Portland St. 71, Weber St. 69

Charles Odum scored 16 points to lead Portland State to a 71-69

victory over Weber State on Thursday night.

Melvin Jones added 15 points for the Vikings (10-8, 3-3 Big

Sky), and Phillip Thomas had 13.

Scott Bamforth led the Wildcats (9-8, 3-3) with a game-high 20

points. Lindsey Hughey and Trevor Morris each had 15 points, and

Kyle Bullinger chipped in with 13.

Portland State battled back from a 37-33 halftime deficit and

used a 12-0 run midway through the second half to take a 58-50 lead

after Jones hit a 3-pointer with 8:02 left.

The Wildcats tied it at 60 on a 3-pointer by Bullinger and had a

chance to win, but Hughey was called for traveling with 5.4 seconds

to play and Weber State down 70-69. Jones’ free throw iced it for

the Vikings.

Weber State shot 50 percent to Portland State’s 44 percent.