The Devils couldn't weather the storm against the Cal Bears' on Sunday night, falling short in an 81-71 loss. ASU showed little offensive spark outside of James Harden. Harden had 26 points, Kuksiks and Pendergraph had 16, and the rest of the Devils combined for just 13 points. Cal's Jerome Randle shot lights out from behind the arc while leading the Bears with 26 points.
The Devils need someone to step up as a consistent contributor on offense. James Harden can not carry this team night in and night out. Ty Abbott played a miserable game with no productivity and a few mental mistakes. Glasser struggled to gain control of the offense and Pendergraph missed a few key layups which would have helped slow the Bears 2nd half run. One bright spot for the 2nd consecutive game was Eric Boateng, who came in off the bench and had 3 offensive rebounds and scored 6 points.
ASU faces an Oregon State team coming off of a big win over USC. The game will be played Thursday @ 8:30 at Wells Fargo Arena.