Santa Clara Falls 76-64 Against Portland - Game Recap
Thomas van der Mars scored 28 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Portland over Santa Clara, 76-64, on Saturday at Leavey Center.
Portland won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2.5-point spread as underdogs.
Portland got 13 points from Ryan Nicholas and another 10 points from Alec Wintering. Alec Wintering contributed 6 assists, while Thomas van der Mars cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Santa Clara got 20 points from Jared Brownridge in a losing cause and another 11 points from Brandon Clark. Evan Roquemore contributed 6 assists for them, while Jerry Brown had 7 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Santa Clara were victorious, as the score was 34-33 at the break.
Portland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 35-24.