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McSwiggan scores 17; Portland cruises past USC Upstate 73-56

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Josh McSwiggan opened the game with a 3-point basket from the right wing, made three more in 21 minutes and scored 17 points as Portland cruised past USC Upstate 73-56 Wednesday night in the opening game of the Portland Classic.

McSwiggan scored 14 of his points in the first half as 12 Pilots (4-2) saw game time. Marcus Shaver, Jr. added 13 points, JoJo Walker 11 and Theo Akwuba grabbed 11 rebounds.

Deion Holmes, after missing the first three games, led USC Upstate (1-3) with 20 points on 8-for-17 shooting with three 3-pointers. The rest of the Spartans were 10 of 48

The Spartans were shooting in the low 20 percents for much of the game, finishing 18 of 65 (28 percent).

Portland doubled the score on USC Upstate at the half, leading 38-19 and added an 8-0 run over two minutes early in the second half.

USC Upstate put together an 11-0 run late in the game, cutting the deficit from 30 points to 69-50 on a Josh Aldrich trey.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Deion Holmes missed layup 29.0
  Josh Phillips missed layup 46.0
  Brian Smith missed free throw 46.0
  Personal foul on Nevin Zink 46.0
+ 1 Nevin Zink made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:09
  Nevin Zink missed 1st of 2 free throws 1:09
  Shooting foul on Miles Turner 1:09
+ 2 Josh Phillips made dunk, assist by Brian Smith 1:24
  Personal foul on Thomas Booker 1:29
+ 2 Deion Holmes made layup 1:51
+ 1 Deion Holmes made free throw 2:08
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo SC Upstate 1-3 193756
home team logo Portland 4-2 383573
Team Stats
away team logo SC Upstate 1-3 68.3 PPG 36.7 RPG 14.0 APG
home team logo Portland 4-2 66.3 PPG 35.7 RPG 12.1 APG
Key Players
0
M. Moore 16.7 PPG 7.1 RPG 2.4 APG 45.9 FG%
10
M. Shaver Jr. 15.2 PPG 3.3 RPG 2.4 APG 40.9 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
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Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB