Northern Arizona beats Arizona State

And in Tempe no less...when I said that NAU wasn't a bad team, this is what I meant.

TEMPE, Ariz. -- For weeks, Herb Sendek has been telling anyone who would listen that it's going to take a massive effort to revive the Arizona State basketball program.

The Sun Devils provided plenty of evidence in a stunning 75-71 loss to Northern Arizona here Monday night, spoiling Sendek's debut in front of an announced crowd of 10,267.