Idaho State vs Portland

Portland 51, Idaho St. 48

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Ryan Nicholas had 22 points and eight rebounds as Portland defeated Idaho State 51-48 Thursday night.

Kevin Bailey added 12 points for the Pilots (1-1), who shot 45.5 percent from the floor.

Chris Hansen led Idaho State (0-2) with 15 points and Neveij Walters had 10.

After a back-and-forth first half, Idaho State went scoreless for the first 6 1/2 minutes after the break. Tanner Riley hit a 3-pointer and Nicholas also made a basket to put Portland ahead 35-29 with 14:19 remaining. The Bengals twice got within one point, the latest coming after a Melvin Morgan jumper with 6 minutes left to make it 45-44.

But Nicholas and Korey Thieleke answered with baskets for the Pilots to put the game away.

Idaho State shot just 33 percent in the second half after hitting 48 percent of its shots before the break. The Bengals were 2 for 6 from the free-throw line.

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Idaho State Bengals
C. Hansen, F336-130-033315
A. Preh, C160-11-21111
M. Morgan, G364-120-08429
T. Sanchez, G312-40-03216
A. Hatchett, G300-51-22111
N. Walters245-70-231210
T. Martin201-20-00033
N. Mason101-30-01213
Totals 19-472-622141448
 40.4%33.3% 
Portland Pilots
R. Nicholas, F3510-172-383122
T. Riley, F262-80-04006
T. van der Mars, C140-10-04150
K. Bailey, G264-63-330012
D. Carr, G210-20-01400
R. Barker260-10-05120
D. Rodgers191-12-41114
K. Thieleke152-41-12035
O. Reinfelds131-20-02202
J. Ehlers30-00-00000
J. Bailey20-20-00000
Totals 20-448-1131121251
 45.5%72.7% 
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Weber St.11-316-9192
E. Wash.10-418-9129
Montana9-614-14224
Montana St.9-614-14253
Idaho8-613-12226
Sac. State7-710-15290
Portland St.5-912-13267
N. Colo.5-109-17299
N. Arizona4-107-20342
Idaho St.3-116-21335
So. Utah3-115-22344

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St. Marys14-224-315
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Santa Clara9-715-14148
LMU6-1013-14156
San Diego5-1112-16199
Pepperdine5-119-19227
Pacific4-1210-19222
Portland2-1410-19229
 
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