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Pepperdine Falls 74-62 to Portland - Recap

Portland grabbed a 74-62 win over Pepperdine on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Ryan Nicholas at Earle A. Chiles Center.

Bettors who backed Portland were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 4.5 at sportsbooks.

Portland got 15 points from Thomas van der Mars and another 10 points from Tanner Riley. Alec Wintering contributed 5 assists, while Bryce Pressley cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Pepperdine got 15 points from Malcolm Brooks in a losing cause and another 12 points from Stacy Davis. Amadi Udenyi contributed 4 assists for them, while Brendan Lane had 10 rebounds.

Portland led at halftime, 40-33.

Pepperdine won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 35-33.