Jarrell Brown scores 23 to lead Army over Portland 70-66

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WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP)—Jarell Brown scored 23 points, Doug Williams added 10 and Army beat Portland 70-66 Saturday.

Army (7-6) shot 50 percent from the floor, finishing 24-for-48, and was 42.9 percent on 3-pointers.

Sherrard Watson led Portland (5-10) with 17 points, while Taishi Ito added 13 and Robin Smeulders scored 10 points and had a game-high nine rebounds.

Portland shot 42.3 percent, finishing 22-of-52 from the floor, and was 38.9 percent from beyond the arc.

Brown, who came in averaging 20.7 points, had just five at the half before erupting for 18 second-half points.

Trailing by five at the half, Portland took control early in the second half and had a 36-33 lead with 13:24 remaining.

Army regained the lead minutes later, but Watson then drilled a jumper to give the lead back to Portland at 40-39 with 10 minutes left.

The Black Knights then embarked on 21-10 run to gain control of the game.

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S. Watson S. Watson
6-9,  17 Pts
2 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Army
J. Brown J. Brown
7-12,  23 Pts
1 Rebs, 2 Assists

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