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ASU moment of the year round of 16: No. 4 football beating U of A vs. No. 13 lacrosse near perfect season.

Can a season take down one game or will sport prominence win the day?

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On Wednesday, No. 3 hockey winning the national title (98 percent) beat No. 14 baseball taking  2 of 3 at Oregon State (2%)

Here is the bracket as it stands right now:


Now for today's matchup

No. 4 seed football beats U of A

Is there anything that gives more joy to Arizona State fans than beating the University of Arizona? It's special for the Tempe faithful when the Sun Devils come out on top in any sport, but football is something else.

On Nov. 30, not only did the Sun Devils beat the Wildcats, they demolished them.

When the final whistle blew, the scoreboard read 58-21 in Arizona State's favor, with most of the Arizona fans long gone on the long drive down the I-10. The game was never particularly close, as the Sun Devils took a 30-7 lead into halftime. The Wildcats scored coming out of the half, bringing them within two possessions.

Arizona stopped the Sun Devil offense on the next drive, and looked poised to make it game once again. Then junior Damarious Randall happened, intercepting Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker and taking it 64 yards to the house and essentially ending the game. The next quarter and a half of play was just fans in maroon and gold giggling gleefully while their football team embarrassed their arch-rival.

It was the second straight year Arizona State took home the Territorial Cup, keeping coach Todd Graham undefeated against Arizona in his Sun Devil career.

As an added bonus, the mugging of the Wildcats also gave Arizona State the best conference record, allowing it to host the Pac-12 title game.

No. 13 seed: Lacrosse near perfect season:

For years now, the Arizona State lacrosse team has been a powerhouse in the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA).

In the last four seasons before the 2014 campaign, the team had made it to four consecutive final fours and had made it to the finals twice.

However, what the lacrosse team did in 2014 was unprecedented. The Sun Devils finished the regular season with a perfect 14-0 record.

They then swept through the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference Tournament and received the No. 1 overall seed going into the MCLA tournament.

With nine seniors on the team, and head coach Chris Malone announcing that he would be taking another job at the end of the season, everything was set in place for them to cap off their careers as champions.

In the first round of the tournament, Arizona State blew out Indiana 18-5. The following round was more difficult, but they found a way to outlast Boston College and win 8-7. This crucial win gave the Sun Devils their fifth consecutive appearance in the final four.

The Sun Devils faced off against SLC rival Chapman in the semi finals. It was the third meeting between both teams during the season. And for the third time, Arizona State was victorious as they won 10-5.

This set up a show down between Arizona State and Colorado in the finals. With a perfect 18-0 record, all that stood between Arizona State and perfection was an extremely talented Colorado team.

Arizona State won the first match up between both teams in the regular season 8-6. However, Colorado would end up getting the upper hand in the finals as they were able to narrowly hold on to a 13-12 win.

Despite not being able to win the national title, it was still without a doubt the best season in school history.

Dan Davis, Zack Handy, Logan Quinn and Ian Connell were named first-team All-Americans, and Quinn was named the 2014 MCLA player of the year. Malone was named the 2014 MCLA coach of the year, and ended his career as the greatest lacrosse coach in school history.

Voting is now closed. Football win over Arizona (80%) beats Lacrosse near perfect season (20%)