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Portland vs Brigham Young

BYU 76, Portland 66


PROVO, Utah (AP) - Brandon Davies scored 25 points and Brock Zylstra had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead BYU to a 76-66 victory against Portland on Saturday.

Charles Abouo added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars (24-7, 12-4 West Coast), who played without leading scorer Noah Hartsock (knee). BYU clinched the No. 3 seed in next week's WCC tournament and receives a bye to the quarterfinals.

Ryan Nicholas had 19 points and 14 rebounds and Tanner Riley 16 points for the Pilots (6-23, 3-13), who will be the eighth seed. Portland plays No. 9 seed Santa Clara in Wednesday's opening-round contest.

The Cougars scored the game's first eight points and never trailed. The Pilots got within 67-61 with 3:53 remaining but went scoreless for almost two minutes as Abouo hit two free throws and had a three-point play to spark a 9-0 run.

BYU had a decided edge in free throws, making 21 of 31 (67.7 percent). Portland had just nine attempts from the line, making five.

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Portland Pilots
R. Nicholas, F358-142-3142419
T. van der Mars, C193-60-14036
D. Carr, G250-80-01220
T. Riley, G256-120-021516
K. Bailey, G171-40-03042
T. Douglas243-62-204410
N. Mitrovic211-50-04212
D. Cason173-40-11156
J. Bailey91-20-05302
D. Rodgers81-11-20203
Totals 27-625-938172866
Brigham Young Cougars
B. Davies, F3710-135-722225
N. Austin, F161-20-02032
C. Abouo, G325-115-881116
M. Carlino, G323-82-43818
A. Winder, G260-22-23022
B. Zylstra376-124-691020
C. Cusick170-43-44113
D. Harrison10-00-00000
N. Martineau10-00-00010
J. Sharp10-00-00000
Totals 25-5221-3134131176
West Coast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Marys13-521-1068
San Diego8-1015-16157
San Fran.7-1114-18182
Santa Clara7-1114-18203
Other games
VT 65 Final
VAN 74 Final
Kentucky 83
ND 58 Final
St John's 61
Drake 58 Final
Wich St 81
Oklahoma 60 Final
Baylor 70
NOVA 46 Final
Florida 62 Final
Georgia 76
Missouri 86 Final
Kansas 87
AF 58 Final
NC 54 Final
Virginia 51
Purdue 75 Final
Michigan 61
Temple 72 Final
St Joe's 82
N Mexico 64 Final
TCU 83
Nebraska 34 Final
Mich St 62
MRST 69 Final
Syracuse 71 Final
UConn 69
Colo St 66 Final