Pac-12 Tournament schedule: ASU is 8th seed, to play Stanford

Mar 5, 2022, 2:59 PM | Updated: 4:54 pm

Arizona State overcame an early nine-point deficit to defeat the visiting Stanford Cardinal on Saturday 65-56.

ASU closed out the regular season with seven wins in eight games — including four straight — to finish 14-16 overall and 10-10 in conference games.

The Sun Devils will be the No. 8 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament for the second straight year.

ASU will face Stanford again at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in Las Vegas. The Sun Devils could have jumped up to the No. 7 seed had Washington State lost to Oregon, but the Cougars took care of business at home Saturday afternoon.

Getting the No. 7 seed would have put Arizona State on the opposite end of the bracket from top-seeded Arizona. Instead, the Sun Devils will face the Wildcats on Thursday if they defeat the Cardinal once again.

Arizona swept ASU during the regular season.

Stanford led the Sun Devils 32-30 at halftime on Saturday, but the Sun Devils opened the second half with a 13-5 run. Stanford never went away, even after ASU went on a run to take a 61-52 lead late in the second half. The Cardinal cut the deficit to five, but did not get closer.

Marreon Jackson led ASU with 18 points on Senior Day to pair with six steals. Kimani Lawrence, who has the most games played in ASU history, scored six points in his final home game in Tempe. He threw down a windmill dunk as an exclamation point in the final minute.

ASU and Stanford split the season series this year.

Arizona State Basketball

Miles Byrd #21, Demarshay Johnson Jr. #11 and Elijah Saunders #25 of the San Diego State Aztecs run...
Associated Press

San Diego State holds off Creighton to advance to Final Four

SDSU muscled its way into its first Final Four, grinding out a 57-56 victory over Creighton on Sunday in the Elite Eight.
14 hours ago
Arizona State quarterback Jaden Rashada. (Instagram Photo/@jadenrashada)...
Arizona Sports

State of the Sun Devils podcast: Could QB Jaden Rashada start for ASU in 2023?

On the latest episode of State of the Sun Devils podcast, the guys broke down ASU's quarterback competition at 2023 spring ball practice.
2 days ago
Florida Atlantic players celebrate after defeating Kansas State in an Elite 8 college basketball ga...
Associated Press

Florida Atlantic punches ticket to Final Four with upset win over Kansas State

Florida Atlantic had never won an NCAA Tournament game prior to this season. Now in its second-ever tourney trip, FAU is Final Four bound.
2 days ago
Devan Cambridge #35 of the Arizona State Sun Devils reacts after his dunk against the TCU Horned Fr...
Arizona Sports

Devan Cambridge announces return to ASU basketball for final season

Arizona State forward Devan Cambridge announced on Friday he is returning to Tempe for his final season of eligibility.
3 days ago
Arizona State guard DJ Horne gestures after making a 3-point basket against Stanford during the sec...
Arizona Sports

D.J. Horne, Jamiya Neal departing Arizona State in transfer portal

Arizona State guard D.J. Horne will join Jamiya Neal in the transfer portal, reports's Joe Tipton.
3 days ago
Arizona State center Enoch Boakye (14) rebounds as Oregon State forward Ahmad Rand (44) looks on du...
Austin Scott

Enoch Boakye enters transfer portal after 2 seasons with ASU basketball

Sophomore center Enoch Boakye has decided to enter the transfer portal after seeing only 3.3 minutes per game in his second year.
4 days ago
Pac-12 Tournament schedule: ASU is 8th seed, to play Stanford