|Washington State||B Motum 17.8||D Shelton 6.3||R Woolridge 2.8|
|Arizona State||J Carson 17.7||C Felix 8.0||J Carson 4.9|
Arizona State welcomes Washington State to Wells Fargo Arena on Wednesday. It gets started at 10 p.m. EST and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network. The Sun Devils defeated the Cougars 63-59 on Jan. 31 and are 5-4 against them over the past four years.
Washington State is in 12th place in the conference and Arizona State is in fourth place.
In a 63-62 win over Colorado on Feb. 16, Jahii Carson put up 18 points for the Sun Devils. He contributes a team-high 17.7 points per game and 4.9 assists per game. For the Cougars, Royce Woolridge finished with 36 points and 5 assists in the 79-77 loss to Oregon on Feb. 16. He leads the team in assists with 2.8 per game and steals with 1.1 per game.
Arizona State has a statistical advantage over Washington State in one significant area, scoring, where the Sun Devils have an edge over the Cougars, 71 points per game to 64 points per game.
Washington State StatSmack
- The Arizona State blocks leader (Jordan Bachynski, 98 blocks) has more blocks than the Washington State blocks leader (Brock Motum, 22 blocks).
- Even computers respect Arizona State more. Arizona State has a better RPI this season than Washington State (RPI: No. 70 vs. No. 187).
- Diaper Dandies love Arizona State. Arizona State has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Washington State (2 vs. 0).
- Boom! Arizona State defeated Washington State by 4 points the last time they played (Jan 31, 2013).
- The Arizona State rebounding leader (Carrick Felix, 207 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Washington State rebounding leader (D.J. Shelton, 164 rebounds).
- Jahii Carson is ranked 44th nationally in points and 3rd in the Pac 12 in assists.
- The Arizona State three-point leader (Jonathan Gilling, 60 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Washington State three-point leader (DaVonte Lacy, 40 three-pointers).
- Arizona State has a potent offense, scoring more points (71.7 per game vs. 64.2 per game) than Washington State this season.
- The Arizona State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Washington State (60 percent vs. 44 percent).
- Arizona State has a better record in close games than Washington State this season (5-4 vs. 1-8).
- Jordan Bachynski is ranked 4th nationally in blocks.