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Monday, February 22, 2010
Bad blood between the Arizona schools

By Diamond Leung

Arizona freshman Kevin Parrom has now ruffled feathers at Arizona State in his first two rivalry games. Last month, there was the hard intentional foul Parrom committed on Ty Abbott, who was going up for a layup.

In the rematch tonight, Parrom made his presence felt again, according to the East Valley Tribune:
As the final buzzer was about to sound in Arizona State’s 73-69 victory on Sunday, ASU senior point guard Derek Glasser was dribbling out the clock and threw the ball into the air. Parrom appeared to put a forearm into Glasser’s chest.

Glasser went after Parrom while both team formed the postgame hand-shake line, but was restrained by ASU coaches. Arizona coach Sean Miller immediately sent Parrom to the locker room while the two team’s shook hands.

After the game, Miller apologized to Glasser and ASU coach Herb Sendek.

Arizona State is now only a half-game out behind first-place Cal in the standings, and the Sun Devils could turn into Wildcat fans for a day on Thursday. An Arizona win at Cal combined with an Arizona State win at Stanford would give the Sun Devils sole possession atop the Pac-10 heading into a potential showdown between the Sun Devils and Golden Bears on Saturday afternoon at Haas Pavilion.