WEDNESDAY COLLEGE ROUNDUP/Cal State Fullerton tops Pilots men; Lewis & Clark goes overtime to snap losing streak


Portland State 94, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 85

Cal State Fullerton 76, PORTLAND 66

LEWIS & CLARK 88, Evergreen State 80 (OT)

• The PSU Vikings notched their third win in a row under new coach Barret Peery, leading all the way against LMU at Los Angeles.

The Viks improved to 7-2 (the best nonleague record of any Big Sky team), while the Lions slipped to 4-4 overall and 3-1 at home.

Bryce Canda and Holland Woods each scored 20 points to lead the Vikings, and Canda had 13 rebounds to tie for game-high honors.

Deontae North added 13 points, and Michael Mayhew had 12.

PSU's biggest lead was 13 points late in the first half. The Viks were on top 43-37 at the break, having forced 15 turnovers and committed eight, and made 5 of 16 from 3-point range to the Lions' 2 for 8.

The Viks wound up with a 32-33 edge in points off turnovers, making 20 steals to offset a 42-36 deficit in points in the paint.

Portland State, off to its best start since getting to 7-2 in 2008, was launching a stretch of seven of eight games on the road.

PSU's next game is 7 p.m. Saturday at Santa Clara (3-5). The Broncos are coached by Herb Sendek; Peery was their associate head coach last season under Sendek. Perry also was an assistant under Sendek at Arizona State in 2014-15.

• Coach Terry Porter's Pilots dropped to 3-6 with their 10-point nonleague loss at Chiles Center.

The Titans have won four in a row.

Portland led 33-32 at the half.

For UP, Philipp Hartwich and Josh McSwiggan each scored 15 points. Hartwich also had a team-best seven rebounds.

The Pilots led 13-0, but Cal State Fullerton took the lead for good early in the second half.

The Titans were 46.3 percent from the field. The Pilots made 43;4 percent.

• Andrew Vickers scored 24 points, Kyle Owens 23, Nico Bricker 14 and Zeke Crawford 14 for Lewis & Clark. Vickers added six rebounds and four assists.

Crawford drew a foul and made two free throws with 1:22 remaining to tie the score at 71-71. Evergreen State missed on two possessions, and L&C missed one shot, and the teams went to overtime.

The teams were even at 75-75 when L&C took possession on a jump ball after some good defense, Crawford made two more foul shots and then Vickers drove for a score.

After an Evergreen State basket, Vickers spun to rim for another hoop. The Pioneers got a stop, and Vickers sank two free throw for an 83-77 lead with 48 seconds left. Owens hit two foul shots, Mak Hutson made three to close out the Pios' scoring.

L&C (2-5) snapped a four-game losing streak

The Geoducks, who fell to 0-8, were coming off a five-point Cascade Collegiate Conference loss at Multnomah.

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