Well, its the beginning of January and the ASU Mens Basketball team did what it was supposed to do: mop up the mostly-weak-sauced opponents in its nonconference schedule. Aside from a slip-up to a very good Baylor squad and a tough conference loss at Cal, coach Herb Sendek and the boys are 12-2, and are in prime position for an NCAA tournament berth. But now the going gets much tougher, as the Mississippi Valley States and Idaho States are replaced by Pac-10 big-timers such as UCLA and UofA. First up on the Devils home conference slate are the Oregon State Beavers, quite possibly the leagues weakest team, but dangerous nonetheless.
Thu., Jan. 8, 8:30 p.m., 2009