Recap - Portland Defeats Pacific 72-64

Portland earned a 72-64 victory over Pacific on Thursday, getting 18 points from Thomas van der Mars at Earle A. Chiles Center.

Portland won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as favorites.

Ryan Nicholas had 17 points for Portland and Kevin Bailey chipped in with 15 points. Alec Wintering had 5 assists for them, while Thomas van der Mars was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.

Pacific got 19 points from Sama Taku in a losing cause and another 15 points from Trevin Harris. T.J. Wallace contributed 5 assists for them, while Trevin Harris had 9 rebounds.

Portland led at halftime, 35-28.

Portland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 52-37.