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ASU Basketball: Sun Devils head to Florida for Tire Pros Invitational

The 2-0 Sun Devils return to action this week at the HP Field House.

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After going 2-0 in their mini two-game homestand to start the season, the Arizona State Sun Devils are headed to Kissimmee for the Tire Pros Invitational. Joining them there are three other power conference teams along with three traditional powers in the high and mid-major ranks.

Schedule (All times MST)

Thursday:

Arizona State vs. Northern Iowa, 2:30 PM, ESPNU

Friday:

Arizona State vs. Oklahoma/Tulane, 3:00 PM or 5:00 PM, ESPNU

Sunday:

Arizona State vs. Opponent TBD, Time TBD, ESPN2/ESPNU/ESPN3

Arizona State Update (2-0):

All things considered, the first two games of the 2016-17 campaign went pretty well for head coach Bobby Hurley and company. The ballyhooed backcourt has lived up to the hype thus far, and while the coaching staff would like to see more on both ends of the court from the bigs, it is clear that this team will be able to score and compete against most nearly opponent it faces.

We last saw Arizona State play on Sunday night, where the Sun Devils took care of business to the tune of a 22-point win against Cal Poly. The Mustangs actually pushed Hurley’s team deep into the second half before they finally faded away, but that small test may have been a net positive as the Maroon and Gold will surely need to start playing a full 40 minutes of good basketball.

Point guard Tra Holder currently leads Arizona State with 23.5 points per game, but three other players are averaging in double figures.

Rest of the Field:

Northern Iowa

Record: 1-0

KenPom Rank: 77th

Players To Watch: F Bennett Koch (11 PPG, 5 RPG), G Jordan Ashton (9 PPG, 4 RPG, 3 APG)

Oklahoma

Record: 1-0

KenPom Rank: 28th

Players To Watch: PF Khadeem Lattin (19 PPG, 11 RPG, 2 BPG), PG Jordan Woodard (16 PPG, 5 RPG, 3 APG)

Tulane

Record: 1-1

KenPom Rank: 220th

Players To Watch: G Cameron Reynolds (17 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 2 APG), SG Malik Morgan (10 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 2 APG)

Clemson

Record: 1-0

KenPom Rank: 25th

Players To Watch: SG Marcquise Reed (19 PPG, 4 RPG, 3 SPG), F Jaron Blossomgame (13 PPG, 6 RPG, 3 APG)

Davidson

Record: 1-0

KenPom Rank: 74th

Players To Watch: PF Peyton Aldridge (31 PPG, 7 RPG, 2 APG), SG Rusty Reigel (13 PPG, 8 RPG, 4 APG)

Xavier

Record: 2-0

KenPom Rank: 12th

Players To Watch: G/F Trevon Bluiett (19 PPG, 7 RPG, 2 APG), PG Edmond Sumner (18.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 4.0 APG)

Missouri

Record: 1-0

KenPom Rank: 144th

Players To Watch: CG Frankie Hughes (23 PPG, 2 RPG, 2 SPG), SF Willie Jackson (11 PPG, 9 RPG)