Trip to NYC on the line tonight for men's hoops vs. TCU

<p> TRIP TO NYC ON THE LINE<br /> ASU meets Texas Christian and former <a href="">He… Sendek</a> assistant Jim Christian in the West Regional final of the NIT on Tuesday at 9:30 MT on ESPN2 and KMVP 860 AM. Dave Pasch and Doris Burke have the call for ESPN2, as the teams meet for just the fourth time (TCU leads 1-2) and the first time since a 96-78 TCU win on Dec. 13, 1986, in the Cougar Classic in Provo. ASU is 2-0 and is now 29-8 (.783) at Wells Fargo Arena in the past three years. ASU beat Texas State 84-62 late Monday behind <a href="">… Glasser's</a> 20 points (just two off his career high), <a href="">E… Boateng's</a> career-high 14 points and freshman <a href="">… Lockett's</a> 17 points and seven boards in 26 minutes off the bench. <a href="">Ty Abbott</a> made his return from knee surgery in mid-October and had 11 points in 14 minutes, including going 3-of-4 from the three-point stripe.</p><separator></separator><p>NOTES THROUGH TWO GAMES<br /><a href="">… Glasser</a> has made 11 straight free throws to start the year. He is now 193-of-232 (.832) from the charity stripe in his career. He also now has 401 career assists, just the seventh Sun Devil to notch 400 dimes...junior <a href="… McMillan</a> is now 21-39 (.538) from the three-point stripe in his past 11 games dating to last year...junior <a href="… Kuksiks</a>, one of the best three-point shooters in the nation last year, is now 98-of-218 (.449) from the three-point stripe in the past two years...senior <a href="">E… Boateng</a> was 28-of-74 (.378) from the foul line at ASU entering this year, he is 7-of-11 (.636) so far this season...ASU is 17-of-32 (.531) from the three-point stripe this year.</p><separator></separator><p>PLAYING WELL ON TV<br /> In the past two years, ASU is 25-7 (.782) in national or network regional games (games on FOX Sports Net, CBS or any of the ESPN networks).</p><separator></separator><p>RECORD UPDATE<br />After going 8-22 (.267) in Coach Sendek's first year (2006-2007), the Sun Devils are 48-23 (.676) since and giving up just 61.1 points per game in his 101 games (he is 56-45/.554).</p><separator></separator><p>MAC HITTING THREES<br /> With all the activity that took place down the stretch last year, it might be easy to forget how well <a href="… McMillan</a> was shooting in the last month. Jamelle suffered a groin injury against Stanford on March 5 which caused him to miss the regular season finale against California and then the Pac-10 Tournament. He returned for the NCAA Tournament, and ended 15-of-29 (.517) from beyond the arc in his final nine games. He is 6-of-9 (.667) this year, so he is now 21-of-39 (.538) from the three-land in his past 11 games. His four three-pointers vs. Western Illinois matched his career high, set last year at Oregon State on February 7.</p><separator></separator><p>DIGEST THIS FOR A SECOND<br /> ASU scored less than 52 points, its margin of victory vs. Western Illinois, seven times in Coach Sendek's first year.</p><separator></separator><p>BIGGEST WIN SINCE<br />ASU's 87-35 win over Western Illinois on Nov. 13 was the biggest margin of victory since another 52-point win (122-70) on Dec. 10, 1996, over Houston Baptist. It is tied for the sixth-largest win in school history. The previous largest margin of victory in Coach Sendek's ASU career was 39 vs. Delaware State (77-38) on Dec. 5, 2007, and vs.St. Francis (Pa.), 95-56, on Dec. 29, 2007.</p><separator></separator><p>ASU BIGGEST MARGINS OF VICTORY<br /> 1. 65 vs. Pasadena College (130-65), Feb. 17, 1962<br /> 1. 65 vs. Northern Arizona (106-41), Feb. 19, 1962<br /> 3. 60 vs. Hardin-Simmons (110-50), Jan. 6, 1962<br /> 4. 55 vs. Cal Poly SLO (98-43), Dec. 20, 1994<br /> 5. 53 vs. Camp Pendleton (86-33), 1948-49 (no date available)<br /> 6. 52 vs. Western Illinois (87-35), Nov. 13, 2009<br /> 6. 52 vs. Houston Baptist (122-70), Dec. 10, 1996<br /></p><separator></separator><p>FREE THROWS ARE FREE<br /><a href="">… Glasser</a> is now 193-of-232 (.832) from the free throw line in his 100-game career. His career assist total is now 401, 53 away from matching ASU record.</p><separator></separator><p>ASU CAREER ASSISTS<br /> 1. Bobby Thompson, 1983-87, 454<br /> 2. Fat Lever, 1978-82, 444<br /> 3. Marcell Capers, 1992-95, 437<br /> 4. Stevin Smith, 1990-94, 416<br /> 5. <a href="">Je… Veal</a>, 1994-98, 413<br /> 6. <a href="">Ed… House</a>, 1996-2000, 405<br /> 7. <a href="">… Glasser</a>, 2006-present, 401<br /></p><separator></separator><p>BETTER THAN IKE, JAMES, JEREMY, MARIO<br /> Freshman <a href="… Walker</a> had 12 points vs. Western Illinois. It actually is more than several notables had in the first game of their freshman season. <a href="">Ike Diogu</a> (10 vs. Morehead State, Nov. 22, 2002), <a href="">Je… Veal</a> (7 vs. Texas A &amp; M in Maui, Nov. 21, 1994), <a href="">J… Harden</a> (6 vs. Illinois, Nov. 19, 2007) and Mario Bennett (2 vs. Rice in Maui, Nov. 25, 1991) all had quiet debuts.</p><separator></separator><p>GOOD DEFENSE<br />ASU held Western Illinois on Nov. 13 to just 12-of-52 (.231) from the field, the second-best defensive night from the field in the past 12 seasons (1998-99 present). ASU held Delaware State to just 11-of-53 (.208) on Dec. 5, 2007.</p><separator></separator><p>GOOD DEFENSE II<br />ASU held Western Illinois on Nov. 13 to just 35 points, the fewest by a Sun Devil team since it beat Washington of Saint Louis 47-34 in the 1949-50 season.</p><separator></separator>ASU OPPONENT'S LOWEST SCORES (1950-51 SEASON TO PRESENT)<br /> 1. Arizona State 87, Western Illinois 35 (Nov. 13, 2009)<br /> 2. Arizona State 52, Colgate 36 (Dec. 19, 2006)<br /> T3. Arizona State 49, @Oregon State 38 (Feb. 7, 2009)<br /> T3. Arizona State 69, Oregon State 38 (Jan. 8, 2009)<br /> T3. Arizona State 77, Delaware State 38 (Dec. 5, 2007)</p>