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Monday, March 1, 2010
Portland's Raivio out for WCC tournament

By Diamond Leung

Portland guard Nik Raivio has been out for more than a month with an Achilles strain, and the team's leading scorer will also miss the West Coast Conference tournament, coach Eric Reveno said today.

"It's just taking it's time," Reveno said of the injury. "He's working really hard. My heart goes out to him."

Reveno said he was holding out hope for the senior to come back for possible postseason tournament action. The No. 3-seeded Pilots (19-9) have a bye by into the quarterfinals of the WCC tournament and will play Saturday. They'll have to take the title in order to get an NCAA tournament berth.