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UW begins desert trip with Sun Devils

Here's our preview story of tonight's game at Arizona State.

And a scout box:

WASHINGTON (17-7 OVERALL, 9-4 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE) AT ARIZONA STATE (9-15; 1-11)5:30 p.m. Thursday, Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, Ariz.TV: None. (Webcast at 950-AM.Series: ASU leads, 36-35. However, the Huskies have won 15 of the last 18, including the Jan. 22 meeting in Seattle, 88-75.Statistical leaders: For ASU – Trent Lockett, 13.9 ppg; Kyle Cain, 5.6 rpg; Jamelle McMillan, 3.9 apg. For UW – Isaiah Thomas, 17 ppg and 5.7 apg; Matthew Bryan-Amaning, 7.8 rpg.Scouting report: Arizona State has lost eight straight Pac-10 games, its longest such streak since 2006-07. Washington has won back-to-back games. However, the Huskies’ have a three-game losing streak on the road. … UW leads the Pac-10 in scoring (85.9 ppg), while ASU is last (63.7). Washington also leads in scoring margin, rebounding margin, assists, assist/turnover ratio, offensive rebounds and 3-point field goals made. ASU also is last in scoring margin, free throw percentage and rebounding margin. The Sun Devils don’t lead the league in any team category. However, senior guard Jamelle McMillan of Seattle leads the Pac-10 in assist/turnover ratio. Venoy Overton and Thomas are second and third. … McMillan is averaging 14 points over his last four games and has hit 11 of 16 3-point tries (.688). Lockett has scored in double digits in six straight games, averaging 15.3 points over that span. … Thomas is three steals away from cracking the school’s top 10 career list. Next: 3 p.m. Saturday, at No. 12 Arizona, McKale Center, Tucson, Ariz.