Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Men's Basketball Schedule Released

There's not too much doubt about Arizona State's standing going into the 2008-09 season. The Sun Devils will most likely be ranked in the top 25 to start the season and the eyes of the Pac-10 will be fixed on James Harden and Jeff Pendergraph.

Now, we get a look at their slate. It's an interesting non-conference schedule once again...definitely not the type you'd see out of Rob Evans, but it doesn't include any teams that would be considered top tier teams across the nation.

HOME GAMES IN BOLD Pac-10 in Italic
11/14: vs. Mississippi Valley State
11/18: at San Diego State
11/23: vs. Pepperdine
11/27: vs Charlotte (Anaheim Classic)
11/28: Baylor/Providence (Anaheim Classic
11/30: TBD (Anaheim Classic
12/4: vs. Jackson State
12/7: vs. Nebraska
12/14: vs. IUPUI (US Airways Center)
12/20: vs. BYU (University of Phoenix Stadium)
12/23: vs. Idaho State
12/29: vs. Central Connecticut State
1/2: at Stanford
1/4: at California
1/8: vs. Oregon State
1/10: vs. Oregon
1/15: at USC
1/17: at UCLA
1/21: at Arizona
1/29: vs. Washington State
1/31: vs. Washington
2/5: at Oregon
2/7: at Oregon State
2/12: vs. UCLA
2/14: vs. USC
2/22: vs. Arizona
2/26: at Washington
2/28: at Washington State
3/5: vs. Stanford
3/7: vs. California


aho1115 said...

I'm just happy they are playing some away and neutral-site games early on before they play exclusively at home for a long stretch leading up to conference play.

Nick said...

It would have been nice to see some games against an elite team or two. There doesn't appear to be much of a step-up in the strength of non-conference schedule over last year. U of A proved you don't have to beat these teams to get recognition, you just have to play them, and as whack as that policy is, it's what we have to deal with.