Portland St. 66, Louisiana Tech 48

Charles Odum scored a career-high 27 points to lead Portland

State over Louisiana Tech 66-48 on Saturday in the round-robin Jim

Thorpe Classic.

Chehales Tapscott added 11 points along with career highs of 14

rebounds and four steals for Portland State (3-2).

Louisiana Tech (2-2) was paced by Michale Kyser with 10


Odum made three driving layups and two free throws to key a 20-3

spurt that turned a 19-9 Portland State deficit into a 29-22


Louisiana Tech was still within seven, 44-37, at the 9:11 mark

after a putback by Kyser, but Tapscott sparked a 14-0 surge with

five points and the Vikings were not threatened the rest of the


The two teams combined to shoot 4 of 41 from beyond the 3-point

line, including 0 for 22 in the first half.