We could get used to this effort from the Sun Devils. Arizona State (12-5, 2-2 Pac-10) showcased their talents on Sunday afternoon, laying an old-fashioned smackdown on the Washington St. Cougars (11-4, 2-2 Pac-10) to the tune of 71-46.
The Cougars started the game without Marcus Capers or DeAngelo Casto, who were both benched for missing a team function this week. Perhaps because of that, Washington State never found their groove, going down 33-25 at the half and putting in a middling effort after the break.
Lets take a look at the box score.
The Good: ASU took care of business against a good team. Eric Boateng got 11 points and 9 rebounds. Ty Abbott achieved a double-double and looked very active and confident in himself. Lockett went 5-7 from the field and converted some offensive rebounds. ASU shot 50.8% from the field. The Sun Devils dished out 22 assists.
The Bad: ASU shot 27.3% (6-22) from long distance on the afternoon. Other than that, it was a great game for the Devils.
The Ugly: Washington State's effort. They shot 29.8% from the field, 62.5% from the charity stripe, and a mere 15.4% from 3PT range. The Cougars also turned the ball over 12 times and well, only scored 46 points.
The Sun Devils have to feel good about this effort. More on this game to come later on in the evening.