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
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.