Arizona State did not receive a single vote in the preseason AP Top 25 poll, but the outstanding backcourt duo of Tra Holder and Shannon Evans has the Sun Devils looking like a legitimate Final Four threat.
Dominant big men are nice, but a dynamic duo of guards has practically become a prerequisite for competing for a national championship in men’s basketball. Last year’s title game was North Carolina’s Joel Berry II and Justin Jackson against Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss and Jordan Mathews. The year before that, it was Berry and Marcus Paige against Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono and Jalen Brunson. That list goes on for a while. |Bleacher Report|