Schedule update: Sun Devils to face 2021 NCAA champion Baylor at Atlantis

Sun Devil basketball under Bobby Hurley enjoyed solid success in exempt tournaments in his six seasons, with a pair of championships in Las Vegas and quality wins each season.

The program will get its chance again in November 2021, with a game against defending NCAA champion Baylor Bears scheduled for tipping at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 in the Bahamas.

Tournament tickets and reservations are available now at

Atlantis Paradise Island is taking over the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis for the tenth time this year, as ASU will be a part of it for the first time. It will be held November 24-26, including a full program for Thanksgiving (November 25). ASU and Baylor join Auburn, UCONN, Loyola-Chicago, Michigan State, Syracuse and VCU in the field.

at Baylor 89, ASU 86 (March 22, 2013/NIT)
at #11 Baylor 68, ASU 54 (December 2, 2010)
Baylor 64, ASU 61 (December 3, 2009)
Baylor 87, #14 ASU 78 (November 28, 2008 in Anaheim)
ASU 89, Baylor 73 (November 26, 1988 at Richmond)
ASU 90, Baylor 87 (December 17, 1965)
Baylor 44, ASU 31 (1938-39 at Oklahoma City)

The Sun Devils have been super good in November under coach Hurley – 18-3 (.857) over the past four seasons – as they’ve jumped out of doors as well as anyone in college hoops in recent years. years. The program won titles in Las Vegas at the 2017 Continental Tire Invitational and the 2018 MGM Resorts Main Event. He also recorded victories against Rhode Island and St. John’s in Connecticut, Utah State, Mississippi State, Xavier and Kansas State in Las Vegas, Tulane in Orlando and North Carolina to Brooklyn.

ASU 100, Houston Baptist 77 (November 29, 2020)
#3 Villanova 83, ASU 74 in Uncasville, CT (November 26, 2020)
ASU 94, Rhode Island 88 in Uncasville, CT (November 25, 2020)
ASU 67, at Princeton 65 (November 26, 2019)
#7 Virginia 48, ASU 45 at Uncasville, CT (November 24, 2019) / defending NCAA champion
ASU 80, St. John’s 67 in Uncasville, CT (November 23, 2019)
ASU 92, Amendment 55 (November 17, 2019)
ASU 90, Central Connecticut State 49 (November 14, 2019)
Colorado 81, ASU 71 in Shanghai, China (November 6, 2019)
USS 89, Omaha 71 (November 28, 2018)
ASU 87, Utah State 82 at Las Vegas (November 21, 2018) / MWC Champion and NCAA Team
ASU 72, #16 Mississippi State 67 at Las Vegas (November 19, 2018) / NCAA Team
ASU 90, Long Beach State 58 (November 12, 2018)
ASU 80, McNeese State 52 (November 9, 2018)
ASU 102, Cal State Fullerton 94, 2 OT (November 6, 2018)
ASU 102, #15 Xavier 86 in Las Vegas (November 24, 2017) / Eventual No. 1 seed
ASU 92, Kansas State 90 at Las Vegas (November 23, 2017) / Elite Eight
ASU 99, UC Irvine 78 (November 19, 2017)
ASU 97, NAU 62 (17 November 2017)
ASU 90, San Diego State 68 (November 14, 2017)/NCAA
ASU 94, Idaho State 74 (November 10, 2017)

2020-21 (1-1)

#3 Villanova 83, #18 ASU 74 (Nov 26, 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena) – 2K Empire Classic
#18 ASU 94, Rhode Island 88 (November 25, 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena) – 2K Empire Classic

2019-20 (1-1)
#7 Virginia 48, ASU 45 (November 24, 2019 at Mohegan Sun Arena) – Air Force Reserve Tip-Off Tournament
ASU 80, St. John’s 67 (Nov 23, 2019 at Mohegan Sun Arena) — Air Force Reserve Tip-Off Tournament

2018-19 (2-0)
ASU 87, Utah State 82 (November 21, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas) – MGM Resorts Main Event
ASU 72, #15 Mississippi State 67 (November 20, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas) – MGM Resorts Main Event

2017-18 (2-0)
ASU 102, #15 Xavier 86 (November 24, 2017 at Orleans Arena, Las Vegas) — Continental Tire Invitational
ASU 92, Kansas State 90 (November 23, 2017 at Orleans Arena, Las Vegas) — Continental Tire Invitational

2016-17 (1-2)
Davidson 68, ASU 60 (November 19, 2016 in Orlando) – Tire Pros Invitational
ASU 80, Tulane 71 (November 18, 2016 at Orlando) – Tire Pros Invitational
Northern Iowa 82, ASU 63 (November 17, 2016 at Orlando) — Tire Pros Invitational

2015-16 (1-1)
Marquette 78, ASU 73, OT (November 24, 2015 at Barclays Center) – CBE Classic
ASU 79, NC State 76 (23 November 2015 at Barclays Center) – CBE Classic

GONNA’ PLAY FOLKS: Bobby Hurley will play people. In his freshman year after reviewing a schedule he inherited that included tilts against NC State at Brooklyn, Creighton, UNLV and eventual No. 18 Texas A&M, he put the wheels in motion to play in Kentucky and filled a vacation hole. it could have been a yawn with Stephen F. Austin. In 2016-17, the team played No. 1 Kentucky at Bahamas, Purdue at New York, San Diego, and finished a streak with No. 9 Creighton. Kansas returned to Tempe in December 2018 after ASU won on December 10, 2017. Villanova last year was the seventh top-10 non-conference opponent Bobby Hurley played in his six years, after ASU had faced one in the previous 17 seasons.


#3 Villanova 83, ASU 74 in Uncasville, CT (November 26, 2020)
#7 Virginia 48, ASU 45 (November 24, 2019)
#18 ASU 80, #1 Kansas 76 (December 22, 2018)
#16 ASU 95 @ #2 Kansas 85 (December 10, 2017)
#9 Creighton 96, ASU 85 (December 20, 2016)
#1 Kentucky 115, ASU 69 (November 28, 2016 in the Bahamas)
@#5 Kentucky 72, ASU 58 (December 12, 2015)

#7 Duke 64, ASU 53 (November 25, 2009 at MSG)
#2 Kansas 90, ASU 88, OT (Nov. 26, 1997 at MSG)
ASU 97, #7 Maryland 90 (November 23, 1994 at Maui)
@#8 Oklahoma St. 87, ASU 69 (December 2, 1993)
@#9 Kentucky 94, ASU 68 (December 14, 1991)
@#2 Kansas 90, ASU 67 (December 22, 1989)
#10 North Carolina 85, ASU 66 (December 23, 1984 at Tokyo)
#6 Missouri 48, ASU 47 (December 27, 1982 at Honolulu)

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LET’S RECOVER THESE PEOPLE: Everyone knows that 2019-20 and 2020-21 hit the Sun Devil program hard in terms of momentum. Along with a canceled third straight NCAA Tournament appearance in 2020 — which would have been a first for the program since the early 1960s — the Sun Devils had turned the corner in attendance. Desert Financial Arena averaged 10,140 fans over the past three years starting in the 2017-18 season, with 496,872 fans attending 49 Sun Devil home games as ASU posted a 39-10 record . Over the previous three seasons in 51 home games, ASU averaged 6,087 fans (310,459).

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