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ASU men's hoops team heads to LA as Pac-12 title race tightens

The Sun Devils men's basketball team is at the top of the Pac-12 with the UCLA Bruins vying for the number one spot and USC isn't far behind.
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Arizona State guard Remy Martin watches an official signal for Martin's made 3-pointer against Arizona during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State defeated Arizona 95-88 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

TEMPE, Ariz. β€” It's considered the closest college men's basketball conference race in the country and the Arizona State University Sun Devils lead the pack.

The Pac-12 Conference standings feature ASU's 10-4 conference record being tailed by Colorado, Oregon and UCLA at 10-5, followed by Arizona and USC as of Feb. 26.    

As the Sun Devils head to Los Angeles this week their seven-game win streak hangs in the balance. 

Junior guard Remy Martin has certainly made a statement, playing at a high level all season, and propelling Arizona State to the top of the Pac-12. 

Putting up more than 19 points a game, Martin is second in the Pac-12 in scoring. 

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Martin's performance has even put him in the conversation for the conference player of the year. But coach Bobby Hurley says his impact on the team goes beyond numbers.  

β€œHe has such a positive way about him that's infectious to everyone around him,” Hurley said.   

ASU will take on UCLA on Thursday at 9 p.m. Saturday the Sun Devils play USC at 6 p.m.   

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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