It has't been pretty for ASU, who has struggled with turnovers (averaging 19 per game) and poor shooting (41.2% from the field, 33.9% from beyond the arc). That combination has led to losses against Pepperdine and New Mexico.
Herb Sendek really needs to get his stuff together, or this could be his last season in Tempe. This game represents an important early season battle, with the winner facing the victor of the Dayton/Wake Forest matchup. With no clear superteam in this tournament, the Sun Devils could surprise some people if they could just get their turnovers down and some better shooting.
Oh, and play some tough defense... that usually gives opponents the fits. Enough said! Go Devils! The game is on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.