Ducks pull out NIT victory
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OREGON 99, Rider 86
• The Ducks won in the first round of the NIT, but they had to come from behind in the fourth quarter before a crowd of 2,327 at Matthew Knight Arena.
Oregon (23-12) will meet Marquette (19-13) or Harvard (18-13) in the second round. Marquette will play host to Harvard at 4 p.m. PT Wednesday.
Rider, a sixth seed, finished its season with a 22-10 record, falling to 1-10 all-time in postseason play.
The Ducks, a third seed in the 32-team tournament, trailed 65-61 after three periods.
Oregon wound up at 14 of 26 from beyond the arc, while Rider was 6 of 22.
The Ducks were 58.9 percent overall from the field; Rider shot 46.1 percent.
Payton Pritchard of Oregon finished 23 points, a game-leading eight assists and six rebounds, going 7 of 11 from both the field and the foul line.
Victor Bailey Jr. scored 23 points, 15 in the second half, and for the game he made 7 of 8 shots from 3-point range.
Elijah Brown had 18 points, and Kenny Wooten got 12 points, a game-high 10 rebounds and three blocks.
• Portland State (20-13) will play at the San Diego Toreros (19-13) in a 7 p.m. Saturday, second-round College Invitational Tournament game.
San Diego advanced with an 88-72 victory Monday against Hartford.
The winner Saturday will go to next week's quarterfinals (March 22-25) against an opponent and at a site and time to be determined.
• Former PSU and Washington State head coach Ken Bone will be an assistant under Lorenzo Romar at Pepperdine, starting next season.