We continue our best teams from ASU ever this summer with our next matchup. No. 1 1996-97 Football beat No. 9 1973-74 Football in our last matchup. Now it’s No. 4 1995-96 Men’s Golf vs. No. 5 1962-63 MBB
Here’s the current bracket:
No. 4 1995-96 Men’s Golf
Record: NCAA Champions, PAC-10 Champions
Head coach: Randy Lein
Notable players: Joey Snyder, Darren Angel, Pat Perez, Tim Mickelson
The rundown: With a pair of honorable mentions Joey Snyder and Darren Angel, ASU secured its second title of the program. The weather at the host site of Ooltewah, Tennessee was less than favorable for the golfers, which help create the high results. ASU won at a team result of plus-34 but the top-ten ranged all the way to plus-68.
No. 5 1962-63 MBB
Record: 26-3, Reached Elite Eight
Head coach: Ned Wulk
Notable players: Jumpin Joe Caldwell, Art Becker
The rundown: Led by Joe Caldwell, the 1964 NBA Draft second overall pick, ASU reached its second Elite Eight in a three year span. The Sun Devils only lost three times that season and had two winning streaks over ten. In the NCAA tournament, Ned Wulk’s team beat Utah State in double overtime and then John Wooden’s UCLA to meet Oregon State in the Elite Eight. ASU fell to the Beavers, but the 26 wins are still the most in program history.
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