Arizona State vs. UCLA: Full Game Preview

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Arizona State vs. UCLA: Full Game Preview
Arizona State
(20-8, 5-3 away)
UCLA
(20-7, 13-4 home)
Venue: Pauley Pavilion
11:30PM ET / 8:30PM PT, February 27, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Arizona State J Carson 17.5 C Felix 8.0 J Carson 5.0
UCLA S Muhammad 18.2 K Anderson 8.9 L Drew II 7.6

On Wednesday, Arizona State heads to Pauley Pavilion to take on UCLA. Tipoff is at 11:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Pac-12 Network. The Sun Devils beat the Bruins 78-60 on Jan. 26 and are 4-5 against them over the last four years.

UCLA is holding down the third spot in the Pac-12, right above Arizona State in fifth place.

The Sun Devils fell 68-59 to Washington on Feb. 23. Jahii Carson finished with 10 points and 7 assists in the loss. He leads the team with 17.5 points per game and 5 assists per game. For the Bruins, Jordan Adams finished with 20 points and 6 rebounds in the 75-59 blowout of USC on Feb. 24. He contributes 3.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 15.1 points per game. A key area of strength for UCLA is turnover percentage at 15.9 percent, which ranks first in their conference (and sixth nationally).

UCLA StatSmack

  • Boom! Arizona State humiliated UCLA by 18 points the last time they played (Jan 26, 2013).
  • Arizona State has an average margin of victory of 8 over UCLA in 15 wins since 1980.
  • The Arizona State three-point leader (Jonathan Gilling, 63 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the UCLA three-point leader (Jordan Adams, 37 three-pointers).
  • Evan Gordon is ranked 4th in the Pac-12 in three-pointers and 7th in the Pac-12 in steals.
  • The Arizona State scoring leader (Jahii Carson, 490 points) has more points than the UCLA scoring leader (Shabazz Muhammad, 437 points).
  • Jahii Carson is ranked 45th nationally in points and 2nd in the Pac-12 in assists.
  • UCLA has to pay up to win. The coach for Arizona State has a much lower base salary than UCLA ($1,220,000 vs. $2,040,000).
  • Carrick Felix is ranked 8th in the Pac-12 in rebounds and 6th in the Pac-12 in steals.
  • Jordan Bachynski is ranked 4th nationally in blocks.
  • Jonathan Gilling is ranked 1st in the Pac-12 in three-pointers.
ASU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Jahii Carson 0 18 3 5 1 0 3
B Carrick Felix 35 14 8 2 2 1 2
B- J. Gilling 35 10 6 3 1 0 2
B- J. Bachynski 25 9 6 0 0 4 2
C+ Evan Gordon 33 11 3 2 1 0 1
C- Chris Colvin 20 5 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Ruslan Pateev 10 3 3 0 0 1 0
D Eric Jacobsen 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Kenny Martin 4 1 1 0 0 1 0
D Bo Barnes 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
D David Whitmore 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Jarett Upchurch 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Joey Hormes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
UCLA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ S. Muhammad 30 18 5 1 1 0 2
B+ Kyle Anderson 29 10 9 4 2 1 2
B+ Jordan Adams 29 15 4 2 2 0 1
B Larry Drew II 35 7 3 8 1 0 2
B Travis Wear 30 12 5 1 1 1 2
C+ David Wear 23 7 5 1 1 0 1
C Norman Powell 22 6 2 1 1 1 1
C- Tyler Lamb 14 4 3 2 2 0 1
D+ Tony Parker 7 3 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Joshua Smith 14 5 4 0 1 1 2
D+ S. Derboghosian 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D K. McCaskill 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Aubrey Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D David Brown 3 1 0 1 0 0 1
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