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Arizona State men's basketball team moves into top 25

Posted at 10:52 AM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 12:53:51-05

For the second straight year, the Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball team has cracked the top 25 early in the season.

Coach Bobby Hurley's Sun Devils are No. 20 in the new Associated Press poll released Monday, marking the first time ASU has been ranked in the top 25 this season. ASU added home wins over Nebraska-Omaha and Texas Southern last week to improve to 7-0. The Devils are the only remaining undefeated team in the Pac-12 and are the only Pac-12 team ranked in the top 25.

The Sun Devils rose to as high as No. 3 in last year's AP poll after opening the season 12-0 and beating then-No. 2 Kansas on the road. They were the last remaining undefeated team in the country.

ASU has some tough tests ahead. The Devils will take on No. 6 Nevada at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night, followed by a pair of true road games against Georgia and Vanderbilt.

ASU will have a rematch vs. Kansas, which is once again ranked No. 2 in the country, in Tempe on Dec. 22. Tickets for that game can be purchased here.