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Portland State Upsets #7 Gonzaga

December 24th, 2008
SPOKANE, Wash. - Jeremiah Dominguez hit seven three-pointers and scored a game-high 25 points as Portland State upset No. 7 Gonzaga, 77-70, on Tuesday night for its first-ever win over a ranked opponent.

The Vikings entered the contest 0-11 against Top 25 teams since reinstating their basketball program for the 1996-97 season, and hadn't won in Spokane since 1974.

Sophomore Phil Nelson hit the deciding shot for the Vikings with 1:09 left in the game.

Daily Conference Poll: Who Will Win the Big Sky?

October 13th, 2008
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State of '08: Oregon

October 6th, 2008

Duke or Carolina? BC or UMASS? Gonzaga or Washington.. or Washington State? What is the best program in each state? While there's not much competition in Hawaii.. there are great debates to be had in loaded regions like California, North Carolina, and Texas. The State of '08 is a ranking of every program in every state..

2008 NCAA Tournament Capsule: Portland State

March 14th, 2008
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Big Sky (23-9, 14-2)


Big Wins: 11/16 vs IUPUI (75-73), 11/17 vs Akron (66-63), 2/7 at Northern Arizona (71-68)

Team of the Day: Portland State

March 12th, 2008
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Portland State
23-9 (14-2 Big Sky)

Computer numbers (courtesy of kenpom.com, through Tuesday): RPI 96, SOS 245

Portland State Puts Scare Into #8 Washington State

December 9th, 2007

Pullman, WA - Junior center Aron Baynes led the eighth-ranked Washington State Cougars to a 72-60 win over Portland State on Sunday night at Friel Court. Baynes hit 9-9 shots from the field and 5-6 at the line for a game-high 23 points.

That was part of a brilliant overall shooting performance by the Cougars that the Vikings could not match. Washington State hit 26 of 40 shots for a .650 mark on the game. WSU went into the game as one of the top three defensive teams in the nation, allowing just 51.5 points per game. PSU hit 22-54 shots (.407), but put up 60 points in the game.

Portland State Adds Solid Hawaii Transfer

April 19th, 2007

Portland State men's basketball has added another transfer to its roster with the signing of former University of Hawai'i team member Dominic Waters.

Waters will transfer to Portland State for the 2007-08 year and redshirt as per NCAA rules. He will be eligible to play during the 2008-09 season and have junior eligibility.

"I may sound like a broken record, but once again I am excited about another local kid who has decided to come back to Portland and play for Portland State," said Viking Head Coach Ken Bone in reference to Waters and another transfer, Phil Nelson.

Phil Nelson Transfers to Portland State

April 15th, 2007
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Former University of Washington basketball player Phil Nelson will transfer to Portland State University and play basketball for the Vikings. Nelson, who was a freshman for the Huskies during the 2006-07 season, will transfer to PSU this fall. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he will redshirt in 2007-08.

"We're very excited about Phil's addition to our program," said Viking Coach Ken Bone. "One, because he is local kid who wants to be a part of the Portland State basketball program. And two, because he is a really outstanding athlete who can shoot it."