James Harden, Gov. Ducey among packed crowd for ASU basketball
The No. 11 Arizona State Sun Devils recently opened up more space at Wells Fargo Arena, and judging by the turnout Thursday for its game against Oregon, they will need that extra space for the rest of this season.
Among the packed crowd included former Arizona State guard and NBA All-Star James Harden.
Harden was shown on the big screen and received a raucous ovation from the crowd while he threw up his pitchforks, including a standing ovation from many.
Also sitting courtside was Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and general manager Ryan McDonough were also in attendance.
The arena had a notable presence in both the lower and upper bowls, one that hasn’t been as consistent for the Sun Devils the past few seasons.
The student section was filled up nearly to the top, with a strong presence in many of the upper bowl sections throughout as well.
Very impressive turnout for ASU prior to starting lineups. Easily the most people I’ve seen at a game. It’s gonna be a madhouse for the Arizona game. pic.twitter.com/89qRRn9hub
— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) January 12, 2018
If you’re looking to catch the next game, the Sun Devils take on Oregon State Saturday at 4 p.m. You can also hear the game on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.