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McMillan gives lift to No. 24 Sun Devils

Jamelle McMillan did his best to put on a show for his dad.

With Portland Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan looking on, the younger McMillan made his first start of the season and scored 14 points for No. 24 Arizona State in a 49-38 victory over Oregon State on Saturday night at Corvallis, Ore.

While it was a dismal night shooting for both teams, the Sun Devils (18-5, 7-4) won their fourth consecutive conference road game, their longest streak since winning five straight in 1980-81.

Rickey Claitt had 13 points and was the only player in double figures for Oregon State (10-12, 4-7), which hit just 32 percent of its shots from the floor. It wasn’t a matter of particularly paralyzing defense on ASU’s part.

The Sun Devils didn’t fare much better, hitting just 38 percent from the floor. Jeff Pendergraph led Arizona State with 15 points, all in the second half, and had six rebounds.

The Sun Devils routed the Beavers 69-38 in Tempe earlier this season.

Arizona 87, Oregon 77: Junior forward Chase Budinger scored 25 points and junior forward Jordan Hill had 24 points as the Wildcats (16-8, 6-5) used a strong second half to beat the Ducks (6-17, 0-11) before 8,012 at McArthur Court in Eugene, Ore.

The win clinched the first road sweep of the season for the Wildcats, who were 0-6 in road games before beating Oregon State on Thursday.

(15) UCLA 89, Notre Dame 63: Alfred Aboya scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the Bruins’ non-conference rout that sent the Fighting Irish to their seventh consecutive loss for the first time since 1992-93.

It was the fourth straight blowout victory for the Bruins (19-4), who’ve won those games by an average of 22.7 points since an 86-75 loss at Washington on Jan. 24.

Darren Collison added 17 points and Nikola Dragovic and freshman Jermine Anderson had 10 points each for UCLA.

Tory Jackson scored 17 and Kyle McAlarney 16 for the Irish (12-10), who dropped to 2-7 against ranked opponents this season.

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