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.