Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-3) vs. Portland (2-1)
Earle A. Chiles Center, Portland, Oregon; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Portland hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff in an early season matchup. Each team last saw action this past weekend. Portland knocked off Alcorn State by four points at home on Saturday, while Arkansas-Pine Bluff came up short in an 85-45 game at Wyoming on Sunday.
SENIOR STUDS: Portland’s Chris Austin, Moses Wood and Jack Perry have collectively scored 47 percent of all Pilots points this season.TERRIFIC TREY: Trey Sampson has connected on 18.2 percent of the 11 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 2 for 11 over the last three games. He’s also converted 100 percent of his foul shots this season.
COLD SPELL: Arkansas-Pine Bluff has scored 64.3 points per game and allowed 88.7 over its three-game road losing streak.
DID YOU KNOW: Portland attempts more free throws per game than any other WCC team. The Pilots have averaged 25 free throws per game this season.
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