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 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 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 brackets (out of 109): 74 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


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