ASU Mens Basketball head coach Herb Sendek talks like a pipsqueak girl. Its unsettling, really. But the former North Carolina State head man definitely has cojónes. After leading the Wolfpack to five straight NCAA tourneys, Sendek left his lofty perch in the college-basketball stratosphere called the Atlantic Coast Conference to take the reins of the ever-troubled Sun Devils program. Dumb move? Many thought so until a few weeks ago, when Sendeks squeaky-clean Devils broke through with a jackstomping of then-17th-ranked Xavier. All good, but well see if Herbs boys can pass the real test when they continue Pac-10 play against the Arizona Wildcats.
Wed., Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m., 2008