On Saturday, Arizona State heads to McKale Center to take on No. 18 Arizona. It gets started at 4:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on FSN. The Sun Devils lost to the Wildcats 71-54 on Jan. 19 and are 5-5 against them over the last four years.
Arizona State is in sixth place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with fourth-place Arizona.
The Sun Devils were defeated by USC 57-56 on Mar. 2 despite 23 points and seven rebounds from Jahii Carson. He paces the team in points per game with 17.8, and assists per game with 5.0. The Wildcats were defeated by UCLA 74-69 on Mar. 2 despite 14 points and five rebounds from Grant Jerrett. He averages 5.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 0.9 blocks per game. One category in which Arizona is especially proficient is defensive rebounding percentage at 73.0, ranking first in their conference (and 23rd nationally).
StatSmack! Arizona State is better than Arizona
The Arizona State rebounding leader (Carrick Felix, 251 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Arizona rebounding leader (Kaleb Tarczewski, 168 rebounds).
The Arizona State assist leader (Jahii Carson, 151 assists) has more assists than the Arizona assist leader (Nick Johnson, 91 assists).