Here's a quick look at Arizona State's visit to Washington, which -- like just about all Pac-10 games these days -- has renewed title implications:
ARIZONA STATE (16-7 OVERALL, 6-4 PAC-10)AT WASHINGTON (15-7, 5-5)7:30 p.m. Saturday, Hec Edmundson Pavilion.TV: FSN Radio: 950-AMSeries: Arizona State leads 36-33 overall, but UW leads 18-14 in Seattle. The Sun Devils won the Jan. 8 meeting, 68-51, in Tempe, Ariz.
Statistical leaders: For ASU – G/F Rihards Kuksiks, 12.6 ppg; C Eric Boateng, 6.7 rpg; G Derek Glaser; 5.2 apg. For UW – F Quincy Pondexter, 20.7 ppg and 8.3 rpg; G Venoy Overton, 3.5 apg.
Scouting report: Arizona State is one of four teams with a share of the Pac-10 lead, one game ahead of Washington. … UW is 15-1 at home, ASU is 3-3 on the road. … ASU has been starting fast lately, averaging a 10-point halftime lead over its last eight games. … Six of the Sun Devils’ 21 opponents – including UW – have had season-low scoring outputs against them. … The Sun Devils lead the Pac-10 in scoring margin, 3-point field goals made, 3-point field goal percentage and assist-to-turnover ratio. They are second in the conference (behind USC) in scoring defense and field-goal percentage defense. … Washington leads in scoring offense, rebounding margin, offensive rebounds and scoring margin. … Individually, Boateng leads the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.652), Glasser leads in assists, while Glasser and eammate Jamelle McMillan are tied for the lead in assit-to-turnover ratio. Pondexter is third in both scoring and rebounding. ... As of Friday afternoon, about 125 tickets remained available.
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Next: 6 p.m. Thursday, at California, Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, Calif.; ESPN2.