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SATURDAY COLLEGE MEN/Portland State improves to 8-2 with win at Santa Clara; Pilots notch homecourt victory; Beavers cruise in Corvallis

Portland State 87, SANTA CLARA 84

PORTLAND 64, San Jose State 55

OREGON STATE 85, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 58

• PSU won its fourth game in a row, rallying from 17 points down at Santa Clara.

The Vikings shot 36.4 percent from the field in the first half and 83.3 percent (20 of 24) afer that, making 16 in a row.

Deontae North was 7 for 7 after the break, and Holland Woods was 6 for 6. North tied his career high with 30 points for the game, and Woods had 26 points and seven assists in his first career start.

Michael Mayhew's 3-pointer in the final minute gave the Vis their first lead of the second half.

Brandon Hollins added a game-high seven rebounds to go with 12 points. He hit two free throws with two seconds left for the game's final two points.

PSU improved to 8-2 overall and 4-0 on the road.

The Broncos, who led 39-28 at the half, fell to 3-6 for the season.

• Portland climbed to 4-6 with the win at Chiles Center.

Sophomore Josh McSwiggan's 14 points led four Pilots in double figures before 2,098 fans. Freshman JoJo Walker had 13 points and five assists for UP, freshmn Marcus Shaver Jr. had 11 points and soph Franklin Porter scored 10.

Portland is 4-6, the Spartans 2-7.

• OSU's win streak is at four after its big second half and victory at Gill Coliseum.

The Beavers won the final 20 minutes 48-24, and improved to 6-3.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff slipped to 0-10.

Five Beavs scored in double figures. Tres Tinkle and Drew Eubanks each had 19 points. Ethan Thompson scored 14, Alfred Hollins 13 and Stephen Thompson Jr. 12. Stephen Thompson had eight assists and Ethan, his brother, had six, both career highs.

The Golden Lions were within 38-27 before Oregon State went on a 19-0 run.

OSU finished with a 25-5 edge in points off turnovers.

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