PORTLAND, Ore. -- Ryan Nicholas and Kevin Bailey each scored career highs to lead Portland to a 100-83 victory over UC Davis Friday night.
Nicholas scored 27 on 8 of 12 shooting while Bailey put up 29 on 10 of 17. Both players finished 8 of 9 from the line.Portland outscored UC Davis 26-13 in the final seven minutes of the first half to jump out to a 52-39 lead. The Aggies cut the lead to 62-53 with 15:30 to play, but the Pilots responded with an 18-4 run, pushing the lead to 80-57 with 10 minutes remaining and cruising to the win.Portland was able to use the free throw line to their advantage, hitting 30 of 37 attempts. It was the Pilots first 100-point game since 2009.Josh Ritchart led UC Davis with 18 points while Corey Hawkins added 16 points along with eight rebounds.