White Leads Portland State Past Willamette 84-63Bryce White had 19 points and five assists as Portland State knocked off Division III Willamette 84-63 on Tuesday night. Willamette stayed close early, trailing only 17-13 midway in the first half, but then the Vikings found the range, going on a 23-4 run for a 40-17 lead with 3:38 remaining before the break. They led 48-27 at the half. Brendon McCullough (15 points) hit a 3-point jumper, closing to 54-37 with 16:03 remaining. That was as close as the Bearcats got as Portland State led 72-46 with 9:32 remaining. Tim Douglas, who hit all 3 of his 3-point attempts, had 15 points and Braxton Tucker added 12 and grabbed 10 rebounds for Portland State (2-0). The Vikings were 31 of 57 from the field while limiting Willamette to 22 of 56 attempts. Alex Brown led the Bearcats with 20 points, nailing 3 of 4 from beyond the arc. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – November 19, 2014
Oregon State Beats Corban 86-62, Goes To 2-0Gary Payton II had 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocks as Oregon State beat Corban 86-62 Tuesday night. Langston Morris-Walker added 16 points and had five rebounds for the Beavers (2-0), who had five players score in double figures. Jordan Carter led Corban (3-1) with 18 points and five rebounds. The game was an exhibition for Corban, an NAIA school, but counted toward Oregon State's record. The Beavers used a considerable size advantage to outrebound the Warriors 37-24. Oregon State also shot 57 percent from the floor, compared to 39.5 percent for Corban. Payton is the son of former Oregon State All-American Gary Payton, who was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. The junior-college transfer helped give the Beavers an early lead. Payton had scored half of Oregon State's points when he tipped in a rebound at the 12:44 mark, putting the Beavers ahead 20-11. CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – November 19, 2014
Blazers G Mccollum Out With Fractured FingerPortland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum fractured his right index finger during Monday night's victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Blazers did not say when McCollum was expected to return, but he will be reevaluated in four weeks. McCollum broke his finger when he grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled by Eric Gordon in the fourth quarter. The second-year guard was averaging 5 points, 1.1 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 13.1 minutes so far this season for Portland. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – November 19, 2014
No. 13 Gonzaga Beats No. 22 SMU 72-56
Kevin Pangos made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points as No. 13 Gonzaga shut down No. 22 SMU 72-56 on Monday night. Domantas Sabonis added 13 points for Gonzaga (2-0) whose defense especially stymied the Mustangs in the second half. Ben Moore scored 11 points and Nic Moore 10 for SMU (1-1), which is in its third season under Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown.