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Arizona State plays host to South Carolina


December 22, 2009

Close game usually means a win
After its 55-52 win over SDSU Saturday, ASU is now 19-13 (.594) in the past three seasons in 10 points or less games after going 4-17 in Herb Sendek's first year. In ASU's first season under Herb Sendek, it was 3-12 in two-possession games (six points or less), in the past three seasons it is 14-8 (8-4 past two seasons). Below is a list of each Pac-10 team's record in the past three seasons of games of three-points or less (through Dec. 21 action, UA over Lipscomb included).

Games of 10 points or less, past three seasons (2007-08 through 2009-10)
1. UCLA, 21-12 (.636)
2. ASU, 19-13 (.594)
3. Stanford, 20-17 (.541)
4. Cal, 23-19 (.548)
5. USC, 20-17 (.541)
6. Washington, 18-16 (.529)
7. WSU, 17-17 (.500)
8. OSU, 18-20 (.474)
9. Arizona, 17-20 (.459)
10. Oregon, 14-21 (.400)
(All games through Dec. 21)