Connect with us

Arizona State Sun Devils

Former ASU guard DJ Horne makes Final Four with NC State

© Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Former Arizona State guard DJ Horne and No. 11-seeded NC State’s Cinderella run will continue at the Final Four in Arizona next weekend against No. 1 Purdue.

Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!

Horne scored 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting to go along with four rebounds and three assists to help the Wolfpack (26-14) reach their first Final Four since 1983 with a 76-64 win over No. 4 Duke.

NC State has now won nine straight games after losing 10 of 14. One of these nine games includes the ACC Championship, which secured them an automatic birth in the NCAA Tournament. Safe to say, they have made the most of it and now are the seventh 11 seed to make it all the way to the Final Four.

Horne is the leading scorer for the Wolfpack at 16.8 points per game this season. The Raleigh, North Carolina native transferred closer to home last April after spending two seasons at ASU.

The 6-foot-1 Horne averaged 12.5 points per game for the Sun Devils last season, which was second on the team. He led ASU in scoring the prior season after transferring from Illinois State where he spent his first two collegiate seasons with the Redbirds.

The NC State – Purdue (33-4) matchup tips off at 3:09 p.m. MST at State Farm Stadium next Saturday, April 6. Next up will be the No. 1 UConn against No. 4 Alabama matchup at 5:49 p.m. MST. Both games will be televised on TBS.

The two winners will square off in the National Championship next Monday, April 8.

While all of the games will be happening at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, plenty of other events will be downtown and throughout the Valley.

Stay tuned for more coverage of the Final Four on

ASU G DJ Horne commits to NC State

*Get the BEST Phoenix sports insider information, exclusive content, and access to our seasonal magazines! SIGN UP HERE to unlock our premium content!*

Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau


More in Arizona State Sun Devils