The Arizona State Sun Devils’ offense certainly has room for improvement.
Arizona State scored 29 points in a 51-29 loss to Washington State on Wednesday night. Yes, 29 points over the entire game. And this was a home game for ASU, in Tempe.
ASU 29 WSU 51
— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) December 2, 2021
Lord have mercy this game is over.
It’s the fewest points in a game for Arizona State since at least World War II and only the second time in conference history a team has been held under 30 in league play.
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) December 2, 2021
ASU's 51-29 loss to WSU in Tempe tonight 3rd fewest fewest points in Pac-12 game in 40 years: Arizona beat WSU 60-25 in 2014 and Oregon State beat Stanford 18-17 in 1981.
— Greg Hansen (@ghansen711) December 2, 2021
The last time ASU scored this little…
…they weren’t even ASU
(still Arizona State College until ‘58) https://t.co/1FJXu4t5qD
— Brad Denny (@BDenny29) December 2, 2021
Arizona State transfer @jaelenhouse10 on Tuesday at New Mexico State: 31 points, 5 assists, 1 turnover
Arizona State on Wednesday at home vs. Washington State: 29 points, 6 assists, 15 turnovers https://t.co/k1VkmCO496
— Geoff Grammer (@GeoffGrammer) December 2, 2021
The Washington State offense wasn’t much better in the first half, outscoring the Sun Devils 18-10, before a 33-19 difference in the second half.
ASU — who entered as a two-point underdog — shot 21.1% (12-of-57) from the field, 11.5% on threes (3-of-26), and 25% (2-of-8) at the free-throw line. DJ Horne (12) points was the only ASU player to score more than six points. And only three players had more than two points.
Yikes. It’s truly hard to be that bad. And that’s a pretty awful way to begin Pac-12 conference play.
Arizona State falls to 2-6 on the season, while Washington State improves to 6-1. Bobby Hurley’s ASU squad will hope to score at least 30 points when they face Oregon in Eugene on Sunday.