TUESDAY COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP/With xx 3-pointers and some fourth-quarter flurries, Oregon advances by beating Rider/PSU gets Saturday CIT game


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.

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