Halftime Report

Arizona State needs a win to get to even, but right now it's anybody's game. They have jumped out to a quick 36-29 lead against Washington State.

Arizona State came into the match with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

Washington State Cougars @ Arizona State Sun Devils

Current Records: Washington State 21-6, Arizona State 13-14

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Desert Financial Arena -- Tempe, Arizona
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $2.79

What to Know

Arizona State will be in front of their home fans on Saturday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-court advantage. They and the Washington State Cougars will face off in a Pac-12 battle at 8:00 p.m. ET at Desert Financial Arena.

Arizona State fought the good fight in their overtime game against the Huskies on Thursday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result. They fell just short of the Huskies by a score of 84-82. The close match was extra heartbreaking for Arizona State, who almost overcame a 25 point deficit.

The losing side was boosted by Frankie Collins, who scored 21 points along with eight rebounds and three steals. He didn't help Arizona State's cause all that much against the Wildcats on Saturday but the same can't be said for this contest.

Meanwhile, Washington State entered their tilt with the Wildcats with seven consecutive wins but they'll enter their next game with eight. The Cougars came out on top in a nail-biter against the Wildcats on Thursday and snuck past 77-74.

Jaylen Wells was the offensive standout of the matchup as he went 6 for 10 from beyond the arc en route to 27 points and 2 assists. As a matter of fact, that's the most points he has scored all season. Rueben Chinyelu was another key contributor, dropping a double-double on 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The Sun Devils have not been sharp recently as the team's lost seven of their last nine matchups, which put a noticeable dent in their 13-14 record this season. As for the Cougars, their win was their fourth straight on the road, which pushed their record up to 21-6.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Arizona State haven't given up the ball easily this season, having only averaged 10.6 turnovers per game. However, it's not like Washington State struggles in that department as they've been averaging only 10.5 turnovers per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

Arizona State lost to the Cougars at home by a decisive 75-58 margin when the teams last played back in January of 2023. Will Arizona State have more luck at home instead of on the road?


Washington State is a 5-point favorite against Arizona State, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is 139 points.

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Series History

Arizona State has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Washington State.

  • Jan 28, 2023 - Washington State 75 vs. Arizona State 58
  • Jan 05, 2023 - Arizona State 77 vs. Washington State 71
  • Feb 12, 2022 - Arizona State 58 vs. Washington State 55
  • Dec 01, 2021 - Washington State 51 vs. Arizona State 29
  • Mar 10, 2021 - Arizona State 64 vs. Washington State 59
  • Feb 27, 2021 - Arizona State 77 vs. Washington State 74
  • Mar 07, 2020 - Arizona State 83 vs. Washington State 74
  • Jan 29, 2020 - Washington State 67 vs. Arizona State 65
  • Feb 07, 2019 - Washington State 91 vs. Arizona State 70
  • Feb 04, 2018 - Arizona State 88 vs. Washington State 78