Well, that just happened. The Arizona St. Sun Devils generated only eight- yes, eight- points of offense the entire first half during Saturday's 72-50 loss to the Washington St. Cougars. They made up for the poor first half showing with a solid 42-point outing in the second period, but as has been the case in recent weeks, the ASU push came a little too late.
Chris Colvin was the only Sun Devil to record double figures on this night, scoring 18 points to triple the output of any other Sun Devil on the roster. The Cougars, meanwhile, had two double-digit scorers: D.J. Shelton with 17 points and Brock Motum with 16 points.
ASU managed to make only three buckets in the first half en route to their low eight-point total. On the night, the Sun Devils shot 38.1% overall and 33.3% from three. Without a doubt, this is a tough loss that the Sun Devils will have to move on from heading into the season's final stretch.
ASU returns home for their final three games, beginning with the UCLA Bruins on Thursday. After that, the Sun Devils face the USC Trojans and the rival Arizona Wildcats to close out their 2011-12 campaign.