Portland defeats Loyola Marymount 73-65

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)—Kramer Knutson scored a career high 19 points to lead Portland to a 73-65 victory over upset-minded Loyola Marymount on Saturday.

Loyola entered the game with a 0-14 road record but used a suffocating defense to keep the Pilots, (18-9, 9-3 West Coast Conference), off balance most of the night.

That helped Loyola overcome 33 percent halftime shooting, which made for their 9-32 halftime deficit.

But the Lions heated up in the second half to take a 48-47 lead on Brad Sweezy

Jarred Dubois led Loyola (2-26, 1-11 WCC) with 19 points. Vernon Teel added 18.

Portland finished with five players in double figures, including a 15-point effort by Nik Raivio, who had 10 rebounds.

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