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MVP Pearson sets career high; Texas St. wallops Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Nijal Pearson scored a career-high 33 points and Texas State used a second-half offensive eruption to blast Portland 91-68 on Saturday night in the Portland Classic Championship game.

Texas State (5-1) led 36-34 at halftime, and after intermission, proceeded to shoot 20 of 32 (62.5 percent) including 9 of 13 (69) from 3-point range. Portland's shooting went in the opposite direction as the Pilots (5-3) shot 25 percent (7 of 28) from the field.

Pearson finished 12 of 18 shooting and 6 of 9 from 3-point range, was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player this weekend and surpassed 1,100 career points. Pearson also finished with three steals to give him 103 to move into 10th-place all time in school history.

Tre'Larenz Nottingham scored 11 and Chandler Davis scored 10 for the Bobcats.

JoJo Walker led the Pilots with 17 points and Marcus Shaver Jr. scored 13.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Mason Harrell 18.0
  Brian Smith missed layup, blocked by Alonzo Sule 20.0
  Out of bounds turnover on Alonzo Sule 26.0
+ 1 Malcolm Porter made 2nd of 2 free throws 48.0
+ 1 Malcolm Porter made 1st of 2 free throws 48.0
  Personal foul on Akiem Daschner 48.0
+ 3 Mason Harrell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Akiem Daschner 1:14
  Offensive rebound by Akiem Daschner 1:17
  Akiem Daschner missed layup 1:19
  Defensive rebound by Isaiah Gurley 1:31
  Brian Smith missed layup 1:33
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 Texas St. 5-1 365591
home team logo Portland 5-3 343468
Team Stats
away team logo Texas St. 5-1 72.6 PPG 41.7 RPG 14.5 APG
home team logo Portland 5-3 64.9 PPG 35 RPG 11.5 APG
Key Players
22
N. Pearson 16.4 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.4 APG 42.1 FG%
10
M. Shaver Jr. 14.8 PPG 3.3 RPG 2.2 APG 40.4 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 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
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