Discussion in 'Arizona State' started by devilalum, Nov 7, 2018.
You must be doing something right. They are leading.
The Sun Devils are a terrible shooting team. The worst in the conference.
Sun Devils beat Oregon today 78-64.
Here is an excerpt from Associated Press via ESPN:
Oregon led most of the first 12 minutes of the second half, but never by much. King bounced in a 3-pointer to put the Ducks up 54-50 but Cherry and Kimani Lawrence each made 3s for the Sun Devils and Arizona State led 56-54 with 8:12 remaining.
The Sun Devils were off and running from there. While Oregon clanked one shot off the rim after another, Remy Martin scored four consecutive points and Cheatham capped the run with a 3-point play that made it 69-54 with 4:32 to play.
The Ducks shot just 33 percent (21 of 63), 26 percent in the second half (9 of 35). Arizona State shot 51 percent overall.
Luguentz Dort scored 12, Martin 11 and Lawrence 10 for the balanced Sun Devils.
I beg to differ, UCLA can't shoot at all, not even from the FT line.
This is good to know. I'm glad the Sun Devils do not have this distinction.
You will likely get to see this for yourself tonight. The biggest issue is the guys who take the bulk of the 3's for UCLA, Wilkes and Hands, are both shooting about 30%, and under 30 in the last 10 games or so. When they fired Alford they decided to "push it" on offense which has increased scoring but also turnovers and has led to some terrible shooting performances. I don't know why everyone doesn't play UCLA the same way, don't crash the offensive boards drop back and play zone, and aggressively go after the ball. USC played them exactly how I would and dominated the 2nd half.
This is the worst shooting UCLA team I can remember in a long time
I will try to catch part of the game after the Suns game.
well you saw half of it, UCLA actually shot abnormally well from 3 for about 2/3 of the game but again 10-21 on FT's and so many misses point blank.
I have to say I don't know why ASU isn't more consistent, I guess it's the lack of depth I don't know. You don't have a pure C but White is so strong he does the job anyways. Cheatam is terrific, Dort while coming back to earth is really good, I like Edwards and Lawrence. Cherry is very skilled and seems to have settled down from his HS days when he was a disruptive force on the team. I guess it comes down to Remy Martin when he's playing smart as opposed to when he's taking bad shots.
You could tell how hyped up he was last night, UCLA semi recruited him, of course everyone wanted Bagley and Riley on that team and allegedly neither one of them liked playing with Remy so that might have been why UCLA didn't recruit him harder. He was terrific last night save a few bad shots.
I thought you guys had the best team in the OOC, I suppose it's Dort's play falling off that has made you less consistent.
Anyways I hope you guys beat USC next.
After the Suns game my family wanted the televisions back. LOL
I must say when ASU was down 27-10 it didn't look very encouraging.
Winning at Pauley Pavilion alone was huge.
Appreciate the insight Russ.
Man... if ASU can just be an average shooting team, they would be a serious force in the PAC 12.
They should be stomping USC tonite, but their shooting is beyond pathetic!
Early congrats on your victory tonight. Brandon Williams is out and Chase Jeter is on a minutes count
This ASU team is absolutely embarrassing offensively... They miss more shots inside 5 feet than any team I can remember... Its ludicrous...
Defense has been what has kept this team afloat, but who tonight they are over rotating and flat...
Bottom line, a loss tonight and Arizona St tourney hopes will be all but over
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Heading into tonight's game the Sun Devils were tied for #237 in the nation in FG % and Adjusted FG %...
The two teams they are tied with? UT Martin and James Madison...
It's ridiculous and in many ways we are a LOT worse of a TEAM this year despite having arguably more talent...
So hard listening to Bill Walton
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