Shaquielle McKissic scored 22 points and Eric Jacobsen added 20 points in ASU's 81-74 victory over the Pepperdine Waves at Wells Fargo Arena.
A young and inexperienced Sun Devil team pulled away with a win in their return to Wells Fargo Arena, but not without a couple of close calls.
The Sun Devils couldn't slow down Levi Randolph, whose hot hand carried the Crimson Tide to a 76-71 victory over ASU men's basketball in Kansas City.
The Sun Devils hit 10 threes, and held LMU's top scorer, Evan Payne, to only nine points.
At ASU basketball's media day, Herb Sendek said recruits appear to have "bought in" to the Sun Devil system.