ASU needs it’s go-to scorer to, well, score, and at the moment, Trent Lockett is not.
After being held to a season-low nine points in a win at Tulsa Saturday, Lockett established a new season-low of four points — all in the first half, in a 69-61 loss to Nevada Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Arena.
“I thought he was fine on Saturday. He didn’t have his normal game tonight,” said head coach Herb Sendek after his team dropped to 3-5 on the season.
Lockett attempted just five field goals, hitting one. This after shooting 2-for-3 against Tulsa.
Carrick Felix led the Sun Devils in scoring with 15 points while Kyle Cain matched his career-high — for the third time — with 14 points. Cain added 10 rebounds as well.
Once again, however, turnovers played a large role in the outcome. ASU turned it over 16 times, nine coming after they had taken a 45-41 lead with 12:37 left in the second half.
“I’ve seen dodgeball games at gym classes where they take better care of the ball,” explained a visibly frustrated Sendek.
“I don’t think we played inspired basketball and I don’t think we played smart basketball; very disappointed in our basketball team.”
After the game, sophomore guard Keala King (14 points, 3 assists) tweeted:
@KealaKing21: Sorry team loss on me. I take all the blame. 8 turnovers not a winning mentality.