Final: Belmont beats Portland State, 74-67. Leading scorer guard Ian Clark, with 21 points.They await the Huskies tomorrow.
Phil Nelson had 17 for Portland.
Halftime: Belmont leads, 36-31, reflecting a modest lead they held most of the half.
Phil Nelson leads Portland State with eight points. Belmont guard Ian Clark leads all scorers with 14 at the half.
Tipoff: Belmont and Portland State have just tipped off the first of six games that will make up the Athletes in Action Classic this weekend at Hec Ed.
There's just a tiny crowd that has made it in for this first game. However, the Dawg Pack members here made a point of booing Portland State's Phil Nelson, who transferred from UW in search of more playing time.
I'll pop in with a halftime and then final score of this game. (The Huskies play Belmont tomorrow and PSU on Sunday.) Then I'll create a new running blog for coverage of the UW-Wright State game at 7 p.m.