Portland 69, Pepperdine 45

BY foxsports • March 8, 2009

Nik Raivio had a game-high 16 points Saturday night to lead Portland to a 69-45 victory against Pepperdine in the quarterfinals of the West Coast Conference tournament. Portland (19-11) opened the game on a 16-2 run, including a pair of 3-pointers from Raivio and Jared Stohl, to earn a spot in Sunday's semifinals against Saint Marys. Portland led 36-16 at halftime and limited Pepperdine to eight points in the opening 10 minutes of the second half to build a 30 point advantage. Stohl added 13 points for Portland and B.J. Porter contributed 11 points. Pepperdine (9-23), which won its first-round tournament game Friday 93-85 against San Francisco, made 6-of-28 shots in the first half and shot 26 percent for the game.

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