Well, aint this a fine howdy-do?
While ASU football, the mack daddy of Sun Devils athletics, has been getting its rump kicked up and down the Pacific Coast, the former 90-pound pipsqueak named ASU mens basketball has been pondering a potential NCAA-tourney breakthrough year. And the path to March Madness just got easier, what with the hubbub in Tucson surrounding Lute Olsons departure and the subsequent de-commits by all of UofAs 2009 Top 100 recruits. No such turmoil in Tempe so far. In fact, mens head coach Herb Sendek was able to hang on to his blue-chippers, preseason first-team All-American James Harden and veteran big man Jeff Pendergraph.
See Herb, James, and Jeff in action for the first time since March when they open the season with a game against Mississippi Valley State as part of the ASU Basketball Double-Header. The first half of the slate pits Charli Turner Thornes Lady Devils against Cleveland State in a preseason WNIT match-up.
The chicks go at 6 p.m. The dudes tip at 8.