Scores

Final

Loyola Mary 65

(8-10, 0-2 WCC)

Portland 81

(6-12, 2-0 WCC)

    11:00 PM ET, January 8, 2007

    Chiles Center, Portland, Oregon

    1 2 T
    LMU 18 4765
    PORT 41 4081

    Top Performers

    Loyola Marymount: M. Knight 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Portland: D. Cooper 28 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Portland 81, Loyola Marymount 65

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Darren Cooper scored a career-high 28 points as Portland defeated Loyola Marymount 81-65 Monday night.

    Taishi Ito added 16 points for the Pilots (6-12, 2-0 West Coast Conference), who led the entire way while shooting a season-high 63 percent. The victory marked the first time in six seasons that Portland has started its conference season with two victories.

    Matthew Knight (8-10, 0-2) led the Lions with 24 points.

    Ito, Cooper and Ethan Niedermeyer hit consecutive 3-pointers to give the Pilots a 20-11 lead. After a Loyola Marymount basket, the Pilots reeled off 10 straight points to take a 30-13 lead. The Pilots led 41-18 at the half.

    The Lions had an 11-2 run to start the second half, but Portland quickly thwarted the comeback with a 14-4 spurt.

    Loyola Marymount shot 38 percent for the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LMU
    PORT
    Points 65 81
    FG Made-Attempted 23-60 (.383) 26-41 (.634)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 6-11 (.545)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-21 (.762) 23-35 (.657)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 24

    2006-07 Season

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    » Jan 8, 2007 @PORT 81, LMU 65Recap
    Feb 3, 2007 @LMU 74, PORT 59Recap
    Mar 2, 2007 @PORT 55, LMU 41Recap