ARIZONA STATE BASKETBALL

Bubble Watch: ASU rebounds from Colorado loss with big win over Utah

Feb 19, 2019, 12:14 PM
Arizona State's Luguentz Dort (0) celebrates after scoring with a layup during the first half of th...
Arizona State's Luguentz Dort (0) celebrates after scoring with a layup during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Utah on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)
(AP Photo/Kim Raff)

Another week, another Pac-12 road split for the Arizona State men’s basketball team.

After losing to Colorado on Wednesday, the Sun Devils avoided a road sweep with a win on Saturday over Utah.

The split didn’t do much to affect ASU’s tournament chances, as the Sun Devils remained squarely on the bubble in most projections.

ASU was included in 74 of 109 brackets tracked by BracketMatrix.com as an average of a No. 11 seed.

This week, ASU is home to Stanford and California in its final two home games of the season.

The Sun Devils will only benefit from a sweep and can’t afford a loss to Cal, which would put them at three Quadrant 4 losses for the season.

With the help of BracketMatrix.com and the NCAA’s website, here’s a look at the NCAA Tournament résumé for ASU, and where the Sun Devils are being projected heading into their final homestand.

Arizona State NCAA Tournament résumé

Overall record: 17-8

# of brackets included in BracketMatrix.com brackets (out of 109): 74

BracketMatrix.com composite seed (average seeding): 11 (11.18)

Highest seed: 7

NET ranking: 68th

Strength of schedule: 67rd

Quadrant 1 record: 3-2

Quadrant 2 record: 6-3

Quadrant 3 record: 2-1

Quadrant 4 record: 6-2

Penguin Air

Arizona State Basketball

Pac-12 Conference commissioner George Kliavkoff speaks at Pac-12 NCAA college football media day Fr...
Arizona Sports

Pac-12, Larry Fitzgerald-backed startup to monetize highlights for NIL

The Pac-12 is entering the NIL space by partnering with a startup that will help athletes earn money from their personalized game highlights.
5 days ago
Basketballs are rolled off the court during the NCAAB game at McKale Center on January 03, 2022 in ...
Nikash Nath

CBS Sports: Wildcats among top 30 best 2021-22 sports programs

CBS Sports released rankings Monday with over 130 colleges ordered on the success of their athletic programs. 
9 days ago
Arizona State linebacker Kyle Soelle carries out the state flag as the team takes the field to face...
Arizona Sports

State of the Sun Devils podcast: What’s next for the Pac-12?

Arizona Sports introduces State of the Sun Devils, an Arizona State podcast hosted by Jesse Morrison, Jeremy Schnell and ASU reporter Jake Anderson.
11 days ago
Pac-12 logo on the court after a college basketball game between the Arizona State Sun Devils and t...
Arizona Sports

Report: Talks between Pac-12, Big 12 end without future partnership

The Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences have concluded talks without a future partnership, reports ESPN's Pete Thamel.
22 days ago
Incoming Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yorkman smiles during a news conference opening the NCAA college...
Arizona Sports

Big 12 ‘exploring all options’ when asked about potential Pac-12 additions

Big 12 commissioner Brett Yorkmack said Wednesday that the conference is open to expansion when asked about the Pac-12.
27 days ago
Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff speaks at a press conference before the PAC-12 Football Champi...
Arizona Sports

Pac-12 breakup amid conference realignment ‘overstated’ at the moment

Nobody is denying that ASU and Arizona, among other teams, could be considering leaving the Pac-12. But it's a holding pattern for now.
28 days ago
Bubble Watch: ASU rebounds from Colorado loss with big win over Utah