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ASU Basketball: No. 3 Sun Devils look to extend streak against Longwood

Undefeated Sun Devils go head-to-head with 3-8 Longwood Lancers on Tuesday

NCAA Basketball: Vanderbilt at Arizona State
Shannon Evans pulling up for a jumper
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On Sunday, the Arizona State Sun Devils clinched their first 10-0 start in school history. A day later, ASU hopped over Duke in the AP Top 25, finding themselves at No. 3 for the first time since 1981 and 1963.

The Sun Devils host the Longwood Lancers (3-8) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. MT at Wells Fargo Arena in game two of a three-game home stretch.

The Longwood Lancers, hailing from Farmville, Virginia, come from the Big South conference, in which they have the best three-point defense, keeping their opponents at 29% from deep.

It’s though to expect Longwood to hold Arizona State to these numbers, especially with the relentless Sun Devil offense and recent hot hand in Shannon Evans. As a team, the Sun Devils have shot a shade over 51 percent from three.

Arizona State is 37-point favorite against the Lancers. The Sun Devils may not cover the spread, but should win this game with ease.

This is only Longwood’s 10th matchup against a ranked team in program history since making the jump to Division I in 2004.

Following Tuesday’s matchup, Arizona State turns around three days later to take on Pacific at 1 p.m. MT in the final game of the home-stand before conference play begins.