SAN DIEGO -- Chris Anderson scored 14 points to lead San Diego over Portland 61-50 Thursday night in the Western Conference opener for both teams.
The score was tied at 27 at halftime in the game with eight lead changes. San Diego shot 40.8 percent from the field for the game, while Portland shot 35 percent.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.