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Men's basketball season ends with 85-65 loss to Stanford


March 08, 2012

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Chasson Randle scored 27 of his 30 points in a dynamic first half, surpassing his previous career high before halftime in Stanford's 85-65 victory over Arizona State, March 7, in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament.

Aaron Bright had 11 points for the seventh-seeded Cardinal (21-10), who took a 26-point lead late in the first half thanks in part to an 18-4 run led by Randle. Stanford's freshman scoring leader hit five 3-pointers and 10 free throws in his spectacular half, and Arizona State got no closer than 13 points after halftime.

Stanford will face second-seeded California on Thursday. The Cardinal beat their Bay Area rivals 75-70 last Sunday, preventing the Golden Bears from winning the conference title outright.

Chanse Creekmur posted 13 points and Jordan Bachynskiscored 11 points for the 10th-seeded Sun Devils (10-21), who acquired an insurmountable deficit in the first half while committing 11 of their 14 turnovers.

NO SENIORS
Of the 338 D-I schools, ASU was one of just nine without a senior on its roster in 2011-12. The others: Albany, Binghamton, UC Irvine, Illinois St., St. John's, St. Joseph's, Savannah St. and Toledo.

JORDAN'S IMPROVEMENTS
Sophomore Jordan Bachynski scored a career-high 20 in Feb. 2 game at Stanford and had 19 vs. USC on Feb. 26, and if you take a look at the final 13 games his improvement was solid as all of his stats compared to the first 18 games are off-the-chart good. One area of improvement is free throw shooting. He entered the Stanford Feb. 2 game 20-of-50 (.400) for the season and 40-of-90 (.444) in his career, but was 10-of-12 (.833) in that game. He had seven double-figure scoring games in those 13 games. Another good note on his free throw improvement is that in his final 10 games, he was 33-of-47 (.702) at the charity stripe, in the first 21 games he was 20-of-50 (.400).


FINAL 13 GAMES/FIRST 18 GAMES FOR JORDAN
POINTS PER GAME:
10.1/2.8
FIELD GOAL PCT: 45-70 (.643)/18-39 (.462)
FREE THROW SHOOTING: 41-63 (.651)/12-34 (.353)
REBOUNDS PER GAME: 5.9/2.5

GILLING IMPROVEMENTS
Freshman Jonathan Gilling in the final 22 games had 50 assists and averaged 29.9 minutes, 9.0 points and was 48-of-115 (.417) from the three-point stripe...went bonkers vs. Arizona on March 4 with 21 points on 7-of-8 shooting and 5-of-6 threes...matched career-high with 39 minutes vs. UCLA on Feb. 23 and had 17 points...after playing career-high 39 minutes vs. Washington Jan. 26 and posting season-high 20 points he played 38 and had season-high seven assists in win over Wazzu on Jan. 28...averaged 8.8 minutes in the first eight games but 9.0 points in his final 22 games...had eight double-figure scoring efforts in final 18 tilts...averaged 14.5 points on the USC/UCLA road trip and also had 12 at Colorado on Jan. 19...big-time good at UCLA on Jan. 7, notching 17 points, including 5-of-6 from the three-point stripe, in 34 minutes...12 points in 33 minutes along with four assists in the Jan. 5 win at USC.


GILLING FIRST 9 GAMES OF SEASON/FINAL 22 GAMES
MINUTES PER GAME: 8.8/29.9
POINTS PER GAME: 1.9/9.0
FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE: .357 (5-14)/.424 (64-151)
THREE-POINT PERCENTAGE: .357 (5-14)/.417 (48-115)
ASSISTS PER GAME: 0.3/2.2
REBOUNDS PER GAME: 0.5/2.3

LINEUP
With its injuries and illnesses ASU used 11 starting lineups and 11 players made a start in 2010-11 and those numbers finished at 12 and eight in 2011-12...only player to see action in all 31 games last year was freshman Kyle Cain and no player played in every game in 2011012...12 lineups is most by the Sun Devils since 2003-04 team started 13 and tied for second-most in 19 seasons...1995-96 team under Bill Frieder also tried 12 options...each of ASU's top four scorers missed at least two games due to injury last year including leading scorer Trent Lockettmissing the Oregon road trip where ASU fell at Oregon State but beat Oregon...ASU had its full compliment of players in just 10 of 18 Pac-10 tilts in 2010-11 and for just 10 of 18 in 2011-12.

MOST SUN DEVIL STARTING LINEUPS SINCE 1993-94
2003-04: 13
2011-12/1995-96: 12
2010-11/1996-97: 11

ASU STARTING LINEUPS 2011-12 (12)
Bachynski, Cain, Colvin, Felix, Gilling (0-2)
Bachynski, Cain, Colvin, Felix, Lockett (1-1)
Bachynski, Cain, Felix, King, Lockett (1-0)
Bachynski, Colvin, Creekmur, Gilling, Lockett (1-1)
Bachynski, Colvin, Creekmur, Felix, Gilling (1-2)
Bachynski, Colvin, Felix, Gilling, Lockett (1-1)
Bachynski, Colvin, Felix, King, Lockett (1-0)
Cain, Felix, King, Lockett, Pateev (1-4)
Cain, Colvin, Felix, King, Lockett (1-3)
Cain, Creekmur, Felix, King, Lockett (0-2)
Colvin, Creekmur, Felix, Gilling, Pateev (0-3)
Creekmur, Felix, Gilling, Pateev, Lockett (2-2)

MORE PROOF
It has been said that this year's turnovers for ASU was an anomaly based on its ranking in the Pac-10 and nationally the past few years with Derek Glasser and Jamelle McMillan handling the ball. Here is a nugget to back that fact up...in the previous two seasons combined, ASU averaged 12.05 turnovers in 64 games, the best mark in the league. Oregon was second at 12.47.

CHANSE FOR MORE MINUTES
Sophomore Chanse Creekmur averaged 27.4 minutes per game in the final 18 games, as he played career-high 39 vs. Oregon State, 36 vs. Oregon, a career-high 39 at UCLA (Jan. 7) and 37 at USC (Jan. 5). He averaged 19.1 minutes in his first 12 games of the season. After starting season 4-of-21 (.190) from the three-point stripe he was 35-of-88 (.398). He had a career-high 24 in the Jan. 14 Oregon State win and also had 15 vs. Northern Arizona on Dec. 17 to go along with 13 vs. Stanford on March 7 in the Pac-12 Tournament.

GILLING PAC-12 MINUTES/OVERALL THREES
Jonathan Gilling averaged 31.9 minutes in the 18 games of regular season Pac-12 play. That ranked seventh in Sun Devil freshmen history and there are some Sun Devil studs in front of him. Gilling also made 53 three-pointers on the year, fifth-best by an ASU freshman.

SUN DEVIL FRESHMEN MINUTES PER GAME PAC-10/12 GAMES
1. James Harden, 2007-08 (35.9)
2. Ty Abbott, 2007-08 (34.8)
3. Byron Scott, 1979-80 (34.2)
4. Ike Diogu, 2002-03 (33.3)
5. Derek Glasser, 2006-07 (32.2)
6. Jamal Faulkner, 1990-91 (32.1)
7. Jonathan Gilling, 2011-12 (31.9)

SUN DEVIL FRESHMEN THREE-POINTERS MADE
1. Ty Abbott, 2007-08, 76
2. Ron Riley, 1992-93, 66
3. Christian Polk, 2006-07, 64
4. Eddie House, 1996-97, 57
5. Jonathan Gilling, 2011-12, 53

COLVIN PLAYING WELL
Junior Chris Colvin had his best floor-general game of the season matching career-high with nine assists and just two turnovers in high-level win over Arizona on March 4 and added three steals...also had nine assists in the Feb. 23 UCLA loss to go along with 10 points and just three turnovers in 39 minutes. In his final 15 games Colvin is averaging 8.7 points (fourth on the team), 31.1 minutes and has 75 assists (5.0 per game). He had six double-figure scoring games in that time, including a career-best 18 at Washington State (Feb. 18), 16 vs. Washington State (Jan. 28) and 15 at Colorado (Jan. 19). He played all 40 minutes vs. Washington State on Jan. 28 for the first time in his career and notched 16 points and six rebounds in the Sun Devil win. Against Oregon State on Jan. 14 after Trent Lockettwent down with an ankle injury, Colvin played 13 minutes (10 in the second-half). In those 10 minutes he was 6-of-8 from the free throw line and had five assists and just one turnover.

COLVIN'S FIRST 16 GAMES OF SEASON/FINAL 15 GAMES
MINUTES PER GAME: 20.3/31.1
POINTS PER GAME: 4.9/8.7
FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE: .277 (18-65)/.406 (41-101)
THREE-POINT PERCENTAGE: .250 (5-20)/.375 (12-32)
ASSISTS PER GAME: 2.8/5.0
REBOUNDS PER GAME: 1.3/3.5