Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball

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Arizona State Sun Devils
2014–15 Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball team
Arizona State Sun Devils athletic logo
University Arizona State University
Conference Pac-12
Location Tempe, AZ
Head coach Herb Sendek (9th year)
Arena Wells Fargo Arena
(Capacity: 10,754)
Nickname Sun Devils
Colors

Maroon and Gold

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1995
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1961, 1963, 1975, 1995, 2003, 2009
NCAA Tournament appearances
1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1973, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1991, 1995, 2003, 2009, 2014

The Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Pacific-12 Conference.

The Arizona State Sun Devils have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 13 times, including 3 Elite Eights (1961, 1963, 1975). They have won 8 conference championships (4 WAC and 4 BOR) and finished in the final AP rankings 7 times. The highest national ranking the Sun Devils have achieved was #3 under Ned Wulk during the 1980–81 season when the starting lineup included Byron Scott, Fat Lever, and Alton Lister. Ned Wulk was the men's basketball coach from 1958 to 1982 and remains the most successful coach in the history of the program with a record of 406 – 272 (.599).

Arizona State appeared in the NAIA Men's Basketball National Tournament two years (1948 and 1953). Both years losing in the second round, leaving the NAIA with a tournament record of 2–2.

Herb Sendek is the current head coach of the Sun Devils. Sendek stepped down as head coach of the North Carolina State Wolfpack and accepted the head coaching job at Arizona State in 2006. During a somewhat successful career in Raleigh, Sendek took the Wolfpack to five consecutive NCAA Tournaments and also won ACC coach of the year in 2004.[1] Sendek was credited for bringing a "basketball atmosphere" and level of excitement to the ASU campus that had been absent for years. In his first four seasons at ASU, Sendek led the Sun Devils to three consecutive 20 win seasons, the 2009 Pac-10 conference tournament finals, and the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Thirty-six ASU Sun Devils have been selected in the NBA Draft, including James Harden, Byron Scott, Isaac Austin, Lafayette Lever, Alton Lister, Lionel Hollins, Sam Williams, Jeff Pendergraph, Stevin "Hedake" Smith, Mario Bennett, Tommy Smith, Ike Diogu, Eddie House. Freddie Lewis, and Joe Caldwell.[2]


Yearly records[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
1920–21 George E. Cooper 9–2
1921–22 George E. Cooper 10–1
1922–23 Ernest C. Wills 5–3
1923–24 Aaron McCreary 1–1
1924–25 Aaron McCreary 4–7
1925–26 Aaron McCreary 9–3
1926–27 Aaron McCreary 6–6
1927–28 Aaron McCreary 10–5
1928–29 Aaron McCreary 3–10
1929–30 Aaron McCreary 3–10
1930–31 Ted Shipkey 12–6
1931–32 Ted Shipkey 6–12
1932–33 Ted Shipkey 7–10
1933–34 Rudy Lavik 11–10
1934–35 Rudy Lavik 6–10
1935–36 Earl Pomeroy 11–10
1936–37 Earl Pomeroy 9–11
1937–38 Earl Pomeroy 9–12
1938–39 Earl Pomeroy 13–13
1939–40 Rudy Lavik 8–11
1940–41 Rudy Lavik 8–12
1941–42 Rudy Lavik 10–6
1942–43 Rudy Lavik 11–7
1943–44 No team
1944–45 Rudy Lavik 2–2
1945–46 Rudy Lavik 12–15
1946–47 Rudy Lavik 7–11
1947–48 Rudy Lavik 13–11
1948–49 Bill Kajikawa 12–16
1949–50 Bill Kajikawa 12–14
1950–51 Bill Kajikawa 8–16
1951–52 Bill Kajikawa 8–16
1952–53 Bill Kajikawa 13–12
1953–54 Bill Kajikawa 5–18
1954–55 Bill Kajikawa 10–14
1955–56 Bill Kajikawa 10–16
1956–57 Bill Kajikawa 10–15
1957–58 Ned Wulk 13–13
1958–59 Ned Wulk 17–9
1959–60 Ned Wulk 16–7
1960–61 Ned Wulk 23–6
1961–62 Ned Wulk 23–4
1962–63 Ned Wulk 26–3
1963–64 Ned Wulk 16–11
1964–65 Ned Wulk 13–14
1965–66 Ned Wulk 12–14
1966–67 Ned Wulk 5–21
1967–68 Ned Wulk 11–17
1968–69 Ned Wulk 11–15
1969–70 Ned Wulk 4–22
1970–71 Ned Wulk 16–10
1971–72 Ned Wulk 18–8
1972–73 Ned Wulk 19–9
1973–74 Ned Wulk 18–9
1974–75 Ned Wulk 25–4
1975–76 Ned Wulk 17–10
1976–77 Ned Wulk 15–13
1977–78 Ned Wulk 13–14
1978–79 Ned Wulk 16–14
1979–80 Ned Wulk 22–7
1980–81 Ned Wulk 24–4
1981–82 Ned Wulk 13–14
1982–83 Bob Weinhauer 19–14
1983–84 Bob Weinhauer 13–15
1984–85 Bob Weinhauer 12–16
1985–86 Steve Patterson 14–14
1986–87 Steve Patterson 11–17
1987–88 Steve Patterson 13–16
1988–89 Steve Patterson, Bob Schermerhorn 12–16
1989–90 Bill Frieder 15–16
1990–91 Bill Frieder 20–10
1991–92 Bill Frieder 19–14
1992–93 Bill Frieder 18–10
1993–94 Bill Frieder 15–13
1994–95 Bill Frieder 24–9
1995–96 Bill Frieder 11–16
1996–97 Bill Frieder 10–20
1997–98 Don Newman 18–14
1998–99 Rob Evans 14–16
1999–00 Rob Evans 19–13
2000–01 Rob Evans 13–16
2001–02 Rob Evans 12-14 7-11 7th
2002–03 Rob Evans 19-11 11-7 4th
2003–04 Rob Evans 10–17 4-14 10th
2004–05 Rob Evans 18–13 7-11 6th
2005–06 Rob Evans 11–17 5-13 9th
2006–07 Herb Sendek 8–22 2-16 10th
2007–08 Herb Sendek 21–12 9-9 5th
2008–09 Herb Sendek 25–10 11-7 3rd
2009–10 Herb Sendek 22–11 12-6 2nd
2010–11 Herb Sendek 12–19 4–14 10th
2011–12 Herb Sendek 10–21 6–12 10th
2012–13 Herb Sendek 21–12 9–9 6th
2013–14 Herb Sendek 21–12 10–8 3rd
2014–15 Herb Sendek 1–0
Total:

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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Record vs. Pac-12 opponents[edit]

Arizona State has the following all-time series records vs. Pac-12 opponents. They lead three opponents series and are just even with the California Bears.

Opponent Wins Losses Pct. Streak
Arizona 81 145 .358 ASU 1
Cal 37 37 .500 ASU 2
Colorado 4 5 .444 Colorado 1
Oregon 42 34 .553 ASU 1
Oregon St. 41 39 .512 ASU 5
Stanford 31 45 .408 Stanford 1
UCLA 18 64 .196 UCLA 3
USC 37 52 .416 ASU 1
Utah 20 29 .417 Utah 1
Washington 35 42 .408 Wash. 8
Wash. St. 39 35 .527 ASU 3
  • Note all-time series includes non-conference matchups.

Postseason results[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Sun Devils have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 13 times. Their combined record is 13–14.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1958 Regional Quarterfinals Idaho State L 68–72
1961 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Seattle
USC
Utah
W 72–70
W 86–71
L 80–88
1962 Regional Quarterfinals Utah State L 73–78
1963 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Utah State
UCLA
Oregon State
W 79–75OT
W 93–78
L 65–83
1964 Regional Quarterfinals Utah State L 90–92
1973 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Oklahoma City
UCLA
Long Beach State
W 103–78
L 81–98
L 80–84
1975 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Alabama
UNLV
UCLA
W 97–94
W 84–81
L 75–89
1980 First Round
Second Round
Loyola Marymount
Ohio State
W 99–71
L 75–89
1981 Second Round Kansas L 71–88
1991 First Round
Second Round
Rutgers
Arkansas
W 79–76
L 90–97
1995 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Ball State
Manhattan
Kentucky
W 81–66
W 64–54
L 73–97
2003 First Round
Second Round
Memphis
Kansas
W 84–71
L 76–108
2009 First Round
Second Round
Temple
Syracuse
W 66–57
L 67–78
2014 First Round Texas L 85-87

NIT results[edit]

The Sun Devils have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) 12 times. Their combined record is 6–12.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1983 First Round
Second Round
Cal State Fullerton
TCU
W 87–83
L 76–78
1990 First Round Long Beach State L 71–86
1992 First Round
Second Round
UC Santa Barbara
Utah
W 71–65
L 58–80
1993 First Round Georgetown L 68–78
1994 First Round BYU L 67–74
1998 First Round Hawaiʻi L 73–90
2000 First Round
Second Round
New Mexico State
North Carolina State
W 83–77
L 57–60
2002 First Round UNLV L 91–96
2005 First Round UNLV L 78–89
2008 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Alabama State
Southern Illinois
Florida
W 64–53
W 65–51
L 57–70
2010 First Round Jacksonville L 66–67
2013 First Round
Second Round
Detroit
Baylor
W 83–68
L 86–89

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Herb Sendek". 
  2. ^ "ASU players drafted into the NBA". 
  3. ^ 2012-13 Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball records. Retrieved 2013-Nov-19.

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