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NCAA Tournament projections: ASU basketball has some breathing room in March Madness?


Mar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Luguentz Dort (0) looks to move the ball defended by St. John's Red Storm guard Shamorie Ponds (2) in the second half in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Remy Martin (1) looks to move down the court defended by St. John's Red Storm guard Justin Simon (5) and guard Mustapha Heron (14) in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Remy Martin (1) drives the ball down the court in the second half against the St. John's Red Storm in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; St. John's Red Storm head coach Chris Mullin dribbles the ball down the court in the second half against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsHead coach Bobby Hurley of the Arizona State Sun Devils reacts to a referee during the first half against the St. John's Red Storm in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 20, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio.Mar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Luguentz Dort (0) goes to the basket defend by St. John's Red Storm guard Justin Simon (5) in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; St. John's Red Storm guard Mustapha Heron (14) goes to the basket defended by Arizona State Sun Devils forward Romello White (23) in the second half in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock -USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils bench reacts to play against the St. John's Red Storm in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Bobby Hurley reacts to play in the second half against the St. John's Red Storm in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Remy Martin (1) looks to move the ball defended by St. John's Red Storm guard Shamorie Ponds (2) 2hin the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; St. John's Red Storm forward Marvin Clark II (13) blocks a shot from Arizona State Sun Devils forward Kimani Lawrence (14) in the second half in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; St. John's Red Storm head coach Chris Mullin reacts to a play in the second half against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; St. John's Red Storm forward Marvin Clark II (13) walks off the court after being defeated by Arizona State Sun Devils in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; St. John's Red Storm guard Mustapha Heron (14) walks off the court after being defeated by Arizona State Sun Devils in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils forward Kimani Lawrence (14) reacts to making a three-point shot in the first half against the St. John's Red Storm in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsArizona State University Sun Devils head coach Bobby Hurley talks to an official in the first half against the St. John's Red Storm in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena on March 20, 2019.Mar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils mascot Sparky the Sun Devil in the first half against the St. John's Red Storm in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; St. John's Red Storm guard Justin Simon (5) shoots the ball over Arizona State Sun Devils forward Romello White (23) in the first half  in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; St. John's Red Storm guard LJ Figueroa (30) goes to the basket defended by Arizona State Sun Devils guard Remy Martin (1) in the first half in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Luguentz Dort (0) goes to the basket defended by St. John's Red Storm forward Sedee Keita (0) in the first half in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock -USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils forward Zylan Cheatham (45) goes to the basket defended by St. John's Red Storm guard Mustapha Heron (14) in the first half in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock -USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils forward Romello White (23) shoots the ball over St. John's Red Storm forward Marvin Clark II (13) in the first half in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock -USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Luguentz Dort (0) goes to the basket defended by St. John's Red Storm guard LJ Figueroa (30) in the first half in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock -USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; St. John's Red Storm guard Mustapha Heron (14) shoots the ball over Arizona State Sun Devils guard Remy Martin (1) in the first half in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils forward Kimani Lawrence (14) and St. John's Red Storm forward Sedee Keita (0) dive for the ball in the first half in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Luguentz Dort (0) goes to the basket in the first half against the St. John's Red Storm in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock -USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; St. John's Red Storm guard Shamorie Ponds (2) shoots the ball over Arizona State Sun Devils guard Luguentz Dort (0) in the first half in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; St. John's Red Storm guard Justin Simon (5) goes to the basket defended by Arizona State Sun Devils forward Romello White (23) in the first half in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; St. John's Red Storm guard Justin Simon (5) moves down the court defended by Arizona State Sun Devils forward Kimani Lawrence (14) in the first half in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMar 20, 2019; Dayton, OH, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils forward Taeshon Cherry (35) reacts to a play in the first half against the St. John's Red Storm in the First Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsOregon's Louis King, left, passes around Arizona State's De'Quon Lake during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Arizona State's Kimani Lawrence, right, grabs a rebound over Oregon's Paul White during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Arizona State's Taeshon Cherry (35) celebrates after a play against Oregon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Arizona State's Rob Edwards celebrates after a play against Oregon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Arizona State's Rob Edwards (2) tries to shoot around Oregon's Will Richardson, left, and Oregon's Miles Norris during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Oregon's Kenny Wooten (14) tries to steal the ball from Arizona State's Zylan Cheatham during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Arizona State's Luguentz Dort (0) fouls Oregon's Kenny Wooten during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States; UCLA Bruins guard Kris Wilkes (13) reacts to being fouled by Arizona State Sun Devils forward Kimani Lawrence (14) as Arizona State Sun Devils forward Zylan Cheatham (45) and Arizona State Sun Devils guard Rob Edwards (2) defend during the second half of a Pac-12 conference tournament game at T-Mobile Arena.Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States; UCLA Bruins guard Kris Wilkes (13) looks to steal the ball from Arizona State Sun Devils guard Rob Edwards (2) during the second half of a Pac-12 conference tournament game at T-Mobile Arena.Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States; UCLA Bruins forward Cody Riley (2) passes away from Arizona State Sun Devils forward Kimani Lawrence (14) and Arizona State Sun Devils forward Taeshon Cherry (35) during the second half of a Pac-12 conference tournament game at T-Mobile Arena.Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States; UCLA Bruins forward Cody Riley (2) looks to shoot past Arizona State Sun Devils forward Zylan Cheatham (45) and Arizona State Sun Devils guard Rob Edwards (2) during the second half of a Pac-12 conference tournament game at T-Mobile Arena.Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States; UCLA Bruins forward Cody Riley (2) shoots against Arizona State Sun Devils forward Romello White (23) during the second half of a  Pac-12 conference tournament game at T-Mobile Arena.Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States; UCLA Bruins guard Kris Wilkes (13) shoots inside the defense of Arizona State Sun Devils guard Rob Edwards (2) during the second half of a Pac-12 conference tournament game at T-Mobile Arena.Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States; UCLA Bruins center Moses Brown (1) shoots against Arizona State Sun Devils forward Romello White (23) during the second half of a Pac-12 conference tournament game at T-Mobile Arena.Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States;UCLA Bruins guard Jaylen Hands (4) shoots during the second half of a Pac-12 conference tournament game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at T-Mobile Arena.Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Luguentz Dort (0) shoots over UCLA Bruins guard Jules Bernard (3) during the first half of a Pac-12 conference tournament game at T-Mobile Arena.Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Rob Edwards (2) shoots as UCLA Bruins center Moses Brown (1) defends during the first half of a Pac-12 conference tournament game at T-Mobile Arena.Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States;Arizona State Sun Devils forward Zylan Cheatham (45) reacts to being fouled as UCLA Bruins guard Jalen Hill (24) defends during the first half of a Pac-12 conference tournament game at T-Mobile Arena.Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Remy Martin (1) dunks inside the defense of UCLA Bruins guard Jules Bernard (3) during the first half of as Pac-12 conference tournament game at T-Mobile Arena.Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Remy Martin (1) shoots against UCLA Bruins guard Jules Bernard (3) during the first half of a Pac-12 conference tournament game at T-Mobile Arena.Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States; Arizona State Sun Devils forward Zylan Cheatham (45) dribbles against UCLA Bruins guard Chris Smith (5) during the first half of a Pac-12 conference tournament game at T-Mobile Arena.Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Luguentz Dort (0) shoots during the first half of a Pac-12 conference tournament game against the UCLA Bruins at T-Mobile Arena.Mar 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, United States; Arizona State Sun Devils forward Zylan Cheatham (45) shoots against UCLA Bruins guard Chris Smith (5) during the first half of a Pac-12 conference tournament game at T-Mobile Arena.Arizona State's Rob Edwards, left, and Kimani Lawrence celebrate after Lawrence scored a 3-point shot against UCLA during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas.UCLA's Jaylen Hands passes around Arizona State's Romello White during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas.Arizona State's Romello White, right, fouls UCLA's Moses Brown during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas.Arizona State's Kimani Lawrence, right, blocks a shot by UCLA's Chris Smith during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas.UCLA's Chris Smith, left, passes around Arizona State's Luguentz Dort during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas.ASU's Remy Martin (1) shoots a free throw against Arizona during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's DeQuon Lake (32) wins the tip against Arizona's Ira Lee during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.Arizona's Justin Coleman (12) dribbles against ASU's Luguentz Dort (0) during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.Arizona's Ryan Luther (10) makes a three pointer against ASU during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.Arizona's Justin Coleman (12) dribbles against ASU's Remy Martin (1) during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's head coach Bobby Hurley yells to an official during the first half against Arizona at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.Arizona's Ryan Luther (10) shoots a three pointer against ASU during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's head coach Bobby Hurley yells to an official during the first half against Arizona at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's head coach Bobby Hurley yells to an official during the first half against Arizona at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.Arizona's head coach Sean Miller complains to an official during the first half against ASU at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Zylan Cheatham (45) drives to the basket against Arizona during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Zylan Cheatham (45) talks with teammates Luguentz Dort (0) and Romello White (23) during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Zylan Cheatham (45) shoots over Arizona's Ryan Luther (10) during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Bobby Hurley yells at an official during the second half against Arizona at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Remy Martin (1) puts his hands on his knees after a turnover against Arizona during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Zylan Cheatham (45) shoots a free throw during the second half against Arizona at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Zylan Cheatham (45) yells to his teammates during the second half against Arizona at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Remy Martin (1) makes a layup against Arizona's Justin Coleman (12) during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Romello White (23) and Arizona's Chase Jeter (4) position for an inbounds play during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Remy Martin (1) makes a layup against Arizona during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Romello White (23) dunks against Arizona's Chase Jeter (4) during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Luguentz Dort (0) celebrates a dunk against Arizona during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Luguentz Dort (0) celebrates a dunk against Arizona during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Zylan Cheatham (45) dives for a loose ball against Arizona's Ryan Luther (10) during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Kimani Lawrence (14) recovers a steal from Arizona's Ryan Luther (10) during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Remy Martin (1) dribbles against Arizona's Alex Barcello (23) during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Remy Martin (1) dribbles the ball up the court away from Arizona's Ryan Luther (10) during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.Arizona's Brandon Randolph (5) shoots against ASU's Luguentz Dort (0) during the second half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Luguentz Dort (0) celebrates as he dribbles out the clock as ASU beat Arizona 72-64 at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Luguentz Dort (0) celebrates as he dribbles out the clock as ASU beat Arizona 72-64 at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Zylan Cheatham (45) celebrates after ASU beat Arizona 72-64 at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Zylan Cheatham (45) celebrates after ASU beat Arizona 72-64 at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Zylan Cheatham (45) celebrates after ASU beat Arizona 72-64 at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Romello White (23) and Zylan Cheatham (45) grab Luguentz Dort (0) after he was called for a technical foul during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's head coach Bobby Hurley waits for the game to start against Arizona before the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Remy Martin (1) looks at the Arizona fans during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Luguentz Dort (0) yells at Arizona's Dylan Smith (3) drawing a technical foul during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Luguentz Dort (0) yells at Arizona's Dylan Smith (3) drawing a technical foul during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's head coach Bobby Hurley yells to officials during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's Zylan Cheatham (45) reacts after turning the ball over to Arizona during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.ASU's head coach Bobby Hurley yells to officials during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.Arizona's Justin Coleman (12) steals the ball from ASU's Kamani Lawrence (14) during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.Arizona's Justin Coleman (12) steals the ball from ASU's Kamani Lawrence (14) during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.Arizona's Justin Coleman (12) steals the ball from ASU's Kamani Lawrence (14) during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.Arizona's head coach Sean Miller yells to his team as they play ASU during the first half at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.An Arizona cheerleader twirls her light up baton during the pregame at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.Arizona's mascots and cheerleaders perform during the pregame at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz. on March 9, 2019.Arizona State head coach Bobby Hurley reacts to a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Sunday, March 3, 2019. Arizona State won 74-71.Arizona State's Rob Edwards (2) goes up for a shot against Oregon State's Warren Washington (22) and Ethan Thompson (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Sunday, March 3, 2019. Arizona State won 74-71.Oregon State's Ethan Thompson (5) tries to slip past Arizona State's Remy Martin (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Sunday, March 3, 2019. Arizona State won 74-71.Arizona State's Luguentz Dort (0) hits a three-point basket in the last minute of play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Sunday, March 3, 2019. Arizona State won 74-71.Mar 3, 2019; Corvallis, OR, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Bobby Hurley questions an official during the second half against the Oregon State Beavers at Gill Coliseum. The Arizona State Sun Devils beat the Oregon State Beavers 74-71.Mar 3, 2019; Corvallis, OR, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Bobby Hurley looks up at a replay in protest to an officials call during the second half against the Oregon State Beavers at Gill Coliseum. The Arizona State Sun Devils beat the Oregon State Beavers 74-71.Mar 3, 2019; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers forward Tres Tinkle (3) controls the ball defended by Arizona State Sun Devils forward Kimani Lawrence (14) and forward Zylan Cheatham (45) during the first half at Gill Coliseum.Mar 3, 2019; Corvallis, OR, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Luguentz Dort (0) celebrates with teammates after a game against the Oregon State Beavers at Gill Coliseum. The Arizona State Sun Devils beat the Oregon State Beavers 74-71.Mar 3, 2019; Corvallis, OR, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Luguentz Dort (0) drives to the basket during the first half against the Oregon State Beavers at Gill Coliseum. The Arizona State Sun Devils beat the Oregon State Beavers 74-71.Mar 3, 2019; Corvallis, OR, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils forward Zylan Cheatham (45) celebrates after the game against the Oregon State Beavers at Gill Coliseum. The Arizona State Sun Devils beat the Oregon State Beavers 74-71.Mar 3, 2019; Corvallis, OR, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Remy Martin (1) reacts after an Oregon State Beavers is called for an offensive foul during the first half at Gill Coliseum.Mar 3, 2019; Corvallis, OR, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Remy Martin (1) shoots the ball during the first half against then Oregon State Beavers at Gill Coliseum.Mar 3, 2019; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers forward Tres Tinkle (3) controls the ball defended by Arizona State Sun Devils forward Kimani Lawrence (14) and forward Zylan Cheatham (45) during the first half at Gill Coliseum.Mar 3, 2019; Corvallis, OR, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Remy Martin (1) drives to the basket against Oregon State Beavers defenders during the first half at Gill Coliseum.Mar 3, 2019; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers guard Ethan Thompson (5) is defended by Arizona State Sun Devils forward Romello White (23) and guard Rob Edwards (2) during the first half at Gill Coliseum.Mar 3, 2019; Corvallis, OR, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils forward Taeshon Cherry (35) is examined by a trainer after getting injured during the first half against the Oregon State Beavers at Gill Coliseum.Oregon State's Ethan Thompson (5) slips past Arizona State's Remy Martin (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Sunday, March 3, 2019.Oregon State's Tres Tinkle (3) tries to outrun Arizona State's Vitaliy Shibel (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Sunday, March 3, 2019.Arizona State's Luguentz Dort (0) drives to the basket, past Oregon State's Kylor Kelley (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Sunday, March 3, 2019.Arizona State's Rob Edwards (2) gets past a block by Oregon State's Kylor Kelley (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Sunday, March 3, 2019.Feb 28, 2019; Eugene, OR, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Remy Martin (1) controls the ball during the first half as Oregon Ducks guard Payton Pritchard (3) and forward Louis King (2) defend at Matthew Knight Arena.Feb 28, 2019; Eugene, OR, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils forward Romello White (23) guards Oregon Ducks guard Payton Pritchard (3) during the first half at Matthew Knight Arena.Feb 28, 2019; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks forward Francis Okoro (33) blocks a shot by Arizona State Sun Devils guard Rob Edwards (2) during the first half at Matthew Knight Arena.Feb 28, 2019; Eugene, OR, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Remy Martin (1) controls the ball past Oregon Ducks forward Louis King (2) during the first half at Matthew Knight Arena.Feb 28, 2019; Eugene, OR, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils forward De'Quon Lake (32) shoots the ball as Oregon Ducks forward Paul White (13) and forward Kenny Wooten (14) defend during the first half at Matthew Knight Arena.Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley gestures to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Eugene, Ore.Arizona State's Kimani Lawrence, right, pulls down a rebound next to Oregon's Paul White during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Eugene, Ore.Oregon's Payton Pritchard, center, goes up for a reverse layup between Arizona State's Rob Edwards, left, Zylan Cheatham, and Luguentz Dort, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Eugene, Ore.Arizona State's Luguentz Dort, center, dunks between Oregon's Louis King, left, and Francis Okoro, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Eugene, Ore.Oregon's Payton Pritchard, left, and Francis Okoro pressure Arizona State's Rob Edwards during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Eugene, Ore.Arizona State Sun Devils guard Luguentz Dort (0) takes a shot while being guarded by California Golden Bears guard Matt Bradley (20) during a men's basketball game at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe on February 24. Arizona State Sun Devils guard Luguentz Dort (0) during a men's basketball game at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe on February 24. Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Bobby Hurley talks with guard Luguentz Dort (0) who took a hard fall during a men's basketball game against the California Golden Bears at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe on February 24. Arizona State Sun Devils guard Rob Edwards (2) takes a shot during a men's basketball game against the California Golden Bears at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe on February 24. California Golden Bears center Connor Vanover (23) guards Arizona State Sun Devils forward Zylan Cheatham (45) during a men's basketball game at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe on February 24. Arizona State Sun Devils forward Romello White (23) takes a shot while being guarded by California Golden Bears forward Grant Anticevich (34) during a men's basketball game at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe on February 24. Arizona State's Luguentz Dort (0) is greeted by players on the bench as he come out of the game during the first half against Oregon, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)Replay

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The Heat Index, azcentral sports Published 10:50 a.m. MT Feb. 20, 2019 | Updated 10:32 a.m. MT Feb. 25, 2019

Last week, ASU basketball coach Bobby Hurley talked about the sense of urgency surrounding his Sun Devils basketball team as it plays its final few games of the college basketball regular season.

“We have tried to adopt that mindset now with every game, not because of what some guy’s bracket says but because of where we are in the season,” head coach Bobby Hurley said.

The Sun Devils (19-8, 10-5) conclude the regular season with three road games.

They need every win they can get in those games.

“We have to go on a streak,” ASU’s Zylan Cheatham said. “And you can’t do that if you don’t take care of business in the first one so that’s our focus and our mindset.”

The latest NCAA Tournament projections provide a bit of relief for the Sun Devils as the team is no longer projected to be in a First Four game.

MORE: ASU puts together comeback over Cal in Zylan Cheatham’s last home game

What the latest NCAA Tournament projections are saying about ASU (and the Pac-12): 

Shelby Mast and Scott Gleeson have ASU taking on No. 6 seed Virginia Tech in Tulsa in the first round. 

They have Washington as the No. 7 seed in the West, the Pac-12’s only other team in the tournament.

The Sun Devils are still very much on the NCAA Tournament bubble.

The Sun Devils are still very much on the NCAA Tournament bubble. (Photo: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

Kerry Miller has ASU facing No. 6 seed Florida State in Des Moines in the first round.

Miller has Washington as the No. 8 seed in the West Region.

CBS Sports: ASU No. 11 seed in West

Jerry Palm projects ASU to take on No. 6 seed Iowa State in a first-round game in Tulsa. 

He predicts that Washington will be the No. 7 seed in the East.

ESPN: ASU No. 11 seed in Midwest

Joe Lunardi has the Sun Devils as one of the final four teams in the field not in the First Four and he has them playing No. 6 seed Mississippi State in the first round.

Washington, his No. 7 seed in the West, is the Pac-12’s other team in the tourney.

Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Bobby Hurley and his team have work to do to make the NCAA Tournament.

Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Bobby Hurley and his team have work to do to make the NCAA Tournament. (Photo: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

The site has Washington as a No. 7 seed, the Pac-12’s other team in bracket.

The Big Lead: ASU No. 11 seed in Midwest

Jason Lisk has Bobby Hurley’s team taking on No. 6 seed Louisville in the first round in Tulsa.

Washington is the No. 9 seed in the East in his projection.

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azcentral sports’ Michelle Gardner contributed to this story.

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