Scores

Final

Portland 66

(6-23, 3-13 WCC)

BYU 76

(24-7, 12-4 WCC)

    6:00 PM ET, February 25, 2012

    Marriott Center, Provo, Utah

    1 2 T
    PORT 29 3766
    BYU 42 3476

    Top Performers

    Portland: R. Nicholas 19 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Ast

    BYU: B. Davies 25 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    BYU 76, Portland 66

    Associated Press

    PROVO, Utah -- Brandon Davies scored 25 points and Brock Zylstra had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead BYU to a 76-66 victory against Portland on Saturday.

    Charles Abouo added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars (24-7, 12-4 West Coast), who played without leading scorer Noah Hartsock (knee). BYU clinched the No. 3 seed in next week's WCC tournament and receives a bye to the quarterfinals.

    Ryan Nicholas had 19 points and 14 rebounds and Tanner Riley 16 points for the Pilots (6-23, 3-13), who will be the eighth seed. Portland plays No. 9 seed Santa Clara in Wednesday's opening-round contest.

    The Cougars scored the game's first eight points and never trailed. The Pilots got within 67-61 with 3:53 remaining but went scoreless for almost two minutes as Abouo hit two free throws and had a three-point play to spark a 9-0 run.

    BYU had a decided edge in free throws, making 21 of 31 (67.7 percent). Portland had just nine attempts from the line, making five.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PORT
    BYU
    Points 66 76
    FG Made-Attempted 27-62 (.435) 25-52 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-23 (.304) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-9 (.556) 21-31 (.677)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 17

    2011-12 Season

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