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Sidebar: ASU men's basketball overwhelmed by Syracuse's zone defense

(03/15/18 6:06am)

For the past 41 years of Jim Boeheim's coaching tenure, Syracuse men's basketball has had a reputation of playing one of the toughest 2-3 zone defenses in college basketball. In a stacked ACC conference that includes Virginia, Duke and North Carolina, the Orange finished second in scoring defense – holding teams to 64.5 points per game (15th in the country). 

ASU men's basketball ousted by Colorado in first round of the Pac-12 tournament

(03/08/18 12:41am)

ASU men’s basketball was in search of its Las Vegas magic during the Pac-12 tournament after a disappointing 8-10 finish in conference play during the regular season. The Sun Devils upset then-No. 15 Xavier to win the Continental Tire Invitational tournament in November in Las Vegas to shape the team’s impressive 12-0 non-conference record. 

The impact of roster depth and bench players for ASU men's basketball

(01/26/18 1:07am)

No. 21 ASU men’s basketball has exceeded expectations this season, and many critics believe they are a year ahead of schedule. The Sun Devils have been ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation, while receiving a few first-place votes, and the hype surrounding the team includes the meticulous play of their three senior leaders – Shannon Evans II, Kodi Justice and Tra Holder – who anchor the team’s success. Or do they? 

No. 3 ASU men's basketball embracive of underdog role, set to face No. 17 Arizona

(12/30/17 5:23am)

It could be argued that senior guard Shannon Evans II resembles what it means to be an underdog. He had only one division I scholarship offer coming out of high school, his No. 3 Sun Devils had a three percent chance to beat Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse earlier this month and the ASU backcourt garners little media attention despite leading its team to a 12-0 start for the first time in program history.