ASU prepares for a tough Temple squad

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MIAMI (AP) -- Arizona State's basketball team meets Temple tomorrow in the South regional at Miami.

The winner faces either Syracuse or Stephen F. Austin in the second round.

It's the first NCAA berth for the Sun Devils since 2003.

ASU completed its winningest season since 1994-1995, when Bill Frieder's club went 24-9. The last Arizona State team to win more than 24 games was the 1974-1975 club that went 25-4 and won two games in the NCAA tournament before losing to UCLA.

Forward Jeff Pendergraph says it's a great feeling to know the season isn't over.