Portland State rolls past Montana State 75-53
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Chehales Tapscott scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Portland State to a 75-53 win over Montana State in the first round of the Big Sky Conference tournament on Saturday night.
Portland State never trailed and led 24-15 after a Gary Winston free throw with 5:23 left before halftime. A Parker put-back at the buzzer put PSU up 31-23 at the break.
The Vikings took control in the second half with a 12-0 run that put them ahead 57-37 after Tapscott hit a 3-pointer with 8:12 to play, and Montana State never threatened again.
Updated March 4, 2012