Pilots prevail in OT; Vikings fall at home to Idaho
COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
PORTLAND 85, Pepperdine 76
• The host Pilots bounced back in OT, after giving up a lead down the stretch of regulation, and improved to 9-15 overall and 3-8 in the West Coast Conference.
UP's top scorers were 6-9 freshman forward Tahirou Diabate with 19 points (with seven rebounds, 8 of 11 from the field, including his first 3 of the season), and Josh McSwiggan and D'Marques Tyson with 16 apiece.
The Waves fell to 4-19, 1-10 WCC.
Portland was up by six points with 40 seconds left in the second half and by 71-68 when called for a five-second inbound violation with 22 seconds remaining.
Pepperdine forced OT with a long 3 by Colbey Ross and a miss on a dirve at the other end by Franklin Porter, who wound up with 12 points.
Marcus Shaver Jr. of Portland hit a 3 to open the scoring in the extra period, and the Pilots led all the way to the finish.
Portland will play host to Loyola Marymount at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Idaho 97, PORTLAND STATE 88
At Lewis & Clark, the Vandals avenged a last-second, one-point loss, as PSU led for only 22 seconds.
Idaho led 48-37 at the half and by as many as 18 points in the second half. Portland State got to within nine points on multiple occasions in the second half, and to within eight in the closing seconds, but the Vandals used their 61.4-percent shooting from the field for the game to maintain control.
Vandals 6-5 senior guard Victor Sanders, from Jefferson High, had 22 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
Brayon Blake, a 6-7 senior forward, scored a career-high 28 points.
PSU, which made 42.9 percent of its field-goal attempts, played its second game in a row with leading scorer Deontae North on suspension.
The Viks had four players in double-figure scoring: Michael Mayhew had 20 points, Bryce Canda 17, Brandon Hollins 15 and Deante Strickland 12.
The Vikings will be back on their temporary floor at L&C for a 1 p.m. Saturday game against Eastern Washington.
Oregon 66, CALIFORNIA 53
• Oregon started fast and shot 55.3 percent from the field while holding the Bears to 33.3 percent for the victory at Berkeley, California.
The Ducks led 9-0 through six-plus minutes.
Three UO players scored in double figures: Troy Brown had 16 points, Elijah Brown had 15 and MiKyle McIntosh had 13 points and a game-best 11 rebounds.
Oregon lifted its record to 15-7, 5-4 Pac-12, with its third triumph in a row.
Cal slipped to 7-16, 1-9.
STANFORD 80, Oregon State 71
• The Cardinal led 43-28 at the half and cruised at home.
OSU fell to 11-10 overall and 3-6 in the Pac-12 with its third consecutive defeat.
Drew Eubanks (19 points) and Tres Tinkle (18) led the Beavers.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
IDAHO 61, Portland State 60
• The Vikings lost the second quarter 29-13 to trail by 16 at the half and came up short at Moscow, Idaho.
A last-second shot by PSU's Kiana Brown came up short after a second-half rally by the Viks (11-9, 5-4 Big Sky).
Idaho, which withstood an 11-0 fourth-quarter run by Portland State, climbed to 11-10, 7-3.
Sydney Rielly of PSU had a team-high 21 points, 19 after intermission, including 12 in a row for the Vikings.
PEPPERDINE 83, Portland 79
• Former Jesuit High guard Kate Anderson had 24 points and nine rebounds for the Pilots in their WCC defeat at Malibu, California.
Darian Slaga added 19 points and Rachelle Owens 12 points and eight assists for UP (5-16, 1-9 conference).
The Waves, who got 31 points and 10 rebounds from Yasmine Robinson-Bacote, are 7-13, 3-7.
Concordia 72, SIMON FRASER 55
• Danielle Hartzog (21 points), Bailey Cartwright (19) and Kessha Sarman (14) paced the Cavaliers to the road win, which snapped a five-game skid.
CU is 12-9 for the season and 6-7 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.
The Clan dropped to 9-12, 4-9 GNAC.
Former Jesuit High golfer Scott Harrington is tied for third after one round of the 72-hole Panama Classic in Panama City, Panama.
Harrington shot a 4-under-par 66, with six birdies and two bogeys.
The co-leaders, Michael Johnson and Nelson Ledesma, each shot 64.
Terry Stotts of the Trail Blazers is the NBA Western Conference coach of the momth for January.
Portland was 11-5 that month, going 7-0 at home.
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, a former Portland resident and University of Portland player, is the Eastern Conference coach of the month. The Heat went 10-5, including 5-1 at home.