Wednesday, November 21, 2007

61-42 victory over Princeton

Men's basketball got back on track yesterday with a win over the Princeton Tigers in the second round of the Maui Invitational. The blog Rumors and Rants traveled to the tournament and are covering every game. Here's their assessment from them on the action:

Arizona State really showed me something in this game. Sure, Princeton isn't on the level with the competition the Sun Devils will face in the Pac-10, but I really liked the way Herb Sendek's team played. They took over in the second half behind freshman and former McDonald's All-American James Harden's 22 points, and pulled away to win 61-42. Sendek has a great group of freshmen, including Harden and Jamelle McMillan (Blazers coach Nate McMillan's son). But the frosh I really liked was Ty Abbot. The kid just has an aggressive, nasty streak that I like. At 6'3 he's a good sized guard who really wants the ball on offense and oozes confidence when he squares up to shoot.
They go on to praise Derek Glasser, talk smack to a ref, give a suggestion for Jeff Pendergraph's mom, and express their disappointment that ASU didn't bring any student section "talent." The Sun Devils take on the Big Baby-less LSU Tigers at noon today on the deuce.

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