After missing his first two shots, van der Mars hit four in a row as Portland (5-3) jumped to a 16-5 lead and never trailed. Van der Mars made a layup to start the second half, and did not take a shot from the field the rest of the way. He went 5 of 8 from the line in the second half to cap his scoring.
Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes.
Point guard Jaylen Fisher, who reopened his recruitment after coaching changes at UNLV, has committed to TCU over a long list of schools.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.