Next week House of Sparky will begin our "ASU Moment of the Year" tournament, with the 16 best moments from the athletic season. This week we will randomly introduce all 16 moments, then reveal our seedings and match-ups next week, where you, the reader, will vote on what was the ASU athletics Moment of the Year
Oregon's Joseph Young scored 29 points in the second half to almost complete a comeback in a game where the Ducks trailed 50-29 with 14:30 remaining in the contest. Jordan Bachynski's palm didn't let that number reach 31.
The Ducks set up a beautiful play as Young made a back door cut along the baseline but Bachynski rotated over and blocked the would be game tying shot to give the Sun Devils the 74-72 win.
Arizona State improved to 18-6 overall and 7-4 in the Pac-12 at the time. The Canadian almost had a triple-double in the game with 26 points, nine rebounds and nine blocks.
Alongside Bachynski's moment, there was controversy off the court during the game. Oregon's Jason Calliste was injured and went to the baseline closest to the Arizona State student section to try and walk off the injury. Calliste got into a verbal confrontation with a student that might have turned physical if security hadn't intervened.
Oregon head coach Dana Altman alleged after the game that Arizona State fans spit on the Ducks' coaching staff but according to a report by The Oregonian, Altman's staff decided not to press charges.
Not only was it a memorable game on and off the court but it gave the Sun Devils a lot of momentum headed into its home game with the No. 2 Arizona Wildcats which the Sun Devils went on to win.