Scores

Final

Portland 66

(15-11, 4-7 WCC)

Pepperdine 72

(14-12, 4-7 WCC)

    10:00 PM ET, February 12, 2005

    Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, California

    1 2 T
    PORT 33 3366
    PEPP 35 3772

    Top Performers

    Portland: D. Cooper 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Pepperdine: R. Hicks 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 8 Blk

    Pepperdine 72, Portland 66

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- Yakhouba Diawara scored 23 points, including 17 in the second half, as Pepperdine overcame a late deficit to beat Portland, 72-66 Saturday night.

    Portland (15-11, 4-7 West Coast Conference) opened the second half with a 9-0 run to take a 42-35 lead with 17:19 left, but made just one basket over the final 4:55 of the game.

    Pepperdine closed with a 19-4 run over the last 6:57 for the victory.

    Darren Cooper finished with a career-high 21 points for Portland, going 6-for-9 from the field with all of his attempts coming from 3-point range.

    Pepperdine's seven-foot freshman center Russell Hicks finished with a career-high 14 points and eight blocks.

    Pepperdine (14-12, 4-7) took its first lead since a two-point halftime edge on Glen McGowan's 3-pointer with 4:22 left, giving the Waves a 65-64 lead.

    McGowan was just 3-for-12 before making the 3-pointer, though he later added a pair of free throws and finished with 14 points.

    Portland missed its last eight shots of the game, including four 3-point attempts on the game's final possession.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PORT
    PEPP
    Points 66 72
    FG Made-Attempted 22-58 (.379) 26-60 (.433)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-26 (.385) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-14 (.857) 15-22 (.682)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 7

    2004-05 Season

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