The Arizona State men’s basketball team will have a chance to avenge their first round NCAA tournament loss next season, as CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reports that the Sun Devils are finalizing to face off against TCU on Dec. 16.
NEWS: Arizona State and TCU are finalizing an agreement to play on December 16th at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, according to a source.
Air Force/UT Arlington is also part of the multi-game event.https://t.co/EhozBefwDR
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 16, 2023
Bracketologist Rocco Miller first reported the news of the matchup over a month ago, but now it is getting finalized. He also said that they will be playing a neutral site game near Phoenix next season.
TCU and Arizona State will meet on Saturday, December 16th at Dickies Arena for a neutral-site contest.
— Rocco Miller (@RoccoMiller8) May 12, 2023
Miller has also reported that the Sun Devils are playing Mississippi State on Nov. 8 in Chicago and will host San Francisco on Dec. 3. Rothstein has reported that the Sun Devils will be playing a neutral site game at Footprint Center against Northwestern on Dec. 20. They will also be participating in the Vegas Showdown on Thanksgiving weekend alongside BYU, NC State and Vanderbilt.
— Rocco Miller (@RoccoMiller8) May 19, 2023
NEWS: Florida Atlantic/Loyola-Chicago and Mississippi State/Arizona State are finalizing agreements to play in an early season doubleheader on November 8th in Chicago's United Center, according to multiple sources.
— Rocco Miller (@RoccoMiller8) June 13, 2023
NEWS: Arizona State and Northwestern will play a neutral site game on 12/20 at the Footprint Center in Phoenix as part of a doubleheader with Arizona/Alabama, per multiple sources.
Return game between ASU and Northwestern at the United Center in 2024-25.https://t.co/sYfTgBTPA5
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 26, 2023
#ArizonaState basketball announced today that the #SunDevils will officially be playing in the 2023 #Vegas Showdown on Thanksgiving weekend alongside #BYU, #NCState and #Vanderbilt. #ASU #ASUBasketball #ASUHoops #ForksUp https://t.co/inn5fcuzoy
— Burn City Sports (@BurnCitySports) May 11, 2023
The Horned Frogs defeated the Sun Devils 72-70 in March, and while ASU will only have three returning players from that team (Frankie Collins, Jamiya Neal and Alonzo Gaffney), the matchup will be an opportunity for revenge and a resume-boosting victory if they could pull it off.