Dominguez helps Portland State beat NAU in Big Sky showdown

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP)—Jeremiah Dominguez scored 14 points and Portland State hung on to beat Northern Arizona 71-68 Thursday night and stay atop the Big Sky Conference standings.

Scott Morrison finished with 12 points for the Vikings (14-8, 7-2 Big Sky), who won their fifth consecutive game and completed a season sweep of the Lumberjacks (14-9, 6-4).

Kyle Landry had 22 points and seven rebounds for Northern Arizona, which lost its third straight, while Matt Johnson added 15 points and Josh Wilson 10.

The Lumberjacks rallied from a nine-point deficit to take a 59-58 lead on Landry’s three-point play with 5:47 remaining.

Portland State went ahead to stay at 63-62 on Deonte Huff’s shot from the paint with 3:36 to play.

Huff hit one free throw with 21.8 seconds left to make it 71-68 but missed both his foul shots with 4 seconds remaining.

Northern Arizona called a time out with 2.5 seconds left to set up a final play, but Wilson’s desperation 3-point hook shot from beyond midcourt was wide of the basket at the buzzer.

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 Top Performers
 Portland St.
Jeremiah Dominguez Jeremiah Dominguez
6-11,  14 Pts
0 Rebs, 6 Assists
 Northern Arizona
Kyle Landry Kyle Landry
8-10,  22 Pts
7 Rebs, 0 Assists

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