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Men's Hoops hosts UCSB

December 21, 2009

ASU meets Gauchos
The Arizona State Sun Devils take on the UCSB Gauchos (4-3) at 6:30 Monday (KMVP 860 AM only/no television) at Wells Fargo Arena. ASU is 8-3 on the year after its 55-52 win over San Diego State on Saturday. ASU is now 34-9 (.791) at home in the past three seasons, including a 15-5 mark in 2007-08 that set the ASU mark for total home wins. ASU is 19-4 (.826) the past two seasons at home, including 7-1 this season. After going 8-22 (.267) in Coach Sendek's first year (2006-2007), the Sun Devils are 54-26 (.675) since and giving up just 60.7 points per game in his 111 games. The Sun Devils lead the Pac-10 in scoring defense (55.9 points per game), scoring margin (+15.5) and three-pointers made per game (8.0)

Glasser Notes
Derek Glasser is shooting 88.2 percent from the free throw line (45-of-51) this the past six games he has 40 assists and just 10 tied for first on the ASU career assist list with 454, a mark shared by the late Bobby Thompson, who had 454 from 1983-87...227-of-272 (.835) from the free throw line and has played 19 turnover free games in his 109-game career. The 83.5 percent is currently the top mark in ASU history...19-of-20 (.950) from the free throw line in the past five games.

Abbott notes
Ty Abbott tied a season-high vs. San Diego State with 11 points (also vs. USF on Nov. 20)...When Abbott scores in double digits, ASU is 26-6 (.813).

Leftover notes from SDSU tilt
The Sun Devils are now 10-1 when Coach Sendek has at least five full days in between games the the past three seasons after the five-day layoff before the SDSU game...ASU is now 19-13 (.594) in the past three seasons in 10 points or less games after going 4-17 in Coach Sendek's first ASU's first season under Coach Sendek, it was 3-12 in two-possession games (six points or less), in the past three seasons it is 13-8 (7-4 past two seasons).

Random notes
Eric Boateng leads the league in field goal percentage at 66.7 percent (40-of-60)...Derek Glaser leads the league in assist-to-turnover ratio at 3.1 (61 assists and 20 turnovers) and is second at 5.5 assists per game...ASU has held seven of its first 11 opponents to under 40 percent field goal shooting, as 24 of its past 46 opponents have shot under 40 percent...Herb Sendek is now 62-48 at ASU (.563).

Sun Devils lowest shooting percentage in ASU win under coach Sendek
ASU 53 (16-56/.286), @Arizona 47 (14-47/.298)--Jan. 21, 2009 ASU 55 (18-49/.367), San Diego State 52 (18-44/.409)--Dec. 19, 2009 ASU 49 (16-42/.381), @OSU 38 (15-46/.326)--Feb. 7, 2009 ASU 61 (21-53/.391), Pepperdine 40 (12-45/.267)--Nov. 23, 2008 ASU 64 (21-53/.396), Arizona 59 (21-54/.389)--Jan. 9, 2008 (OT).

Starting to score
After not posting a 20-point game in the first 96 games of his career, Derek Glasser has four 20-point games in his past 13 contests dating to last year. In that time he is shooting 46-100 (.460) from the floor, 20-of-45 (.444) from the three-point stripe and 52-of-60 (.867) from the foul line and is averaging 12.7 points. He also is averaging 13.0 points in his past 15 contests.

Glasser's top scoring games
24 vs. LSU (Nov. 27, 2009/NIT at NYC) 22 at BYU (Dec. 8, 2009) 22 vs. Temple (Mar. 20, 2009/NCAA) 20 vs. Texas State (Nov. 16, 2009) 18 vs. USC (Feb. 15, 2009) 17 @#13 Oregon (Feb. 8, 2007) 16 vs. USC (Mar. 14, 2009/P10 Champ.) 16 vs. #13 UW (Mar. 13, 2009/P10 Tourn.) 16 vs. North Carolina A&T (Dec. 21, 2006).