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Men's College Basketball
Preview
Arizona State at Washington St.
When: 6:30 PM ET, Saturday, February 6, 2016
Where: Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman, Washington

Arizona State tries to sweep Washington State for the 13th time when it visits Pullman, Wash., on Saturday. The Sun Devils beat the Cougars 84-73 in Tempe, Ariz., on Jan. 14 for their first conference win of the season.

Arizona State has dropped five of its last six games since, including a 95-83 overtime loss at Washington on Wednesday. After shooting 60 percent in the first half, the Sun Devils shot 31 percent in the second half and overtime. Kodi Justice hit the game-tying 3-pointer with 13 seconds left in regulation to force overtime at 78-all, but Arizona State was outscored 17-5 in the extra session. The Cougars have lost eight straight games following their 79-64 defeat to No. 20 Arizona on Wednesday.

TV: 6:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network

ABOUT ARIZONA STATE (12-11, 2-8 Pac-12): Tra Holder hit a career-high five 3-pointers and led Arizona State with 18 points against the Huskies. He has made 12-of-24 3-pointers in the last four games, while averaging 14 points and 5.3 assists. Justice is tied for seventh in the Pac-12 in 3-pointers made with 44, and has come off the bench to score 25 points over the last two games for the Sun Devils.

ABOUT WASHINGTON STATE (9-13, 1-9): Washington State has lost eight straight games for the second time in three seasons. Josh Hawkinson hasn't been to blame as the junior continued his steady play with 14 points and 17 rebounds against the Wildcats. On Friday, Hawkinson was named one of 10 finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award, given to the top center in men’s college basketball.

TIP-INS

1. Arizona State is scoring 76.4 points per game - the highest since 2002-03 when it averaged 77 points.

2. Hawkinson leads the Pac-12 and is fifth in the nation with 16 double-doubles in 21 games this season.

3. Washington State C Valentine Izundu could return Saturday after missing the last eight games with a foot injury. He suited up Wednesday against Arizona, but did not play.

PREDICTION: Washington State 75, Arizona State 70
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Neutral Day Night Conf
Arizona State 12-11 L2 9-4 2-6 1-1 3-5 9-6 2-8
Washington St. 9-13 L8 8-6 0-5 1-2 4-2 5-11 1-9
Last Meeting
Arizona State Washington St.
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
1/14/16 WSU 73 ASU 84 84 36 38.3 73 30 44.6
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Arizona State T. Holder 20 41.7 8
Washington St. I. Iroegbu 18 63.6 2
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Arizona State O. Oleka 10 2 8
Washington St. J. Hawkinson 12 2 10
Assists Player  
Arizona State G. Blakes 4
Washington St. I. Iroegbu 5
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Arizona State T. Holder 356 40.9 96
Washington St. J. Hawkinson 333 55.9 72
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Arizona State S. Goodman 131 39 92
Washington St. J. Hawkinson 231 31 200
Assists Player  
Arizona State T. Holder 85
Washington St. I. Iroegbu 85
Quickchart Matchup
blue bar Arizona State Off vs  red bar Washington St. Defense
blue bar 76.4 Points For
red bar 77.0 Points Against
blue bar 43.0 FG%
red bar 43.8 FG%
blue bar 34.3 Reb
red bar 31.5 Reb
red bar Washington St. Off vs  blue bar Arizona State Defense
red bar 74.0 Points For
blue bar 74.0 Points Against
red bar 46.9 FG%
blue bar 45.0 FG%
red bar 31.5 Reb
blue bar 31.7 Reb