Portland State defeats Sacramento State 85-67
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Chehales Tapscott had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Portland State led by as many as 31 points en route to an 85-67 victory over Sacramento State on Wednesday night.
Charles Odum added 16 points for the Vikings (13-12, 7-6 Big Sky), who have won three straight as they scramble for position in the conference standings behind leaders Weber State and Montana.
Portland State took a 22-9 lead midway through the first half when Odum's dunk capped an 8-0 Vikings run. Odum's layup with just over three minutes left put Portland State ahead 42-22.
A dunk by Nate Lozeau and a pair of free throws from Tapscott to open the second half gave the Vikings their biggest margin of the game at 53-22.
The Vikings hold a 16-1 advantage over Sacramento State in Portland.
Updated February 16, 2012