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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Men's College Basketball
Univ. of the Virgin Islands vs. Morehouse 7:00 (EST)
Citadel vs. Campbell 7:00 (EST)
Montreat vs. Furman 7:00 (EST)
McNeese State vs. North Carolina Central 7:00 (EST)
Toccoa Falls vs. Presbyterian 7:00 (EST)
Mid-Atlantic Christian vs. Norfolk State 7:00 (EST)
Southern Wesleyan vs. VMI 7:00 (EST)
Bethune-Cookman vs. South Florida 7:00 (EST)
Florida College vs. Lipscomb 7:30 (EST)
Chowan vs. Fayetteville State 7:30 (EST)
Lincoln (PA) vs. Johnson C. Smith 7:30 (EST)
Florida A&M vs. Southern University 7:30 (EST)
Virginia State vs. St. Augustine 7:30 (EST)
Elizabeth City State vs. Shaw 7:30 (EST)
Valparaiso vs. Northwestern 8:00 (EST)
Southern-New Orleans vs. Southeastern Louisiana 8:00 (EST)
Prairie View A&M vs. Tulsa 8:00 (EST)
South Dakota vs. Northern Arizona 8:30 (EST)
Texas Southern vs. Baylor 8:30 (EST) Preview

No. 21 Baylor weary of winless Texas Southern


Wednesday, December 13 at 9:19 PM (EST)

WACO, Texas -- The No. 21 Baylor Bears might be facing the most dangerous game against a winless team that the program has ever seen when they tip off against Texas Southern on Thursday night.

Baylor (7-2) finished up semester exams earlier this week and it hasn't faced an NCAA opponent in 10 days. The Bears defeated Randall of the National Christian College Athletic Association, 105-82, over the weekend.

Texas Southern (0-9), meanwhile, is returning to its home state after a trip to Oregon earlier this week. The Tigers battled Oregon for 40 minutes and were within three points when guard Demontrae Jefferson made a layup with 1:15 left in the second half.

The Ducks held Texas Southern scoreless for the final minute and prevailed, 74-68, but the Tigers' close call got the attention of the Baylor players.

"They're actually a pretty good team," Baylor guard King McClure said. "People take them for granted. They look at their record and it's 0-8 or 0-9 and then you look at who they've played and, dang, they've played some really good teams. They always come out and give us a great game."

Texas Southern has won the SWAC Tournament three of the last four seasons to earn NCAA Tournament berths. Baylor should also take note that the Tigers were 1-8 and coming off a 40-point loss against Gonzaga when they defeated No. 25 Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich., in December of 2015.

So far this season, Texas Southern has played at No. 18 Gonzaga and at No. 3 Kansas. The Tigers haven't played a home game yet and have gone into the arenas of six Power 5 conference programs.

"They've played a who's-who of college basketball," Baylor coach Scott Drew said. "I think they try to play as many Top 25 opponents as possible."

Jefferson enters the game averaging 22 points and leads four Texas Southern players who average double digits. Tigers 7-foot-2 center Trayvon Reed is close to posting a double-double per game with 10.1 points and 9.7 rebounds.

However, the biggest problem Texas Southern presents for Baylor is the fact that the Tigers use a 10-player rotation.

The Bears are struggling with depth so far as they began the season with an eight-man lineup and have since lost forward Terry Maston to a broken hand until January. Baylor got guard Tyson Jolly back from an undisclosed medical issue that sidelined him for the start of the season, but forward Mark Vital is questionable for Thursday's game. The Bears were also missing guard Manu Lecomte, their leading scorer, in the win over Randall because of a thumb injury. Lecomte is expected to be ready to play against Texas Southern.

Baylor begins Big 12 play on Dec. 29 at Texas Tech and will likely be juggling its lineup into the early stages of conference action. But at least the Bears have games against the Tigers, Savannah State and Southern -- the three teams are combined 5-25 -- to find their rhythm.

"We're looking forward to when we're all healthy and we have everybody back," Drew said. "But excited for this stretch of basketball now and excited to improve in the next couple of days."


Bethesda vs. Utah Valley 9:00 (EST)
Santa Clara vs. USC 10:00 (EST)
St. Edwards vs. Rice 12:30 (EST)
Washington Adventist vs. Howard 6:00 (EST)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Men's College Basketball
Mississippi Valley State 49 vs. 73 Duquesne
FIU 85 vs. 87 North Florida
UNCW 58 vs. 71 UNCG
Villanova 87 vs. 67 Temple Recap

Brunson's career night guides No. 1 Villanova by Temple


Wednesday, December 13 at 10:07 PM (EST)

PHILADELPHIA -- Villanova coach Jay Wright said the formula for winning 22 consecutive Big 5 games is easy to explain.

"I know this sounds simple, but we've had a run of very, very good players that have remained in the program," Wright said. "We have had outstanding players over a run. I hope to god they keep coming."

Jalen Brunson scored a career-high 31 points, and No. 1 Villanova swept the Big 5 portion of its schedule for the fifth consecutive season with an 87-67 victory over Temple on Wednesday at the Liacouras Center.

Brunson shot 11 of 16, 6 of 10 from beyond the arc, and added six rebounds and five assists. His father, Rick, sat behind the Villanova bench. Rick Brunson was a standout guard for Temple in the 1990s.

"I try to keep the same mentality, the same approach," Jalen Brunson said. "I try to be aggressive, play my game and be a killer. I just want to play Villanova basketball."

Omari Spellman added a career-high 27 points on 11-of-14 shooting, and Donte DiVincenzo had 12 points for the Wildcats, who won their 22nd in a row in Big 5 games against Temple, La Salle, Saint Joseph's and Penn.

Villanova (11-0) shot a sizzling 60 percent from the field.

With starting guard Phil Booth struggling due to flu-like symptoms despite playing 25 minutes, Brunson came out aggressive and maintained that approach all night.

"It was incredible," Wright said. "He can do that every night. It's not a surprise to us. With Phil Booth being (sick), I knew he was going to be more aggressive."

Quinton Rose led Temple (6-3) with a career-high 27 points while Josh Brown added 12. Shizz Alston Jr. had 10.

Villanova jumped out to a 46-29 advantage at halftime and never looked back.

"We've watched it often," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said of Villanova's quick start. "They're a team that goes on killer runs."

The Wildcats maintained a 15-point lead early in the second half and extended it 56-36 following five points by Spellman on a three-point play and a short jumper.

Temple crept back within 64-50 but Spellman came right back with a clutch jumper from the baseline for a 16-point lead with 8:11 remaining.

Spellman continued his stellar play with a spinning runner off the backboard for a 72-52 lead with 6:20 left.

Villanova hit 11 of its first 18 shots in the second half, and the game was essentially over.

"You can't make a mistake," Dunphy said. "When you do, they take great advantage of it."

After falling behind 25-5, the Owls got the raucous sellout home crowd behind them with a 16-3 run to close within 28-21.

Villanova responded with nine consecutive points, including the fifth 3-pointer by Brunson, to push the advantage to 37-21.

Brunson led all scorers with 22 points at halftime while the Wildcats shot 59 percent.

NOTES: Temple is 2-18 all-time against the top-ranked team with losses in three consecutive seasons to the Wildcats. ... Temple was the last Big 5 team to defeat Villanova, 76-61 on Dec. 5, 2012. ... Villanova G Collin Gillespie remains out with a left wrist injury. He is expected to miss at least two to three weeks. ... Villanova is off until Dec. 22 when it plays Hofstra on Long Island. ... The high-profile game brought the likes of Philadelphia 76ers G Ben Simmons and coach Brett Brown to the crowd.


Milwaukee 63 vs. 82 Belmont
Sam Houston State 69 vs. 82 Ole Miss Recap

Crawford carries Mississippi past Sam Houston State


Wednesday, December 13 at 10:13 PM (EST)

Senior guard Markel Crawford scored 16 points to help Mississippi cruise to an 82-69 nonconference victory over Sam Houston State on Wednesday at Oxford, Miss.

Freshman guard Devontae Shuler added 14 points for the Rebels (5-4), who halted a three-game slide. Junior forward Bruce Stevens scored 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting, and senior guard Deandre Burnett added 12 points and six assists.

Senior forward Christopher Galbreath Jr. had 22 points and nine rebounds for Sam Houston (5-5). Cameron Delaney added 12 on four 3-pointers, and fellow junior guard John Dewey III had 12 points and 10 assists for the Bearkats.

The Rebels shot 63 percent from the field in the second half, 51.7 percent for the game.

Ole Miss led by just six points early in the second half before beginning to pull away. A 3-pointer by Shuler capped a 16-5 run as the Rebels took a 59-42 advantage with 13:37 remaining.

The lead reached 20 when senior forward Justas Furmanavicius buried a 3-pointer with 10:21 left.

Ole Miss, which outrebounded the Bearkats 43-30, was in control the rest of the way.

The Rebels led 39-33 at the break despite missing 13 of their final 15 field-goal attempts.

Ole Miss used runs of 8-0 and 9-0 in the opening nine-plus minutes to grab a 21-6 advantage.

A short time later, Crawford drained back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 30-11 with 8:38 left in the half.

The Bearkats used a 10-0 burst to pull within 35-26 on Galbreath's jumper with 3:15 remaining and eventually cut the Ole Miss lead to six on Dewey's layup with 1:11 to play.


Southern Miss 69 vs. 54 Alabama A&M
Western Kentucky 80 vs. 81 Wisconsin Recap

Wisconsin ekes past WKU with late foul shot


Wednesday, December 13 at 10:49 PM (EST)

Brad Davison sank one of two free throws with two seconds left after a controversial call on an inbounds play to give Wisconsin an 81-80 win over Western Kentucky on Wednesday at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis.

The Hilltoppers' Justin Johnson tied the score at 80 with a jumper and the clock showing two seconds left. After a timeout, the Badgers ran a baseline play, and Western Kentucky's Marek Nelson was called for a blocking foul with the ball never being inbounded.

Davison made the first free throw and intentionally missed the second, and the Badgers (5-7) escaped with a win that snapped a two-game losing streak at the Kohl Center.

Ethan Happ and Brevin Pritzl led the Badgers with 17 points each. Davison added 16 and Aleem Ford 14 for the Wisconsin. The win could go a long way in helping to determine if the Badgers will make it to their 20th consecutive NCAA Tournament.

Nelson was in the game only because the Hilltoppers' leading scorer, Lamonte Bearden, had fouled out.

Bearden finished with 19 points. Thompson added 18 points, six rebounds and four assists as the Hilltoppers (6-4) erased an 11-point, second-half deficit and looked prepared to send the game into overtime.

The Hilltoppers had a chance to tie the score at 78, but a turnover by Bearden gave the ball back to the Badgers with 38 seconds left. A foul by Taveion Hollingsworth sent Davison to the free-throw line, where he made just one of two attempts to put Wisconsin up 79-76.

Davison fouled Hollingsworth, who made both of his free throws, cutting the Hilltoppers' deficit to 79-78.

The Badgers got the ball inbounds, and Bearden committed his fifth foul sending Pritzl to the foul line. Pritzl made 1 of 2, setting the stage for Thompson to tie the game.

Wisconsin trailed at halftime after watching a nine-point lead evaporate. However, behind a balanced offensive attack, the Badgers went on 9-0 run to take a 61-51 lead.

The Hilltoppers went nearly four minutes without scoring until Bearden's jumper and free throw stopped the bleeding and cut the Western Kentucky deficit to 61-54.

Another run by the Badgers extended the lead back up to a game-high 11 points when Happ sank a free throw to make the score 65-54 with 9:34 left. But as they did all game, the Hilltoppers stormed back and tied the game at 71 on a layup by Jake Ohmer with 4:48 left.


Longwood 45 vs. 92 Illinois Recap

Illinois slams Longwood 92-45


Wednesday, December 13 at 10:27 PM (EST)

After losing four games in 12 days to power-conference teams, Illinois took out its frustrations during a 92-45 non-conference victory over Longwood on Wednesday night at State Farm Center.

Despite playing without leading scorer Leron Black (hyperextended elbow) and double-figure-scoring sixth man Kipper Nichols (foot), Illinois threatened to score 100 points for the second time this season.

Making his first start of the year, junior guard Aaron Jordan paced Illinois (8-4) with a career-high 22 points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes. Freshman guard Trent Frazier added a career-high 20 points off the bench while junior center Michael Finke contributed 19 points in 21 minutes as the Illini trailed off late to finish at 46.6 percent from the field.

Sophomore forward JaShaun Smith led Longwood (3-7) with 10 points, but the Lancers found themselves short-handed as they lost leading scorer Isaiah Walton (18.9 points per game) to injury in the first half and two teammates fouled out midway through the second.

Longwood sneaked out to a 12-10 lead on senior guard B.K. Ashe's 3-pointer at the 12:27 mark, but Illinois responded with consecutive 3-pointers by Finke, Frazier and Jordan to remove any delusions of grandeur for the visitors. That trio finished 10 of 21 from 3-point range while the other Illini shot 1 of 13 on 3s.

Illinois pushed its lead to 50-24 by the break as Finke notched 14 points while Frazier and Jordan scored 10 apiece. Smith opened the second half with a 3-point play for Longwood, but Illinois quickly resumed transforming turnovers into transition baskets. The Lancers committed 24 turnovers that the Illini converted into 34 points.

Illinois coach Brad Underwood started inserting walk-ons into the game with more than 10 minutes to go. Freshman forward Matic Vesel, a late scholarship addition, scored his first collegiate basket during the second half.


New Orleans 66 vs. 79 SMU Recap

Whitt helps SMU fend off New Orleans


Wednesday, December 13 at 10:24 PM (EST)

Sophomore guard Jimmy Whitt contributed 19 points, eight assists, six rebounds and three steals to help Southern Methodist notch its 29th consecutive home win with a 79-66 nonconference victory over New Orleans on Wednesday at Dallas, Texas.

Freshman forward Ethan Chargois had 16 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots for the Mustangs (8-3), who are 7-0 at Moody Coliseum this season. Junior guard Jarrey Foster scored 14 points and senior guard Ben Emegolu II added 13.

Sophomore guard Bryson Robinson scored 16 points and senior forward Travin Thibodeaux added 15 for New Orleans (2-6). Junior guard Ezekiel Charles added 14 points and made four of the Privateers' eight 3-point baskets.

SMU never trailed in the contest but had to fight off a New Orleans rush in the second half.

The Mustangs held a 59-45 lead after Whitt's three-point play with 14:44 to play but New Orleans went on an 11-2 surge and pulled within five on a 3-pointer by Charles with 12:15 remaining.

Whitt converted another three-point play to start an 8-0 burst as SMU quickly pushed the lead back up to 13 and finished off the victory.

SMU shot 59.3 percent from the field in the first half -- including 7 of 14 3-point attempts -- to hold a 44-34 lead at the break.

Junior guard Shake Milton and Foster drained 3-pointers to cap a 14-4 run and give the Mustangs a 26-14 lead with 11:44 remaining in the first half.

New Orleans trimmed its deficit to 39-34 with under two minutes left in the half before Foster culminated a half-ending run with a 3-pointer to get the margin back to 10.


Arkansas State 74 vs. 77 Omaha
Auburn-Montgomery vs. Spring Hill 8:00 (EST)
Jackson State 51 vs. 69 Southern Illinois
Savannah State 66 vs. 113 Texas A&M Recap

No. 9 Texas A&M blasts Savannah State


Wednesday, December 13 at 11:42 PM (EST)

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- After Texas A&M scored its most points in nearly 30 years and drilled the most 3-pointers in school history, it's easy to understand why Tyler Davis enjoyed Wednesday night against Savannah State.

"I thought it was a fun game," he said. "They were shooting a lot of shots and we were shooting a lot of shots. They tried to zone us, but like I said it was fun watching the guys get up and down. We had some highlight plays, some cool dunks. It was a lot of fun watching that."

DJ Hogg scored 18 points, Davis and Tonny Trocha-Morelos notched double-doubles and No. 9 Texas A&M rolled over Savannah State 113-66 at Reed Arena.

The Aggies improved to 9-1 with two games left in the nonconference season before opening SEC play. A&M knocked down a school-record 16 3-pointers, took control with a 17-3 run before halftime and cruised in the second half on its way to the program's most points since the 1988-89 season.

The Aggies had seven players score in double figures, including all five starters, as coach Billy Kennedy emptied the bench liberally. A&M shot 50 percent from the floor and 42.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.

"It is always good from a coach's stand point to play a game like this where everyone gets to play and play well and everyone leaves with a big smile on their face," Kennedy said.

Davis racked up his second double-double with 13 points and 17 rebounds in only 24 minutes. Trocha-Morelos scored 10, set a career high with seven assists and tied a career high with 13 rebounds.

Admon Gilder scored 15 and Duane Wilson added 14 points. Off the bench, JT Starks chipped in 12 points and Chris Collins had 10 points. Starks also had six boards.

The Aggies closed the first half with a 10-0 spurt as part of a 17-3 run to take a 52-33 lead into the break. Gilder had 13 points in the first half.

Savannah State (3-9) has lost three in a row. The Tigers, in the midst of one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the country, have games coming up against No. 21 Baylor, No. 16 Virginia and No. 2 Michigan State before beginning Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play.

"Our objective was to get through this nonconference schedule and compete in our conference," Tigers coach Horace Broadnax said. "A&M has some good talent out there. Hopefully they will compete extremely well in the SEC, they are in the top-10 right now.

"I understand that it's hard for them to get up for a team like us. I think they will fare very well against the Kentuckys and the Floridas of the league. I know they were short one guy but they looked real good."

Texas A&M leading rebounder Robert Williams sat out after suffering a concussion in practice Monday.

Javaris Jenkins paced Savannah State with 18 points, and knocked down four 3-points on 7-of-15 shooting. Dexter McClanahan and Zach Sellers each had 10 points.

NOTES: Texas A&M's previous record of 14 3-pointers was set against Southeastern Louisiana on Nov. 16, 2015. ... The Aggies improved to 2-0 all-time against Savannah State. ... Texas A&M continues its four-game homestand Dec. 19 against Northern Kentucky. ... The Aggies are 5-0 at Reed Arena this season and 60-12 over the last four seasons. ... Savannah State has seven games against ranked opponents on its schedule. The Tigers are 0-4 so far. ... The Aggies last reached 100 points in 2015. ... The Tigers have given up at least 100 points seven times this season.


Little Rock 46 vs. 86 Bradley
Grand Canyon 80 vs. 85 Boise State
Houston 77 vs. 80 LSU Recap

Epps powers LSU to victory over Houston


Wednesday, December 13 at 11:30 PM (EST)

Senior forward Aaron Epps established career highs of 26 points and 16 rebounds, leading LSU to an 80-77 nonconference victory over Houston on Wednesday at Baton Rouge, La.

Freshman guard Tremont Waters contributed 17 points and six assists, and he rejected a game-tying 3-point attempt by Houston junior guard Corey Davis Jr. in the final seconds. Sophomore guard Skylar Mays added 18 points and a career-best nine rebounds for the Tigers (6-2).

Junior guard Corey Davis and senior guard Rob Gray scored 20 points apiece for the Cougars, who had a seven-game winning streak halted. Senior forward Devin Davis had 14 points and seven rebounds.

Houston (8-2) had two chances to force overtime, but the 5-foot-11 Waters thwarted the first by rushing over and stuffing the shot as soon as the ball left the hands of Corey Davis with five seconds remaining. Devin Davis scrambled into the backcourt to retrieve the ball, and his straight-away 3-pointer bounced off the rim as time expired.

The Tigers trailed by four points four-plus minutes into the second half before rolling off 10 straight points with Mays converting a layup for a 55-49 advantage with 12:29 remaining.

Houston battled back to take a 62-61 lead on a basket by Devin Davis with 6:58 to play before Waters and junior guard Daryl Edwards hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give LSU a 67-62 lead. The Cougars pulled within one on two free throws by sophomore center Chris Harris Jr. with 4:51 left before the Tigers rattled off five straight for a 76-70 edge with 2:58 to play.

A three-point play by Epps gave LSU an 80-74 lead with 57.1 seconds left before Gray drained a 3-pointer eight seconds later prior to the game-ending sequence.

The Cougars made eight first-half 3-pointers and led 38-37 at the break.

LSU ripped off 11 straight points to take an early 16-5 lead and again led by 11 a short time later when Epps drained a 3-pointer with 15:03 left in the half. Sophomore guard Armoni Brooks shot Houston back in the game by making three consecutive 3-pointers, and the Cougars eventually took a 27-26 edge.


Kennesaw State 53 vs. 82 Texas Tech Recap

No. 24 Texas Tech rolls past Kennesaw State


Thursday, December 14 at 12:19 AM (EST)

Texas Tech flexed its defensive muscles to capture its first win as a ranked team this season.

The No. 24 Red Raiders held Kennesaw State to 33-percent shooting from the field as Texas Tech raced to an 82-53 victory on Wednesday night at the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas.

The Red Raiders debuted in the Top 25 two weeks ago at No. 22 before falling to Seton Hall, 89-79, at Madison Square Garden in New York. But upon re-entering the rankings this week, Texas Tech (8-1) opened a 30-point lead in the first half and stiff-armed the Owls the rest of the way.

Guard Keenan Evans scored 16 to lead four Red Raiders in double digits. Forwards Tommy Hamilton and Zhaire Smith each finished with 11 and forward Justin Gray added 10.

Evans scored a career-high 32 against Nevada last week, consistently going into the lane for baskets. But versus the Owls he hit 4 of 7 3-pointers, diversifying his offense.

"I thought Keenan let the game come to him, took good 3-point shots, that's why he shot a great percentage," Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said. "I recognized Justin Gray, I thought had a great game tonight, just dialed in and made some big plays for us."

Guard James Scott led Kennesaw State (1-8) with 19 points. Guard Tyler Hooker was the only other Owl in double digits with 14.

Texas Tech dominated the first half by clamping down on the defensive end. The Red Raiders kept up the pressure man-to-man defense and held the Owls to 21 percent shooting from the field, including only 1 of 8 from 3-point range.

"I'm disappointed by our execution," Kennesaw State coach Al Skinner said. "We did not respond well to the physical part of the game, obviously in the first half. The second half was much different. We got a little more comfortable as far as what needed to be done. But, to start the game, we did not respond well to what they were willing to do."

Kennesaw State gave up 10 turnovers in the first half, and Texas Tech turned them into 17 points on the other end.

Forward Zach Smith put an exclamation point on one of the Red Raiders' transition baskets.

Evans got a steal and went the other way, dishing to Smith, who had a wide-open lane in front of him. The 6-foot-8 Smith threw down a windmill dunk that gave the Red Raiders a 22-8 lead with 11:45 left until halftime.

Beard liked what he saw from his team for most of the first half and some of the time after the break, but is looking for more consistency as the Red Raiders approach Big 12 play later this month.

"I thought we came out ready to play and got off to a great start," Beard said. "In a 20-minute first half we probably played about 17 minutes in a way where we can compete in the Big 12."

Scott scored 11 to pace Kennesaw State in the first 20 minutes. He hit a 3-pointer from the left side with four seconds left before the break, only the Owls fourth field goal of the game to that point. Scott's trey cut the Red Raiders' lead to 42-19 at the break.

NOTES: Kennesaw State coach Al Skinner led Boston College to a victory over then-Bob Knight-coached Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament first round in 2007. The seventh-seeded Eagles won 84-75 over the 10th-seeded Red Raiders in Winston-Salem, N.C. ... Texas Tech started a run of three straight games against opponents who have Owls as their mascots. Following the Kennesaw State game, the Red Raiders are slated to play the Rice Owls on Saturday and the Florida Atlantic Owls on Tuesday.


Denver 63 vs. 83 Northern Colorado
UAPB 52 vs. 78 Fresno State
St. Martin's 72 vs. 88 Seattle
Portland State 84 vs. 95 Oregon Recap

Brown's late surge powers Oregon past Portland State


Thursday, December 14 at 12:37 AM (EST)

If Oregon was going to avoid the upset against upstart Portland State on Wednesday night, somebody was going to have to take over late for the Ducks.

Elijah Brown was that guy.

Brown scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half as Oregon hung on to defeat a hot-shooting Vikings team, 96-84.

The teams lit it up from beyond the arc, combining for 24 three-pointers. Oregon shot 11 of 27 from deep while Portland State finished 13 of 34 from beyond the arc.

Kenny Wooten added 18 points while Paul White chipped in 15.

Troy Brown Jr. and Payton Pritchard played all-around good games for the Ducks (8-3). Brown Jr. finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists while Pritchard added 18 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Bryce Canda single-handedly kept Portland State (8-3) in the game. He went 5 for 6 from beyond the arc and scored 23 of his game-high 31 points in the second half.

Deontae North was the catalyst for the Vikings in the first half, scoring 18 of his 23 points, including a 4-of-7 showing from deep.

Portland State cut the deficit to two, 72-70, with 6:37 to play but Elijah scored seven of Oregon's next 10 points to give the Ducks an 82-73 lead.

Two dunks by Wooten and layups by Pritchard eventually finished the game for the Ducks.

The Ducks had 27 assists on 32 made baskets and outrebounded Portland State 43-35.

The game got off to a thrilling start as each team hit back-to-back three-pointers on their opening possessions. The Ducks actually began the game 5 of 5 and 4 of 4 from beyond the arc for the early 14-10 lead.

But thanks to the play of North (18 first half points), the Vikings continued to fight and took their largest lead of the game 35-32, with 6:57 to play.

Oregon responded with an 18-2 run over the next six minutes to lead 50-39 at the break.

The Ducks went 8 of 18 from beyond the arc and 18 of 33 overall in the half, finishing with 16 assists.


Boston University 82 vs. 87 Massachusetts-Lowell