The University of San Diego missed its first 14 shots from the field Saturday and went on to lose at the University of Portland, 68-64, in a West Coast Athletic Conference basketball game.
USD (9-12, 1-7) fell behind, 14-1, and, by the end of the first half, had made just 9 of 26 field goals.
USD was able to make things close at the end. The Toreros cut Portland's lead to one point three times, the last with 1:07 remaining.
But Portland (6-15, 1-7) made 7 of 10 free throws, including five by Adolphis Gaffney, Robert Phillips and Ron Deaton, in the final 2 minutes to hold on.