Portland State holds off Willamette 97-90

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)—Melvin Jones scored 27 points and Portland State held off Willamette 97-90 on Tuesday night in a game that was delayed more than five hours by heavy snow.

Dominic Waters added 18 points and Julius Thomas had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Vikings (6-7), who broke open a close game with an 18-5 run. Portland State led 40-26 after Jamie Jones scored on a hook shot with 6:33 left in the first half.

The lead swelled to 17 in the second half before the Bearcats (3-6) closed the gap.

Cameron Mitchell scored 28 points and Taylor Mounts had 13 for Willamette, a Division III school located in Salem, about 30 miles south of Portland.

Because of the snowstorm, Portland State officials pushed back the tip-off until after the Portland State-Oregon State women’s game, which started 90 minutes late.

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 Top Performers
 Willamette
Cameron Mitchell Cameron Mitchell
13-20,  28 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Portland St.
Melvin Jones Melvin Jones
9-13,  27 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists

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