Preview: Arizona State Sun Devils

The Sun Devils should make the tourney, which is key for the coach

Updated: October 21, 2013, 9:57 AM ET
By Kevin Pelton | ESPN Insider

Jahii CarsonMark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY SportsJahii Carson's return has Arizona State thinking about an NCAA tournament berth.

Arizona State Sun Devils

2012-13: 22-13 (9-9 Pac-12) Lost to Baylor, 89-86, NIT Second Round
In-conference offense: 1.01 points per possession (5th)
In-conference defense: 1.01 points per possession (8th)

There hasn't been much to celebrate at Wells Fargo Arena lately, so don't blame the Arizona State program for making a big deal out of Jahii Carson's decision to return for his sophomore season. After a standout freshman campaign, Carson toyed with entering the NBA draft before deciding to withdraw his name. Carson made that announcement at a party-like news conference complete with season-ticket holders in attendance and even a DJ.


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