Portland slips past San Jose State for 64-55 win
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Josh McSwiggan scored 14 points, including the go-ahead bucket in the second half, to help Portland get past San Jose State for a 64-55 win Saturday night.
JoJo Walker added 13 points, Marcus Shaver Jr. had 11 and Franklin Porter 10 for Portland (4-6), which snapped a two-game skid with the win. McSwiggan was 6 for 10 from the field with two 3-pointers.
Tied at 39-all in the second half, both teams went scoreless for nearly three minutes before McSwiggan hit a jumper with 11:57 left to end the drought and spark at 10-3 burst that put the Pilots in control the rest of the way. Philipp Hartwich had two dunks during the run.
San Jose State, which outrebounded Portland 30-26, got a pair of free throws from Ryan Welage to cut the gap to 49-44 but it was as close as the Spartans (2-7) got the rest of the way.
Welage finished with 21 points, including 10 free throws, to lead San Jose State.