PORTLAND, Oregon (November 20, 2021) –Tyler Robertson finished with 22 points, five rebounds and eight assists to lead Portland to Morgan State 74-63 on Saturday night at the Chiles Center. The Pilots extended their winning streak to four games, while the Bears lost for the third time in a row.
Moses Wood added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Pilots (4-1) and Chris Austin added 10 points and eight rebounds.
Keith McGee and Lagio Grantsaan scored 14 apiece to lead the Bears (2-3). Sherwyn Devonish added in eight points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Portland was strong defensively all night, limiting Morgan State to 36 percent on field shots. The Pilots maintained a double-digit lead for most of the second half as Robertson opened the period with three consecutive runs.
McGee’s two free throws made it 50-42 mid-halfway through the half, but Robertson responded with a pair on the board and then found Jack Perry for a three-point shot on the next possession to provide a pillow. The lead would drop to 15 points at the end of regulation time and the match was never in doubt on the home stretch.
Portland shot 48% for the game and made 17 of 20 free throws. The Pilots also won 41-31 on glass.
Robertson led the way early with 10 points in the first half. Portland led by 11 points late in the period, boosted by three straight baskets from Matheus Silveira, and took a 33-25 lead in the locker room at halftime.
The Bears will look to wrap up their West Coast swing when they face the San Francisco Dons (5-0) Monday night inside the War Memorial at Sobrato Center. The tip is set for 9 p.m. ET.
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