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.