COMING UP: Tonight at Portland, 7 (KHQ); Saturday at Butler, 6 (ESPN)
OUTLOOK: The Pilots snapped a three-game losing skid with a 68-64 road win against Loyola Marymount. The Pilots lead the WCC in rebounding margin (plus 11) in conference games. Gonzaga Prep graduate Ryan Nicholas paces the team in scoring (13.4) and rebounding (9.8). The Pilots have made just 42 percent of their shots. Portland averages 55 points per conference game. No. 13 Butler will rely on center Andrew Smith (11.8 ppg), forward Khyle Marshall (11), guard Kellen Dunham (10.5) and forward Roosevelt Jones (9.7) with leading scorer Rotnei Clarke sidelined with a neck injury.
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