Pepperdine vs Portland Final: 72-68 - Recap
|Pepperdine vs Portland Final: 72-68 - Recap|
Pepperdine earned a 72-68 victory over Portland on Saturday, getting 22 points from Lorne Jackson at Chiles Center.
Pepperdine was a 3-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.
Pepperdine got 12 points from Nikolas Skouen and another 12 points from Jordan Baker. Lorne Jackson contributed 6 assists, while Moriba De Freitas cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Portland got 17 points from Derrick Rodgers in a losing cause and another 12 points from Thomas van der Mars. Derrick Rodgers contributed 7 assists for them, while Ryan Nicholas had 13 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Portland were victorious, as the score was 29-26 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Portland as they grabbed 52 boards, while Pepperdine only had 37.