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Oregon sports history

1976: Freeman Williams leads Viks, Geoff Petrie paces Blazers


Jan. 5, 1976

• Portland State guard Freeman Williams scores 27 points, including two free throws in the final minute, to help the Vikings prevail 69-67 at Montana.

PSU improves to 8-4 overall, and coach Ken Edwards' teams go to 10-2 over the past two seasons against Big Sky Conference schools, with both losses in overtime.

• The Trail Blazers are 13-23, last in the five-team NBA Pacific Division. Geoff Petrie leads the team in scoring with 20.1 points per game. Lloyd Neal is at 17.4 points and 9.6 rebounds per game, Sidney Wicks has 17.1 points and 9.6 rebounds, and Bill Walton has 15.0 points and a team-high 13.2 rebounds but has played in only 22 games.