Arizona State Sun Devils (10-4, 0-1 in the Pac-12) at USC Trojans (12-3, 1-1 in Pac-12)
From the USC Athletics game preview:
"TROJANS TRIPPED UP AT WASHINGTON -- USC led by 10 points at the half, made its first seven shots of the second half and built up a 22-point lead, before falling 87-85 at Washington on Jan. 3. The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Trojans. USC committed 21 turnovers, including two in the final minute to aid the Huskies' rally. Washington didn't grab the lead until 25 seconds left, when Andrew Andrews put back a missed shot. He added a free throw 21 seconds later and Katin Reinhardt's contested three-pointer as time expired rimmed out and Elijah Stewart's putback came just after the buzzer."
Arizona State's Keys to victory from House Of Sparky:
"Keys to victory:
1. Rely on Holder
If Arizona State does run into those big droughts on the offensive end of the floor, Hurley needs to call some isolation plays for Holder. Whether those are in the form of drives to the basket or screens to open up a look at the three-point line, Holder has been one of the only Sun Devils to score with consistency lately. Getting him more looks will be a major key tonight.
2. Get Goodman involved
Not much was expected out of Savon Goodman in his first game back against the Wildcats, but he didn't exactly receive many great looks for scoring opportunities. With an offensive skill set as diverse as his, Goodman needs to receive the ball in better spots against the Trojans.
3. Pressure Jacobs
Arizona State should look to apply lots of pressure on Jacobs and force him to test out that gimpy ankle. The SC offense will run through him for the majority of the night, and the more the Sun Devils can slow him down and control the game's tempo, the better."