For the University of Arizona basketball team , it means a 24th consecutive foray into March Madness. The image of iconic Lute Olson looms larger than life.
For Arizona State University, it means the most talked-about NCAA tournament snub in years.
Despite beating the U of A twice this season and having an equal number of wins, the Sun Devils were not included in the NCAA tourney and must settle for a bid in the National Invitation Tournament.
Turning this negative into a positive will further help to reestablish ASU as a player in the national college basketball picture.
The Devils are already there in track and field with national championships for both men and women!