Sun Devils to play Creighton in Wooden tourney
JUL 17, 2013 5:40p ET
McDermott averaged 23.2 points per game last season for Creighton, which finished 28-8. He is one of four returning starters for the Blue Jays. The second leading returning scorer in the eight-team Wooden tournament is ASU sophomore guard Jahii Carson, who averaged 18.5.
The game will be played on Thanksgiving night (Nov. 28) at 9 p.m. (Arizona time) at Titan Gym on Cal State Fullerton's campus and will be televised by ESPN2. Also on ASU's side of the bracket are San Diego State and College of Charleston, both of which topped 20 wins last season.
In the other first-round matchups, announced Wednesday, Miami (Fla.) will meet George Washington and Cal State Fullerton hosts Marquette.
The second round of the three-day tournament will remain at Titan Gym on Friday, Nov. 29, with the final day's action moving to the Honda Center in Anaheim on Sunday, Dec. 1.
ASU and Creighton also played in early season tournament action last year, with the Blue Jays winning 87-73 on Nov. 24 in Las Vegas behind McDermott's 29 points.
ASU 2013-14 NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Nov. 8 vs. Maryland-Baltimore County
Nov. 12 vs. Miami ( Ohio)
Nov. 15 vs. Idaho State
Nov. 19 at UNLV
Nov. 22 vs. Bradley
Nov. 25 vs. Marquette
Nov. 28 vs. Creighton at Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.)
Nov. 29 vs. San Diego State/College of Charleston at Wooden Legacy (Fullerton , Calif.)
Nov. 30 at Wooden Legacy (Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.)
Dec. 6 at DePaul
Dec. 14 vs. Grambling
Dec. 21 vs. Texas Tech
Dec. 28 vs. UC-Irvine