Fans of the Arizona State Sun Devils and Arizona Wildcats don't agree on much, but they do have one thing in common: Their frustration of media outside the Grand Canyon State routinely mixing up the two schools.
Well, confusion struck once again Monday after ASU's undefeated men's basketball team, led by senior Tra Holder's 29 points, pulled off a huge win at No. 2 Kansas on Sunday afternoon.
A headline in Monday's newspaper read: "Behind Holder, Wildcats humble No. 2 Jayhawks."
After a GREAT Sun Devil win...I wake up to THIS in the Washington Post. Seriously!? Talk about FAKE NEWS. @SunDevilHoops @TimHealeyASU @942Crew @JFeinsteinBooks @washingtonpost pic.twitter.com/6ZQDQBXEb7
— Jim Halling (@DCJames) December 11, 2017
Word of WaPo's mistake quickly spread to the basketball team and the university.
— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) December 11, 2017
— Arizona State Sun Devils (@TheSunDevils) December 11, 2017
The Wildcats -- er, Sun Devils -- moved up to No. 5 in the Associated Press poll released Monday, their highest ranking since 1981. The real Wildcats, i.e. the basketball team from Tucson, are ranked 23rd in that poll. They'll face each other in what is shaping up to be a huge matchup Dec. 30 at McKale Center.
That game will begin at 7 p.m. Arizona time, 9 p.m. D.C. time. Hopefully the folks at the Post will stay up late enough to watch.