Bobby Hurley watched his Sun Devils get whistled for 24 fouls in Saturday night’s 75-70 loss to Oregon at home.

Arizona State shot 10 free throw attempts in the loss, making eight of them. Oregon took 26 free throws and made 18 of them. That’s a 10-point edge in a five-point loss. It’s a 16-shot advantage in a five-point loss.

“I’m not going to make things worse for me and talk about it,” Hurley told reporters after the game when asked about the officiating, per Sun Devil Source. “It was a circus out there, and I’ll just leave it at that.


ASU went into the locker room with a 30-27 halftime lead. Oregon shot just 39% from the field in the first half and 25% from the 3-point line. DJ Horne had nine first-half points. Luther Muhammad had eight.

The second half was a different story. The Ducks used an 18-6 run early to turn a tied game into a double-digit lead.

They found themselves at the free throw line seemingly every step of the way over the game’s final 20 minutes. Of the 26 free throw attempts, 24 came in the second half. Seven different Ducks took a foul shot.

ASU’s Warren Washington played 15 minutes of foul-free ball in the first half, and then fouled out in 10 second-half minutes. Frankie Collins and Devan Cambridge were each whistled three times in the second half.

So far this season, Arizona State has been the most-whistled team in the Pac-12. The Sun Devils are being called for 19 fouls a game.