ASU and CTT continue their dominance over the Buffs with their 14th consecutive victory. ASU dominated the first three quarters and survived a fourth quarter that reflected more about the character of Colorado than I think any major shortcomings on the part of the Sun Devils. It looked to me like the Buffs range out of gas.
Trade mark ASU defense holding the Buffs below their season average.
The Devils were down 3 key members....Iris Mbultio out with a shoulder injury, Jayde Van Hefty out since game 2 and freshmen Maggie Besselink and Katelyn Levings also out. Three were staters and Besselink started once when Walker, Mbulito van Hefty went down.
Getting Eboni Walker back was key as well as the tremendous play of freshman point guard Jaddan Simmons, both who played game high minutes (33) for the Devils and the three point shooting of Canadian junior Taya Hanson who earlier in the year tied the game record of 7 threes
Colorado’s problem is consistency. When they put it together, as they did in the 4th quarter, they can play with anyone, and, of course, missing their starting point guard doesn’t help. Still in all of this I point to Mya Hollingshed, an unnoticed (except in the PAC-12) AA candidate, who recorded her conference leading 7th double double scoring 14 and grabbing 17 rebounds. And she does it in by far the strongest wbb conference. If she played for UConn, we’d be talking POY.