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Devils tip off against Stanford in Pac-10 tourney

March 10, 2010

The ASU Men's basketball team will take on Stanford March 11, as the team begins its quest for the 2010 Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament championship.

The Sun Devils are coming off of an historic season with a second-place finish in the Pac-10 Conference – their highest finish since 1980-1981. ASU was picked to finish seventh in the Pac-10 preseason media poll and some had them tagged for last, after losing top players James Harden and Jeff Pendergraph to the NBA. 

The team also posted three straight 20-win seasons – the first time since 1961-1963 – under the leadership of head coach Herb Sendek, who was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year.

Sendek becomes the second Sun Devil to earn Pac-10 Coach of the Year, joining Ned Wulk in 1979-1980.

Senior Derek Glasser also made history, becoming the first Sun Devil to notch 1,000 points and 500 assists. His 542 assist total is a school record, as are his 129 games played, and he is on top of the ASU career free throw chart at 84.3 percent (290 of 344).

The tournament game against No. 7 seed Stanford will tip off at 5:18 p.m.