Portland vs Pepperdine Wrap - Pepperdine Wins 76-65
Pepperdine got 16 points from Lamond Murray Jr. en route to a 76-65 victory over Portland on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse.
Bettors who backed Pepperdine were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 2.5 at sportsbooks.
Pepperdine got 14 points from Stacy Davis and another 13 points from Malcolm Brooks. Amadi Udenyi contributed 5 assists, while Stacy Davis cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Portland got 27 points from Kevin Bailey in a losing cause and another 14 points from Ryan Nicholas. Alec Wintering contributed 6 assists for them, while Ryan Nicholas had 7 rebounds.
Pepperdine trailed at halftime, 34-30.
Pepperdine won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-27.