The Washington Huskies (10-9 overall; 2-7 PAC) go on the road to face the Arizona State Sun Devils (7-11 overall, 0-7 PAC) — at 11am PST, Sunday, January 29th.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are a bad team that remains winless in Pac-12 play.
(However, they are coming off their best game of the season, a narrow loss to Washington State, 61-57.
The Sun Devils shoot 34.8% overall from the field and 29.9% from three-point range.
ASU allows opponents to average 78.7 points per game.
Per Synergy, the Sun Devils rank in the Bottom 25% of all Division teams in defending these play types: spot-up shooters, pick-and-roll ballhandlers; the pick-and-roll roll man; post-ups; cuts and isolation plays.
On the other hand, the Sun Devils rank in the Top 33% nationally in defending these play types: handoffs; players coming off screens and putbacks from offensive rebounds.
The Huskies’ offense relies heavily on handoffs and screens at the elbow of the free throw line– it will be interesting to see if the Huskies struggle against an (otherwise) ineffective defensive team.
ASU’s junior 5’5″ guard #2 Tyi Skinner averages a team-leading 16.7 points in Pac-12 play, along with 3.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 35.8 minutes.
Arizona State’s first and second-leading scoring combinations feature Skinner as the scorer.
1. Jaddan Simmons (assister) to Tyi Skinner (scorer) 2. Trayanna Crisp (assister) to Tyi Skinner (scorer)
6’2″ junior guard Treasure Hunt averages 14.3 points in Pac-12 play, along with 6.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.9 blocks in 38.4 minutes.
Arizona State’s third and fourth-leading scoring combinations feature Hunt as the scorer.
3. Tyi Skinner (assister) to Treasure Hunt (scorer) to 4. Jaddan Simmons (assister) to Treasure Hunt (scorer)