THE OPENING TIP
The Vikings conclude their non-conference slate this Sunday at the Peter W. Stott Center against the CSUN Matadores. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. PT. Portland State opens Big Sky Conference action on the road at Sacramento State on Jan. 2.
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LAST TIME OUT
• Portland State suffered its worst loss of the season, falling to the University of Oregon, 122-59, at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore.
• Oregon shot an opponent season-high 59.3 percent from the floor while holding the Vikings to a 29.7 shooting mark. The Ducks hit 15 three-pointers in the win, 10 coming in the second half.
• Junior G Ashley Torres Negron came off the bench and led the Vikings with a season-high 18 points. She went 7-for-17 from the floor with a pair of three-pointers. It was the most points by a Viking off the bench this season.
• Freshman G Corey James continued her strong scoring with 13 points along with four rebounds and a pair of blocks in 34 minutes. It was James’ fifth double-digit scoring game of the season and third straight.
• Freshman F Pia Jurhar led all players with 13 rebounds, matching her previous career high. She pulled down nine defensive rebounds and led all players with four offensive rebounds. The Vikings were out-rebounded in the game 49-44 but the Vikings held a 19-to-9 advantage on the offensive glass.
CSUN QUICK HITS
• Head Coach Jason Flowers is 79-89 overall in six seasons leading the Matadors. CSUN is 1-8 overall on the season; the Matadors will play at the University of Portland on Friday, Dec. 18 before heading to the Stott Center for Sunday’s game against the Vikings.
• The Matadors are averaging 61.9 points per game and are allowing 82.4 ppg for a -20.5 scoring margin. They are shooting .362 from the floor, .294 from three-point range, and .649 from the free-throw line.
• CSUN opened the season with four-straight losses including a 56-point loss at Idaho (106-50). The Matadors picked up their lone win of the season with an 81-73 home victory over Penn State. They have lost four straight heading into their game against the Pilots.
• Sophomore F Tessa Boagni leads the team with 11.1 ppg. She has six double-digit scoring games and is shooting .467 from the floor. She is second on the team with 5.8 rpg.
• Redshirt sophomore G Serafina Maulupe is second on the team in scoring with 10.6 ppg. She has scored in double-digits in each of her last five games.
VS. CSUN: CSUN (formerly Cal State Northridge) and Portland State are tied 10-10 all-time. Portland State won six of the first nine contests before losing six straight. The Vikings have won four of the last five meetings including the last one, a 91-64 home win in 2007.