DAYTON, Ohio - I think the Devils got their swagger back.

"To ride that rollercoaster, to see us have our struggles and lose close games," Arizona State head basketball coach Bobby Hurley said, "we put ourselves in that position."

In non-conference play, the Devils were one of the top teams in the nation until a major slump in conference play that nearly kept Arizona State out of the tournament.

"We never really felt pressure," ASU senior guard Kodi Justice said. "Being in a tournament, you get this fresh start."

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