Playing at home for jus the second time this season, the ASU men’s basketball team fell to Richmond Sunday afternoon 67-61, the team’s third straight loss.
St. John’s used a six-point possession to turn its deficit into a tie game, and the Red Storm’s pressure defense controlled the Sun Devils the rest of the way.
While other college basketball teams are off to places like the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Orlando, ASU is venturing north to colder weather for the Great Alaska Shootout.
Awaiting ASU on Saturday afternoon is an Alabama-Birmingham program that has averaged 21.8 wins in the past seven seasons and has been a top-50 RPI team in five of the past seven seasons.
It would have made sense for Mesa High school guard Jahii Carson to commit to play for UA, but Carson wanted to do things differently.
The desire to play basketball never left ASU quarterback Brock Osweiler, and now the former Gonzaga recruit looks to succeed as a two-sport athlete.
According to an ASU athletics official, steps are being taken to have sophomore backup quarterback Brock Osweiler join the men’s basketball team after the football season is over.