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18 Sep 2014
19 Sep 2014
COLLEGE HOOPS: Pilots men down Bradley
The Portland Pilots' big second half carried them to 7-4 and a 74-53 win over Bradley in a South Point Holiday Hoops Classic game Friday night in Las Vegas, Nev.
Portland shot 64 percent from the field after halftime, outscoring the Braves (5-6) 46-30.
Ryan Nicholas had a game-high 18 points for UP, and teammates Alec Wintering and Thomas van der Mars added 15 points apiece.
A 15-0 first-half run helped the Pilots lead 28-23 at the break.
Portland's final game in the tourney is an 8 p.m. PT Saturday match-up against Princeton. The Tigers moved to 9-1 with their 83-58 victory Friday night over the University of the Pacific.
At Eugene, the Oregon Ducks bettered their nation-leading scoring average (104.2) in a 124-87 victory over Cal Poly on Friday night at Matthew Knight Arena.
Oregon (802) has won six in a row, the longest streak under coach Paul Westhead.
Lexi Petersen scored a career-high 25 points, Chrishae Rowe scored 27 and Jillian Alleyne had 19 points and 16 rebounds for her 20th career double-double.
Cal Poly fell to 6-6.
Oregon plays Dec. 29 at home against Cal State Northridge, 4 p.m. It will be the Ducks' final non-conference game this season.
Oregon State improved to 1-1 in the Duel in the Desert, downing host UNLV 68-60 Friday night.
The Beavers (7-3) got a game-high 17 points from freshman guard Sydney Wiese, who scored 14 in the second half, as OSU used two 10-0 runs to pull away.
Oregon State led 61-48 with 2:38 left -- it's largest lead -- and the Lady Rebels fell to 3-8.
OSU, which lost to Creighton on Thursday, wraps up play in the tourney with a 5 p.m. PT Saturday game against Clemson.