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Northern Colorado vs Portland State

Portland St. 75, N. Colorado 74


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Charles Odum scored 22 points, including the go-ahead free throws with three seconds remaining, to lead Portland State to a 75-74 win over Northern Colorado on Tuesday night.

Michael Harthun had 14 points for the Vikings (16-14, 10-6 Big Sky), and Chehales Tapscott added 12 points and eight rebounds. Portland State is the No. 3 seed in the Big Sky tournament that begins on Saturday and will host sixth-seeded Montana State in the first round.

Tate Unruh led Northern Colorado (9-19, 5-11) with 20 points and was among five Bears scoring in double figures.

After a back-and-forth second half that featured 10 lead changes, Mike Proctor's dunk put the Bears ahead 72-70 with 2:31 to play. Odum hit 1 of 2 free throws for PSU, and Tevin Svihovec made a layup with 37 seconds remaining to give UNC a 74-71 lead.

A Tapscott follow-up closed the gap to 74-73 with 14 seconds to go. Svihovec missed the front end of a one-and-one, and Odum raced down the floor and was fouled in the lane, setting up his winning free throws.

Portland State had a 30-6 free-throw advantage for the game.

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Northern Colorado Bears
M. Proctor, F306-120-080112
T. Huskisson, F252-50-21516
C. Osborne, C265-100-080410
T. Svihovec, G365-130-244210
T. Unruh, G318-130-010320
P. Garnica202-50-01405
E. Addo195-71-251411
X. James60-00-00000
B. Keane40-00-00020
B. Douvier30-00-01000
Totals 33-651-634141774
Portland State Vikings
C. Tapscott, F364-114-683412
N. Lozeau, C212-30-07024
C. Odum, G354-1111-1664122
L. McMullan, G333-90-03327
M. Harthun, G325-60-042114
R. Parker244-82-510310
G. Winston140-10-02400
M. Whitmore51-23-30016
Totals 23-5120-3035161475
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
N.J. Tech0-013-16

Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Weber St.14-619-12
North Dakota12-817-17
N. Arizona12-815-17
N. Colo.11-918-14
Portland St.11-917-15
E. Wash.10-1015-16
Sac. State10-1014-16
Montana St.9-1114-17
Idaho St.8-1211-18
So. Utah1-192-27
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