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MEN'S COLLEGE HOOPS: Vikings finally get road win; Pilots top Loyola Marymount

For the first time in the last 21 tries, Portland State has won a road game.

It took overtime, but the Vikings beat Sacramento State 68-64 on Thursday.

Center Kyle Richardson's double-double (career highs of 12 points and 10 rebounds) helped lift the Viks to 7-7 overall and 2-3 in the Big Sky.

Point guard Tim Douglas scored 13 points for PSU, which hadn't won away from home since Feb. 23, 2012, also at Sac State.

The Vikings led all the way in overtime after guard Alyx Foster got the first basket on a layup at the 3:47 mark.

Guard Gary Winston's 3-pointer with 42 seconds left boosted the PSU edge to 64-58, and the Viks made 4 of 6 free throws the rest of the way.

Winston had 12 points and six assists and was 3 of 4 from beyond the arc.

The Hornets fell to 5-9 overall and 1-4 in the conference.

The Vikings, who are 1-4 on the road this season, visit Northern Arizona on Saturday for a 2 p.m. PT Big Sky game.

  • • The Portland Pilots, coming off their home upset of Gonzaga, kept it going on Thursday, beating Loyola Marymount 71-57 on the road.

    Guard Bobby Sharp made three consecutive 3-pointers in the second half to finish with 14 points and lead four Pilots in double figures.

    UP also got 12 points and 10 rebounds from forward Ryan Nicholas, who leads the West Coast Conference with seven double-doubles. Guard Kevin Bailey added 13 points, and center Thomas van der Mars had 10 points and eight rebounds.

    Portland improved to 11-7 overall and 3-3 in the WCC, while the Lions slipped to 10-9, 2-5.

    Portland played the second half without starting guard Bryce Pressley, who had a stomach ailment.

    LMU made an 11-2 run to take a 40-38 lead, after trailing 36-29 at the half, but Sharp's 3s ignited a 17-3 UP response.

    The Pilots play at 5 p.m. Saturday at Pepperdine.