Video: Where ASU men's basketball stands in its final homestand

The Sun Devils' final two home games could affect its NCAA Tournament status


As ASU enters it's final home stretch, head coach Bobby Hurley and the rest of the Sun Devils continue their journey to the NCAA Tournament. ASU plays the California Golden Bears on Thursday March 1 and the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday March 3.


ASU basketball has its final two games at home this weekend against California Thursday, March 1 and against Stanford Saturday, March 3. 

ASU was the last remaining undefeated team in the NCAA after starting the season off 12-0. 

However, after a tough start to conference play the Sun Devils find themselves in the bottom half of the Pac-12 standings.

The Sun Devils are 19-9 (7-9) and are ranked 9th in the Pac-12.  If the season ended today, ASU would be a 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament. 

The Golden Bears are the 209th ranked RPI team and Stanford is ranked 85th. The Sun Devils are 39th, but a loss to Cal would drop them significantly.  

ASU has a chance to further impact its NCAA Tournament status with the Pac-12 Tournament on March 7-10 in Las Vegas.

Currently listed as a "Should Be In" for ESPN's "Bubble Watch," ASU needs both wins this weekend to break even (9-9) in conference play.


Reach the reporter at hsteine1@asu.edu or follow @hsteiner20 on Twitter.

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