Nicholas converted all five of his 3-point attempts and finished with 21 points, while Riley was 4 for 5 and had 17 points for the Pilots (9-16, 2-8 West Coast), who were 11 for 16 as team from beyond the arc and shot 56 percent overall from the field. Both of Portland's conference wins this season have come against Loyola Marymount (8-15, 1-9).
Anthony Ireland scored 21 points for the Lions, who lost despite shooting 47 percent and making 5 of 9 3-point attempts.
Portland led 60-58 with 1:52 remaining but got a 3-pointer from Nicholas that sparked a 9-2 game-ending run.
It may only be June but Western Kentucky head coach Rick Stansbury just landed the mid-major steal of the 2017 recruiting class with a commitment from five-star center Mitchell Robinson.
Shooting guard Jaylen Nowell, ranked No. 45 in the ESPN 100, chose the Washington Huskies on Wednesday over California. As a junior he led Garfield Heights to a state championship and was named MVP of the tournament.
Donnie Tyndall has filed an appeal to reverse the 10-year show cause penalty he received from the NCAA in April for violations that occurred while he was coaching Southern Mississippi.