Arizona Player of the Game:
T.J. McConnell – The senior point guard did whatever he could in the game, hitting 11 of his 19 shots and finishing with 25 points. He struggled through foul trouble at times, but Arizona gets blown out without McConnell at the helm.
It didn’t end there as the Sun Devils slowly pulled away, going ahead by as many as eight and heading into the locker room leading by seven.
ASU answered out of the break with Gilling getting a wide open three ball to put the lead back to five.
Stat of the Night:
81 - Arizona's defense was at its worst all season in Tempe. The Wildcats allowed the Sun Devils to score 81 points, the most in a loss this season. It was also the second most points that Arizona has allowed all season, just behind the 82 that it gave up at Stanford. The Sun Devils shot 50-percent from the field and 47-percent from beyond the arc in the game.
Arizona State went to the duo of Tra Holder and Savon Goodman throughout the game and they both carried the Sun Devils until Bo Barnes finished it off. The Wildcats had no answer for numerous Sun Devils throughout the night and that continues to be a major problem for the Wildcats, who rely heavily on their defense. That is something that can certainly doom Arizona down the stretch in Las Vegas and the NCAA Tournament.
Sean Miller Quotable:"We did not get the job done on the defensive end, really in any way," Miller said. "Around the basket we had no rim protector, we had no physicality and it seemed a little too easy."
"We just weren't ready, to be honest," said McConnell. "When we have a team that is not ready, we aren't going to win against any team."