Devil’s Country – ASU Sports Report

February 21, 2008

Round 2 vs. Washington St.

The Cougars might have given the Devils a shot to the mouth in the final seconds at Wells Fargo Arena the last time these two met, but this time (hopefully) they won’t have the worst referee crew in the nation working the game.  I hate to use the ref excuse, but how do you not call a foul on the last second drive, at home, to win the game, when Harden goes flying to the ground after getting mugged?

 Lets just hope this one is decided by the players and not the officials. 

A few things to watch for: 

  • Ty Abbott – How will he follow up his 30 point game?  Can he stay hot?
  • Jeff Pendergraph – Can he stay out of foul trouble and be a contributor in this one?
  • James Harden – Can he get back on track as a player of the year candid

This is one of those games that could really spring board the Devils into the Tournament spot light.  They already have good wins of the likes of Xavier, Stanford, and Arizona (twice).  Adding Washington St. and USC or UCLA, would put us in a great position to get to the big dance.



  1. Regardless of whether the Sun Devils win tonight or not, they clearly deserve to go to the NCAA tournament. If there’s a better all around player than Harden in the PAC-10, please make a case. Sure, Mayo might have a few more minutes on the floor, but which player would you want if the game was on the line? The PAC-10 is stocked with talent this season. Period. As for winning in Pullman? Don’t think that’s going to happen this time around, though Coach Sendek has really turned things in a very positive direction for ASU basketball. Great to have another “class” coach in the conference. Good luck Sun Devil fans!

    Cougar Lew

    Comment by Cougar Lew — February 21, 2008 @ 3:01 pm

  2. You know, the game might not have come down to a questionable call at the end — followed by the worst behavior that side of Eugene — had your team not shot 2 of 14 from 3-point range. You have nobody to blame for that loss but yourselves. Relax and enjoy your beating tonight.

    Comment by Nuss — February 21, 2008 @ 6:18 pm

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