PORTLAND, Ore. -- For the second time in less than a week, Loyola of Chicago blew a big second half lead on the road.
This time, the Ramblers coughed up a 17-point advantage and fell 67-63 to the Portland State Vikings on Friday in the Portland State Basketball Tournament at the Stott Center.
Gary Winston's layup with 1:43 left snapped a 59-59 tie as the Vikings (2-1) won the first meeting of the two schools. Tim Douglas added a pair of free throws after a steal with 1:26 remaining for a four-point lead.
Milton Doyle's jumper with 40 seconds on the clock drew Loyola (2-3) within a point, but Winston hit a free throw with 26 seconds left to make it 64-62. Loyola's Devon Turk missed a 3-pointer with 15 seconds remaining that would have given his team the lead. Douglas put the game away with two more foul shots with six seconds left.
Jeff White's 17 points led the Ramblers, who also got 11 from Christian Thomas and 10 points from Doyle. Loyola let second half leads slip away in all three of its losses, including a 16-point advantage on Saturday at Tulane.
Aaron Moore paced Portland State with a 20-point, 11-rebound double-double before fouling out with eight seconds left. Winston contributed 16, while Douglas tallied 11 points and Marcus Hall netted 10.