2:30 PM ET, March 29, 2009
TRENTON, N.J. -- Texas A&M coach Gary Blair is jumping on the Arizona State bandwagon -- to some extent.
Hays: January key in March
With its upset of second-seeded Texas A&M, Arizona State proved anything can happen in March -- or that perhaps anything can happen with Briann January leading the way, writes Graham Hays. Story
• Arizona State reached its second Elite Eight in the last three seasons, giving the Pac-10 two teams in the Elite Eight for the first time since 1994. Arizona State is the first No. 6 seed to reach the Elite Eight since Stanford in 2004.
• The Sun Devils shot a blistering 62.0 percent (31-for-50) from the field, led by Brian January's 22 points on 8-for-10 shooting.
• The Sun Devils were the last unranked team to beat Connecticut, their next opponent, when they beat the Huskies 61-50 on Dec. 21, 2004. The Huskies have won 115 consecutive games against unranked teams since then.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||31-50 (.620)||29-60 (.483)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-10 (.400)||1-8 (.125)|
|FT Made-Attempted||18-21 (.857)||10-10 (1.000)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||11 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|