NCAA Basketball * Oregon State Ducks at ASU Sun Devils

I was lucky enough to cover the Arizona State University Sun Devils Men’s basketball game this past Saturday and was very excited to do so. I was nervous because I haven’t shot at Wells Fargo Arena on the ASU campus before so I didn’t know about shooting positions, lighting, where the media room is, where to park, where the bathrooms are or any of the numberous details that someone needs to know to cover an event at this level.

I was a bit disappointed in the shots I got, not many peak action shots and I just didn’t seem to find the flow. I think because I have never shot the ASU team before I was unfamiliar with the Sun Devils playing style, well that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I managed to get a few player shots, but mostly I struggled through the game and miss some shots I wanted to get. I hope to do better next time.

NCAA Basketball - Oregon State Ducks vs ASU Sun Devils

ASU’s Derek Glasser (12) drives the ball down court during the first half.

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NCAA Basketball - Oregon State Ducks vs ASU Sun Devils

After the tip-off the ASU men’s team couldn’t seem to find their flow. During the first half the Sun Devils struggled to put points on the board as I struggled to capture the peak action.

NCAA Basketball - Oregon State Ducks vs ASU Sun Devils

Sparky, the Sun Devils team mascot makes the “pitchfork.”

NCAA Basketball - Oregon State Ducks vs ASU Sun Devils

ASU’s Eric Boateng (2) does not look happy with his Sun Devils team during the first half against the Oregon State Ducks.

NCAA Basketball - Oregon State Ducks vs ASU Sun Devils

During the first half the ASU Sun Devils Jamelle McMillan (10) looks for holes in the Ducks defense.

NCAA Basketball - Oregon State Ducks vs ASU Sun Devils

Oregon State head coach Ernie Kent calms Malcolm Armstead (11) as the Ducks ties the Sun Devils at the half, 26 to 26.

NCAA Basketball - Oregon State Ducks vs ASU Sun Devils

ASU Sun Devil Cheerleaders during the half time break.

NCAA Basketball - Oregon State Ducks vs ASU Sun Devils

During the half time break a local high school band got a chance to show their stuff to the crowd on hand.

NCAA Basketball - Oregon State Ducks vs ASU Sun Devils

Derek Glasser (12) and the ASU team started to make things happen during the second half of the matchup against the Oregon State Ducks.

NCAA Basketball - Oregon State Ducks vs ASU Sun Devils

Oregon State head coach Ernie Kent tries to settle down Jeremy Jacob (23) during the second half when the Ducks started to slip off their game.

NCAA Basketball - Oregon State Ducks vs ASU Sun Devils

During the second half it seemed like someone called a time-out after every play, here Drew Wiley (22) of the Oregon State Ducks listens to a new strategy.

NCAA Basketball - Oregon State Ducks vs ASU Sun Devils

In the end the Arizona State University Sun Devils beat the Oregon State Ducks by a score of 61 to 51.

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