Next week, House of Sparky will begin our "#SunDevilMoments" tournament, featuring the 16 best moments from the athletic season. This week we will introduce all 16 seeds, then reveal our match-ups where you, the reader, will vote on what was the ASU athletics Moment of the Year.
Perhaps no Arizona State coach is more accomplished than Charli Turner Thorne. She is the winningest coach in ASU women's basketball history and is No. 2 in the Pac-12 in total wins.
Turner Thorne will be starting her 20th season at ASU in 2016-2017. However it will be difficult to top her 19th season, in which she guided the Sun Devils to a share of the Pac-12 title.
The Sun Devils earned its highest NCAA Tournament seed (No. 2) in program history last season, after the Sun Devils won 26 games. ASU tied a program record with 16 conference victories, 15 consecutive victories and set the program record with 11 road wins.
The culmination of the season for the Sun Devils came on February 26 when ASU beat the USC Trojans 50-45 to earn a share of the Pac-12 title. It wasn't the cleanest effort for the Sun Devils, as they scored just four points in the first quarter and committed 23 turnovers in the game.
Arizona State used its size advantage to dominate on the boards, outrebounding USC 38-26. Sophie Brunner led the Sun Devils with 12 boards with Kelsey Moos adding nine.
Senior guard Katie Hempen led ASU with 11 points, Elisha Davis added nine and Sabrina Haines contributed with seven points and four rebounds.
The Sun Devils would eventually fall to Tennessee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.