Record: 21-11 How they got here: At-large bid Strengths: The Sun Devils recorded signature wins over Marquette, Texas Tech, Oregon, Stanford and Arizona. The team entered the final week of the regular season ranked No. 19 nationally in blocks (5.7 bpg). Sophomore point guard Jahii Carson is the team's go-to player (18.6 ppg, 4.5 apg) and earned first team All-Pac-12 honors. Arizona State is making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2009. Weaknesses: The Sun Devils are riding a three game losing streak and have lost five of their past seven entering the NCAA Tournament. When the teams focused on locking down Carson, Arizona State has sometimes struggled to get into a strong offensive rhythm.
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