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Shawn Olden, Jeremy Major combine for 29 points to lead Pepperdine past Portland 67-63


MALIBU, California — Shawn Olden scored 15 points and Jeremy Major added 14 more to lead Pepperdine to a 67-63 win over Portland on Saturday night.

Jett Raines contributed 13 points and Atif Russell added 10 for Pepperdine (12-6, 5-2 West Coast Conference). The Waves shot just 39 percent on 51 attempts from the field, lost the rebound battle 36-32 but edged Portland 22-13 in made free throws.

Portland (11-8, 2-5) shot 42 percent from the floor and hung on to a narrow lead much of the second half.

But late in the period, Pepperdine closed a six-point deficit and tied it at 52 on a dunk from Raines, who followed it up with the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:33 to go. The Waves protected the advantage down the stretch with 12-of-16 shooting from the free throw line.

Kevin Bailey led Portland with 28 points and Thomas van der Mars had 12 rebounds.

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