting thing to monitor.

    I know you aren’t their biggest fan, but KJ Lawson has a lot of that dog in him, Dedric too but not quite as much.



  • kjayhawks said:

    I honestly hope Sam pushes these guys for playing time.

    I wouldn’t count on it.



  • KU wins 85-74.



  • I really don’t have a good feeling about today’s game against unbeaten #16 ASU. I think today will say a lot about the character of the current line up.

    If they take the crowd out early, we’re in for a long ugly day. Even if they don’t punch us in the face first, they have some nice come from behind wins… this is a team that isn’t going to give up even if they are down a bunch.

    But… Vegas has KU by 11, and we’re playing in the comfy confines of good ol AFH, so who am to go against Vegas and the good guys at the best home field advantage in college hoops. Plus, Hurley is an A-hole who deserves a nice long (and hopefully early) rock chalk chant to end that unbeaten streak.

    Feeling a change in the weather pattern from last week, I’ll override my nervousness… KU wins 77-71.

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  • Man this game today is going to be hard to watch. - -Well let me rephrase that - -This game is going to be realty hard to listen to.

    Damn I sure the hell hope Walton doesn’t take his shirt off today. He just butchers games. Spends half the game asking play by play guy what his name is, - talks about bicycle riding -anything and everything other then what’s taking place on the floor.

    If someone makes a pretty good play - it automatically becomes the BEST play of the year - - - How many times will we hear him say " Send it back big fella " - - Or the word " please"

    There is a lot of times when a team may go to the free throw line have enough time to shoot two free throws - -have a lane violation , a miss and a put back before they will even mention anything about the game. - - This guy is a mess, - -or he will talk about his diet - or some kinds of food, I’m tellin ya this guy has hit the pipe once to long and hard, not looking forward to it at all - -but got to get through this to watch the boys rebound back after that disaster this week.

    All I have to say is - - we better be ready, better bring it , these guys are no joke, - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



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