Dissecting a decade of ASU sports
Jan. 8, 2000 — Eddie House couldn’t find a shot he didn’t like. In a double-overtime 111-108 victory over Cal in Berkeley, near where the former Sun Devil star went to high school, House torched the Golden Bears for 61 points, still an ASU record.
House shot 18-of-30 from the floor that night, including 7-of-10 from 3-point range.House, now a member of the Boston Celtics, scored 44 after halftime, a number that figures to stand in ASU record books for quite some time.
Then-Cal coach Ben Braun said he had never seen a performance like House’s in his career.
“You wait for a kid like that to fatigue or to start missing some shots but he did neither,” Braun told reporters after the game. “He’s a complete player and a great player and you’ve just got to take your hat off to him.”
House’s insane scoring effort tied him for a Pac-10 record he shares with former UCLA legend Lew Alcindor (who later changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar).
House finished is Sun Devils career as the school’s all-time leading scorer.