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Washington 83, Portland State 70

November 30, 1996

SEATTLE (AP) _ Seven-footer Todd MacCulloch had a career-high 30 points, including 12 points during a late 15-7 run that put the game away, as Washington beat Portland State 83-70 Saturday.

MacCulloch went 11-of-13 from the field and 8-of-10 from the free-throw line while playing only 23 minutes.

Mark Sanford added 18 points and Jamie Booker 14 for for the Huskies (2-0).

Matt Ambrose and Jamaal Sanford had 13 points while Brian Towne scored 11 for the Vikings (0-3).

Portland State crept to within 60-53 on a layup by Mike Vanderhoff with nine minutes left before MacCulloch went to work.

The sophomore center had a put-back, a layup, a tip-in, two short turnaround jumpers and two free throws during a 3:30 span that ended with Washington ahead 75-60.

Portland State shot just 33.9 percent from the field, though Towne and Vanderhoof each hit three 3-pointers as the Vikings made 10 3-pointers to three for Washington.

The Vikings missed their first six shots of the game and had eight turnovers before finally scoring on two free throws by Ambrose nearly four minutes into the game.

Sanford scored five points and Patrick Femerling four as Washington jumped out to an 11-2 lead with 12:24 left in the half.

Sanford scored six points as Washington outscored Portland State 12-7 during the last five minutes of the first half to take a 36-24 halftime lead.

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