ASU Basketball opened its season Saturday night hosting the Central Arkansas Bears in front of 4,286 people in Wells Fargo Arena. I would have expected a much larger crowd for the debut of redshirt freshman Jahii Carson.
The Sun Devils came out in all white to match the uniform of the football team but had a much better outcome than Todd Graham's football squad besting Central Arkansas University 79-64.
Three starters from last year made the initial lineup with the aforementioned Carson running the point and Liberty University transfer Evan Gordon getting the start. Gordon, the younger brother of NBA player Eric Gordon, had sat out last year due to NCAA transfer regulations.
Central Arkansas of the Southland Conference traveled all the way from Conway, Arkansas to see what the new-look Sun Devils had to show. They learned that Herb Sendek's fast-paced offense was difficult to match.
Here are the player grades for Arizona State with some side commentary along with their stat lines.