Portland surges past Pepperdine Waves 74-45
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)—T.J. Campbell hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points to lead Portland to a 74-45 victory over Pepperdine on Thursday.
The victory assured Portland (17-9, 8-3 West Coast Conference) of its first winning record in the conference since 1995.
Pepperdine (8-19, 5-6) led only once, at 2-0. After that, the Pilots quickly bolted to a 21-6 lead and held a 39-18 edge at the break.
The Pilots increased their advantage to 50-20 early in the second half after back-to-back 3-pointers by Campbell and a five-point string by Nik Raivio.
Dane Suttle Jr. led Pepperdine with 13 points. The Waves hit 23 percent of their shots and were just 2-of-20 from 3-point range.