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% 
Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
E. Wash.14-426-974
Montana14-420-13145
Sac. State13-521-12142
N. Arizona13-523-15166
N. Colo.10-815-15246
Portland St.9-915-14225
Idaho8-1013-17266
Weber St.8-1013-17261
So. Utah7-1110-19307
North Dakota4-148-22310
Idaho St.4-147-23343
Montana St.4-147-23324

West Coast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Gonzaga17-135-38
BYU13-525-1036
St. Marys13-521-1068
Pepperdine10-818-14134
San Diego8-1015-16157
Portland7-1117-16149
San Fran.7-1114-18182
Santa Clara7-1114-18203
Pacific4-1412-19241
Loyola-Mary.4-148-23267
 
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BC 74
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PSU 55
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