University Of Portland Mens Basketball

University Of Portland Mens Basketball

No. 3 Gonzaga beats Portland by 19

No. 3 Gonzaga beats Portland by 19

For the first time in the program’s history, the Portland Pilots have lost to Gonzaga. The Bulldogs defeated Portland 87-58 on Wednesday night in Spokane, Wash., to clinch WCC supremacy with a 10-0 record.

Gonzaga is now ranked No. 3 in the nation and won its 21st game of the season to tie its best start since going 22-3 in 2006-07 under Mark Few before advancing to that year’s Sweet 16. The Bulldogs (29-5) also extended their home winning streak at McCarthey Athletic Center to 15 games and improved their overall record against Portland (15-2) since 1995 when both programs were members of Division II basketball leagues.

The Pilots suffered their worst defeat since losing by 21 points at Washington State on Feb. 6, 2015

UP’s Tahirou Diabate named WCC Co-Newcomer of the Year

Tahirou Diabate was named WCC co-Newcomer of the Year on Monday. The sophomore also earned a spot on the All-Freshman team.

Diabate, who led UP in scoring and rebounding, finished seventh in league play in both categories (16.5 points per game and 8.9 rebounds). He erupted for 47 points against BYU at the Marriott Center last December, tying for third most by a Cougar opponent all time.

The Antioquian native played just two seasons overseas before coming to Portland, where he averaged 12 points per game as a freshman last year after transferring from Le Mans Sarthe Basket of France’s Pro B League (the fourth division).

Gonzaga puts hurt on Pilots in 87-58 win

The Zags used a stifling defensive effort to completely dominate the Pilots in their 87-58 win.

  • Gonzaga’s defense was the difference. Wiltjer had 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting and four rebounds in just 17 minutes off the bench. The rest of the starters combined for 45 points on 16 of 35 from the floor (6/13 from three), with Sabonis scoring 15 points and adding six rebounds. Przemek Karnowski also contributed 15 points, nine boards and two steals as GU held Portland to just 37 percent shooting from the field and 23 percent from distance.* Gonzaga’s offense was on point, too: The Zags shot 50 percent overall behind 13 makes at 50 percent or better.* Gonzaga dominated inside thanks to its size advantage over UOP; Sabonis finished 11 rebounds while Karnowski pulled down nine boards.* The Bulldogs were terrific at getting out in transition while limiting turnovers (11).* No matter which way you look at it, this was one ugly performance by UOP that shouldn’t be repeated…

Pilots pull away from Pacific in 2nd half to win 78-66

  • Pilots win 78-66
  • Pilots improve to 19-6, 12-2 WCC
  • Pacific falls to 10-11, 7-5 WCC

University Of Portland Mens Basketball

University Of Portland Mens Basketball

The University of Portland, located in the city of Portland, Oregon, is a private university owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs to men and women. The institution consists of eight different colleges (Schools): School for Architecture and Allied Arts; School for Communication; College of Education; Graduate School; Honors College; Lorry I. Lokey School of Business Administration; College of Engineering & Computer Science (formerly Concurrent Colleges); Law School

The Pilots are a solid team that can beat anyone on their home court. But when they go up against the likes of Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s, it’s going to be tough for them to win.

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