The Sun Devils lost by 17 points to the Washington Huskies on Thursday, pushing their losing streak to nine games and leaving the fans searching for answers.
Coach Herb Sendek appears to have waved the white flag, giving his young players a lot of playing time in the hope that they could improve for next season. At one point in the second half, ASU fielded the following team:
C - Ruslan Pateev
F - Chanse Creekmur
F - Carrick Felix
F - Kyle Cain
G - Keala King
I remembered looking at the team and doing a double take. I was hopeful that they would put together a few respectful possessions and give us a glimpse of the good times to come. In reality, they looked disjointed and inexperienced, much like you'd expect.
There's only so much that can be done with this team, but looking forward to 2011-2012 we have hope in the name of Jahii Carson. When he starts running the point in Tempe, expect to see a big improvement in the quality of play. It can't get too much worse than this, unfortunately.