[2:05 PM] Davidson v. Arizona State

Who will WIN this matchup?

Davidson Wildcats (2-1)

Arizona State Sun Devils (3-1)


Arizona State looks to follow up a strong performance on both ends of the court when it faces talented Davidson in the fifth-place game of the Tire Pros Invitational on Sunday at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Senior guard Torian Graham will try to finish off an impressive tournament after scoring 22 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the Sun Devils’ 80-71 victory over Tulane on Friday.

The Sun Devils boast a talented three-pronged backcourt with Graham, along with juniors Tra Holder and Shannon Evans II, that will battle a Davidson perimeter group that produced 10 makes from 3-point range in the 70-55 win over Missouri on Friday. Senior guard Jack Gibbs scored 25 points last time out for the Wildcats and junior forward Peyton Aldridge is averaging 24.7 in the first three games while draining 9-of-19 from 3-point range.

Gibbs, who averaged 23.5 points last season, showed he is recovering from a shoulder injury that caused him to miss the season opener by draining 7-of-16 from the field, dishing out four assists and recording two steals Friday. Aldridge has scored at least 21 in all three games for the Wildcats and is shooting 55.3 percent from the field overall.

The Sun Devils were sloppy on both ends in the 82-63 loss to Northern Iowa on Thursday to open their tournament and Hurley liked the effort against Tulane.

Arizona State senior F Obinna Oleka is averaging just short of a double-double – 10.5 points, 9.8 rebounds.


StreakSmarts Pick: Davidson Wildcats

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick