Postponed Arizona-ASU basketball game rescheduled for February 7

Jan 24, 2022, 11:40 AM

Arizona State guard Jay Heath (5) drives on Colorado forward Tristan da Silva (23) during the secon...

Arizona State guard Jay Heath (5) drives on Colorado forward Tristan da Silva (23) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. Colorado won 75-57. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The Arizona State Sun Devils will now be hosting the Arizona Wildcats at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.

ASU announced the schedule change on Monday after the original game slated for Jan. 8 was postponed due to health and safety protocols within the Sun Devils’ program.

The first meeting between the two teams this season will come on Saturday in Tucson.

No. 3 Arizona hosts Arizona State at the McKale Memorial Center at 12:30 p.m. on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

The Wildcats (16-1) are on an absolute tear in Pac-12 play with a perfect 6-0 record despite forward Azuolas Tubelis suffering an ankle injury in the 85-57 win over Stanford on Thursday.

He missed the 96-71 win over Cal on Sunday and is listed as day-to-day.

The Sun Devils (6-10; 2-4) are coming off of a heartbreaking 79-76 loss to Stanford that featured Arizona State coming back from a 15-point deficit.

The defeat in Palo Alto saw ASU head coach Bobby Hurley receive a one-game suspension and a $20,000 fine for his role in a postgame altercation with referees after the Cardinal outshot the Sun Devils 41-9 from the free throw line.

Arizona State guard Jay Heath was also suspended one game for making contact with an official.

Both teams will face a tough road battle in Los Angeles before their matchup in Tucson on Saturday.

ASU will face No. 15 USC on Monday at 9 p.m. on ESPN 620 AM or 98.7 FM HD-2, while Arizona tips off against No. 9 UCLA on Tuesday at 9 p.m.

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Postponed Arizona-ASU basketball game rescheduled for February 7