2:45 PM ET, March 20, 2009
AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
• Derek Glasser scored a career-high 22 points and Jeff Pendergraph added 22 as Arizona State toppled Temple. The Sun Devils leading-scorer James Harden had nine points on 1-of-8 field goals, which tied for his second lowest scoring total of the season.
• Arizona State has 25 wins for the first time since 1975 and is one win shy of tying a school record set in 1963.
• Herb Sendek has won an NCAA tournament game at three different schools.
• Dionte Christmas scored 29 points for the Owls, more than half of Temple's total points. Fran Dunphy falls to just 1-11 in the NCAA tournament in his career with nine of those losses coming at Penn.
-- ESPN research
Arizona State escaped their battle with Temple, but James Harden will need much more versus Syracuse. Story
Forde: Harden hugeJames Harden, an Arizona State guard, became the kind of player who made first-team All-America teams and is projected as a lottery pick in the June NBA draft. Story
NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-51 (.373)||20-39 (.513)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-17 (.353)||8-14 (.571)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-17 (.765)||18-24 (.750)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
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