PORTLAND, Ore. -- T.J. Campbell scored 24 points as Portland beat Saint Mary's 80-75 in overtime Saturday to pull within a half-game of the Gaels for second place in the West Coast Conference.
Mickey McConnell scored 25 points to lead Saint Mary's (21-5, 8-3 West Coast), which suffered its second straight loss after winning six in a row and 11 of its last 12.
Portland (16-8, 7-3) led most of the second half before the Gaels turned a 13-point deficit into a 72-70 lead when Omar Samhan hit a turnaround jumper with 39 seconds remaining in regulation.
But Campbell hit a driving layup with 25 seconds left to send the game into overtime, and the Pilots outscored St. Mary's 8-3 in the extra period.
Samhan fouled out with 1:31 left in OT and Saint Mary's ahead 75-74. Without Samhan, the Gaels had a difficult time stopping Portland's big front line.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.