The Pac-12 Tournament (and the Pac-10 version, for that matter) hasn’t been kind to the Arizona State Sun Devils.
That’s a trend Herb Sendek’s fifth-seeded team will try to reverse this week at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
ASU (17-14, 9-9) will take on 12th-seeded USC (11-19, 3-15) Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. The winner will advance to take on 4th-seeded UCLA Friday afternoon.
This is the 18th edition of the conference tournament — it began in 1987 and the Pac-10 would keep the event until 1990. It resurfaced in 2002 and has stuck around since.
The Sun Devils are still looking for their first-ever tournament championship.
Here’s a look back at ASU’s conference tournament history, by the numbers.
ASU’s all-time record in the tournament is 6-16 — the second-worst mark of any team in the conference. Only Washington State’s 5-15 record is worse.