Arizona State vs. Utah: Battle of Bachynskis turns out to be 'nothing that special'

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This edition of brotherly love was a strictly a one-sided affair.

Arizona State earned a thrilling 55-54 victory over the Utah Utes to open Pac-12 play at Wells Fargo Arena Wednesday evening.

Lost in all the commotion, though, was the fact that the biggest storyline entering the game turned out to be a total dud.

With Jordan Bachynski and Dallin Bachynski both in the middle of solid seasons and set to face off for the first time, many hoped this would be an epic battle of brothers. Well, ASU's Bachynski held up his end of the deal. Little bro? Not so much.

Here's what House of Sparky's Tyler Nickel had to say about the "Bachynski Brother Battle":

"...Dallin Bachynski of the Utes got into foul trouble early and Jordan Bachynski was quick to start, but struggled for the remainder of the first half. He began the game with two quick back-to-back buckets, giving ASU a 4-0 lead, but did not score for the rest of the half. Then, in the second half, he scored the first two Sun Devils buckets again and began to start feeling it. Jordan Bachynski finished the game 14 points and 8 rebounds before leaving in the final minute of overtime with some cramping issues."

Little Bachynski's final line was nearly as memorable, but not in the way he would have hoped. The 7'0" sophomore finished with as many personal fouls (4) as he had points, rebounds and assists combined.

Luckily for Pac-12 fans, this won't be the last time these siblings will meet. Dallin will get another shot to show up on Feb. 13 when the Devils head up to Utah to close out their season series with the Utes.

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