Arizona State met Maryland in a battle of unbeatens on Monday night in Kansas City for what would be the most challenging game each team has seen so far this season. It was the Terrapins besting the Sun Devils, handing ASU its first loss of the season, 78-73 Monday night in Kansas City.
The Sun Devils played superb basketball for the majority of the night, starting with a driving Gerry Blakes layup that would spark a 7-0 run to open the game.
Using a variety of different looks on defense, Maryland would eventually pull within 31-29 with six minutes left in the first half, forcing coach Herb Sendek to burn his first timeout of the game. From that point on neither team would lead by more than five points.