PORTLAND, Ore. -- Isaiah Pineiro scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and San Diego overwhelmed Portland from the start and beat the Pilots 76-55 on Thursday night.
San Diego (13-6, 2-2 West Coast Conference) never trailed in building a 17-3 lead that was largely never threatened. Portland used a 7-0 run in the last 81 seconds of the first half to get within 38-28 at intermission. Jojo Walker's layup with 18:09 brought the Pilots within 40-32 before the Toreros blew it open with a 23-7 run.
Jose Martinez led the Toreros in scoring with 15 points.
Isaiah Wright returned to the lineup for San Diego after missing the past four games due to a wrist injury he sustained in a game against Drake on Dec. 23. He finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Marcus Shaver Jr. led Portland (7-12, 0-4) with 21 points.
Morant: 'I still have a lot of more work to do'
Ja Morant talks with Marty Smith about his journey to Murray State and his rise to being recognized as one of the best players in college basketball.
Iowa's struggles could continue in tourney
ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi says No. 10 seed Iowa peaked too early and could be in for a big loss to No. 7 seed Cincinnati.
Don't sleep on Florida State as a Final Four contender
ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi won't be picking Florida State in his Final Four, but he says the Seminoles are capable of reaching Minneapolis.