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Florida Atlantic vs Portland

Portland 70, FAU 65

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SEATTLE (AP) - Derrick Rodgers' basket gave Portland the lead with 28 seconds left, helping the Pilots to a 70-65 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday to open the World Vision Classic.

Owls guard Greg Gantt led all scorers with 23 points. The Pilots were led by Nemanja Mitrovic's 18 points.

After Rodgers put Portland up 66-65, Mitrovic made two free throws. Gantt then missed a 3-pointer before Ryan Nicholas made two free throws to push the Pilots in front 70-65.

Gantt scored 18 points in the first half. He made four 3-pointers.

A short jump shot by Kore White gave the Owls a 20-8 lead with 10:49 left in the first half. That was the biggest lead by either team.

But Portland used an 11-3 run to close the first half and tie it at 35.

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Florida Atlantic Owls
K. White, F214-92-242410
J. McCoy, F151-30-06132
G. Gantt, G329-190-060223
R. Taylor, G302-141-23416
A. Tucker, G240-30-01520
K. Penn272-31-16055
P. Bertone234-83-550311
D. Mavin192-51-54105
S. Richardson71-30-00003
O. Grier20-00-00000
Totals 25-678-1537132065
 37.3%53.3% 
Portland Pilots
R. Nicholas, F234-95-5112413
R. Barker, C211-32-23134
N. Mitrovic, G326-164-481118
T. Douglas, G242-61-22217
K. Thieleke, G30-10-00000
D. Carr212-30-02105
T. van der Mars190-32-43032
D. Rodgers184-63-322011
D. Cason151-54-44016
K. Bailey121-22-20024
T. Riley120-00-11020
Totals 21-5423-274091770
 38.9%85.2% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Old Dominion0-010-111
La. Tech0-08-4212
UTEP0-08-471
FAU0-06-4160
Middle Tenn.0-07-5195
Charlotte0-06-555
North Texas0-06-5259
FIU0-06-6158
So. Miss0-05-5309
Western Ky.0-05-5108
UT-San Antonio0-04-5263
Marshall0-04-8308
UAB0-04-8315
Rice0-03-7351

West Coast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Gonzaga0-011-17
BYU0-010-338
Portland0-09-3133
Pepperdine0-07-3208
St. Marys0-07-392
Pacific0-08-4170
San Diego0-07-5156
San Fran.0-06-6237
Santa Clara0-05-6226
Loyola-Mary.0-04-8261
 
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