PORTLAND, Ore. -- Paul Guede connected on a deep 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining to give Portland State an 83-81 win over Pepperdine in the season opener Friday night.
PSU closed an 11-point deficit to within one point at 60-59 with 11:25 left to play.
The Waves grabbed the lead back at 81-80 with 15 seconds to play on a 3-pointer by Jonathan Dupre'. The Vikings scrambled on their final possession, but got the ball in the right corner to Guede, who hit the game winner. Pepperdine could not covert a final-second shot.
Portland State shot 42 percent from the field while Pepperdine connected on 52 percent of its shots from the floor.
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