Portland defeats Idaho 88-74
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)
The game was part of a round-robin Coaches versus Cancer Tournament with Columbia and North Texas.
Van Der Mars notched his third career double-double and first of the season as he led the balanced Pilots (2-2) who had five players reach double figures. Alec Wintering added 14 points - most from the foul line on 10-11 free-throw shooting - Ryan Nicholas added 12 points, Riley Barker and Bryce Pressley 10 each.
Barker was a defensive force in a 3:30 span of the first half, blocking four shots, grabbing three defensive rebounds and making a steal.
Idaho was whistled for 25 fouls and Portland converted 31 of 38 free throws.
Stephen Madison scored a game-high 19 for Idaho (2-2).