Well, bad news struck the Arizona St. basketball program on Friday when the NCAA ruled that freshman Jahii Carson is ineligible for the 2011-12 season due to academic reasons. Carson was expected to be a huge contributor to this Sun Devils squad and his teammates will have to play out the season without him.
That doesn't mean that things can't turn out well, though. Through eight games, we have seen both the good and the bad in this ASU team. The good: even scoring and the ability to move ahead in tight games. The bad: turnovers and inconsistency that hinder said efforts to move ahead in tight games.
ASU gets a nice test today when the North Dakota St. Bison come to town. The two teams will play at 2:00 p.m. MST, and a live stream of the game can be found at FoxSportsArizona.com. Hop onto this GameThread for breakdown and discussion during the game.