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ASU Women’s Basketball: No. 17 ASU has a busy weekend ahead of them

The Devils will play Southern University before heading to Colorado State on Sunday

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The No. 17 Arizona State (5-2) women’s basketball team will return to the floor on Friday night following back-to-back victories during the team’s last two games in the ASU Classic.

Friday night will be spent at Wells Fargo Arena against Southern University (2-4) before the Devils head back out on the road to take on Colorado State (4-3) in Fort Collins on Sunday.

Coming into the weekend, ASU senior forward Kianna Ibis leads the team in scoring with 12.7 points per game.

Friday’s game tips off at 7 p.m. local time, and Sunday’s will be at 2 p.m. Friday’s broadcast can be viewed on the Pac-12 live stream, and Sunday’s will be on the Mountain West Network.

Here is a little more information about who the Sun Devils will face this weekend.

Southern University

The Lady Jaguars of the SWAC Conference are coming into this weekend’s matchup in Tempe scuffling a little bit.

After winning its first two games of the season, Southern has lost four consecutive games. The silver lining is that two of those losses came against teams within the AP Top-25, as the Lady Jaguars lost to No. 19 Kentucky and No. 4 Baylor.

The other two losses were by less than five points against Dillard University and South Alabama.

SU head coach Carlos Funchess is in his first season with the program. The Lady Jaguars are averaging 60 points a game, and junior guard Brittany Rose leads the team in scoring by nearly averaging 10 points per game.

Colorado State

The Rams enter Sunday afternoon’s matchup with back-to-back wins coming against North Florida and Northern Arizona.

Sophomore guard Lore Devos and junior guard Mollie Mounsey are both averaging double-digit scoring totals, and Devos is shooting over 50 percent from the field while playing nearly 36 minutes per game. In both wins against North Florida and NAU, Devos tallied 23 points.

CSU is coming off a 21-12, WNIT appearance last year, and they are looking to build off a winning record. Head coach Ryun Williams is a two-time Mountain West Coach of the Year and he is the winningest coach in school history in his seventh year at the helm.

The Rams finished fourth in the Mountain West last season, and they could prove to be a formidable opponent on the road for ASU, where the Devils are 1-0 on the season.