ASU and SMU basketball reschedule home-and-home series

Apr 25, 2022, 8:00 PM
Arizona State Sun Devils fans and cheerleaders raise their arms during the team's game against the ...
Arizona State Sun Devils fans and cheerleaders raise their arms during the team's game against the Stanford Cardinal in the first round of the Pac-12 Conference basketball tournament at T-Mobile Arena on March 09, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Cardinal defeated the Sun Devils 71-70. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Arizona State and Southern Methodist basketball rescheduled a home-and-home series with the first game set for next season in Dallas, college basketball insider Jon Rothstein reported on Monday.

The second meeting will be played during the 2024-25 campaign at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe.

The original series was scheduled for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons before it was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASU has not faced SMU since Dec. 29, 1995, when Bill Frieder was the Sun Devils head coach.

The Mustangs went 24-9 last year with a trip to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT). They faced one Pac-12 opponent, losing 86-63 against Oregon in Eugene early in the season.

SMU named Rob Lanier its new head coach earlier this offseason after Tim Jankovich — who had scheduled the previous home-and-home series with ASU — retired.

The Sun Devils are looking for a rebound campaign in Bobby Hurley’s seventh season in charge. ASU started the 2021-22 season 7-16 before rattling off seven wins in eight games to close the regular season.

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