Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball
|Arizona State Sun Devils|
|University||Arizona State University|
|Head coach||Herb Sendek (8th year)|
|Arena||Wells Fargo Arena
Maroon and Gold
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 32|
|1961, 1963, 1975, 1995|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1973, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1991, 1995, 2003, 2009|
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).
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. 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.
|1920–21||George E. Cooper||9–2|
|1921–22||George E. Cooper||10–1|
|1922–23||Ernest C. Wills||5–3|
|1988–89||Steve Patterson, Bob Schermerhorn||12–16|
Record vs. Pac-12 opponents
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.
|Oregon St.||41||39||.512||ASU 5|
|Wash. St.||39||35||.527||ASU 3|
- Note all-time series includes non-conference matchups.
NCAA Tournament results
The Sun Devils have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 13 times. Their combined record is 13–14.
|1958||Regional Quarterfinals||Idaho State||L 68–72|
|1962||Regional Quarterfinals||Utah State||L 73–78|
|1964||Regional Quarterfinals||Utah State||L 90–92|
Regional 3rd Place Game
Long Beach State
|1981||Second Round||Kansas||L 71–88|
The Sun Devils have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) 12 times. Their combined record is 6–12.
|Cal State Fullerton
|1990||First Round||Long Beach State||L 71–86|
|UC Santa Barbara
|1993||First Round||Georgetown||L 68–78|
|1994||First Round||BYU||L 67–74|
|1998||First Round||Hawaiʻi||L 73–90|
|New Mexico State
North Carolina State
|2002||First Round||UNLV||L 91–96|
|2005||First Round||UNLV||L 78–89|
|2010||First Round||Jacksonville||L 66–67|
- "Herb Sendek".
- "ASU players drafted into the NBA".
- 2012-13 Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball records. Retrieved 2013-Nov-19.