3:00 PM ET, March 12, 2009
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
LOS ANGELES -- Arizona State extended its recent domination of Arizona on Thursday, putting the Wildcats' long NCAA tournament streak in jeopardy.ASU coach Herb Sendek doesn't believe there should be a cause for debate."Admittedly biased, but I think our league is as deep and as talented and as balanced as any in the country," Sendek said after the 23rd-ranked Sun Devils beat Arizona 68-56 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 tournament. "Do I believe Arizona is one of the top 65 teams in the country? I would say yes. As competitors, we have great respect for them."
• Arizona State won for the second time in its last five games, advancing to the semifinals of the Pac-10 tournament.
• The Sun Devils have won five straight against the Wildcats.
• Arizona closed out its season with losses in five of its final six games. It has also lost four of its last five conference tournament games dating back to 2006.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-62 (.355)||25-48 (.521)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-21 (.238)||8-25 (.320)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-8 (.875)||10-14 (.714)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||11 (0/0)|