Recap: Portland State vs. SIU Edwardsville
Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Tim Douglas scored a game-high 18 points as the Portland State Vikings overcame a double-digit halftime deficit to take down the SIU Edwardsville Cougars, 77-74, as part of the Portland State Tournament at the Stott Center.
Douglas shot 6-of-12 from the field, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range for Portland State (3-1). DaShaun Wiggins had a big game off the bench with 17 points and six rebounds, while Aaron Moore added 12 points for the host squad.
For SIUE (1-4), Tim Johnson poured in 17 points, Donivine Stewart tallied 16 points and five assists, and Keaton Jackson chipped in 11 points.
SIUE dominated the first half, as it outshot Portland State from the field, 65.4 percent to 42.9 percent, and carried a 43-33 lead into intermission.
The Vikings gradually chipped away at their deficit in the second half before they took control with an 11-4 run to take a 66-63 lead with just over five minutes remaining. The Cougars got within one point of the lead with 16 seconds left following a pair of Jackson free throws, but Andre Winston responded on the other end with a 2-of-2 trip to the line to bring PSU's advantage back to three. On the final possession, Stewart's 3-point attempt did not fall for SIUE and the Vikings held on.
Portland State committed just eight turnovers on the night, while SIUE coughed the ball up 13 times.Game Notes