Huskies fly out today for PHX. I'll follow tomorrow.
Here's a quick look ahead:
NO. 24 WASHINGTON (10-3 OVERALL, 1-1 PAC-10)AT ARIZONA STATE (10-5, 0-2)7:30 p.m. Friday, Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, Ariz.TV: FSN. Radio: 950-AM
Series: ASU leads, 35-33. UW has won 13 of the last 15 meetings, including a sweep of both regular-season meetings last season. However, in the most recent match, the Sun Devils beat the Huskies, 75-65, in the semifinals of the 2009 Pacific-10 Conference tournament.
Statistical leaders: For UW – F Quincy Pondexter, 21.3 ppg and 8.3 rpg; Venoy Overton, 3.3 apg. For ASU – F Rihards Kuksiks, 11.4 ppg; C Eric Boateng, 6.3 rpg; G Derek Glasser, 5.2 apg.
Scouting report: Arizona State is 9-1 at home, UW is 0-2 away from home. … The 84 points Washington scored in Tempe last season were the most by any ASU visitor since Herb Sendek became coach in 2006-07.… UW leads the Pac-10 in scoring and rebounding margin. ASU leads in scoring margin (plus 12.9), and is second in field goal percentage defense, turnover margin and assist-to-turnover ratio. … Eight Sun Devils have led the team in scoring in 13 games this season, and five players on the roster have career scoring highs of 20 points or more. Boateng has a .630 career shooting percentage. Kuksiks has hit 168 career 3-pointers, and he had a .443 3-point-shooting percentage last season. Glasser is the school’s career assist leader. This season, he is second in the league in assists, third in free throw percentage (.891) and third in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.5). Jamelle McMillian, the son of former Seattle Sonics coach Nate McMillian, is averaging 35.6 minutes over the last five games. … The Huskies’ next win will move Lorenzo Romar into a tie for third-most wins (156/Tippy Dye) in a UW career. … Isaiah Thomas has scored at least 20 points six times this season. Over his last five games, he is averaging 3 assists and 2.2 turnovers after previously averaging 1.8 assists and 3.6 turnovers. … Venoy Overton is averaging 11.7 points in six appearances off the bench. He averaged 5.6 points in seven starts.
Next: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, at Arizona, McKale Center, Tucson, Ariz.; FSN.