For the second game here, Arizona State's All-American guard has been a complete nonentity at the start. On Friday against Temple, Harden didn't make a field goal until the final five minutes. Through the first 8½ minutes against Syracuse, Harden has an all-zeroes stat line. No points, no shots, no rebounds, no assists, no nothing.
Harden finally launched a pair of 3s on ASU's first possession after the media timeout with less than 12 minutes to play at the half. He missed both. If Harden doesn't get involved, this game will get ugly for the Sun Devils.