Portland 70, FAU 65
Derrick Rodgers’ basket gave Portland the lead with 28 seconds
left, helping the Pilots to a 70-65 victory over Florida Atlantic
on Saturday to open the World Vision Classic.
Owls guard Greg Gantt led all scorers with 23 points. The Pilots
were led by Nemanja Mitrovic’s 18 points.
After Rodgers put Portland up 66-65, Mitrovic made two free
throws. Gantt then missed a 3-pointer before Ryan Nicholas made two
free throws to push the Pilots in front 70-65.
Gantt scored 18 points in the first half. He made four
A short jump shot by Kore White gave the Owls a 20-8 lead with
10:49 left in the first half. That was the biggest lead by either
But Portland used an 11-3 run to close the first half and tie it