Portland State Vikings Basketball Tickets
Team: Portland State University Vikings
Sport: NCAA Division I Men's Basketball
Conference: Big Sky
Arena: Viking Pavilion
Notable Players: Ime Udoka, Freeman Williams, Ryan Edwards, Dominic Waters, Scott Morrison, Brandon Hollins, Bryce Canda
Portland State Vikings Basketball TicketsThe Portland State Vikings men’s basketball program dates back relatively recently to 1972, when it was an independent program. Coached by Ken Edwards, the team had some early success, including an 18-8 record in its third-ever season. Guard Freeman Williams scored 38.8 points per game as a junior in 1976-1977 and finished his career as the second-highest college basketball scorer of all time. He was drafted No. 8 overall by the Boston Celtics. However, Portland State ended its basketball program prematurely after the 1980-81 season. Following a long absence from the college basketball landscape, Portland State restarted its program in 1996 as a member of the Big Sky Conference. The team won the regular-season conference championship twice, in 2005 and 2008. It also made the NCAA Tournament in 2008 and 2009 under head coach Ken Bone by winning the conference tournament. Those seasons ended with losses to Kansas and Xavier, respectively. If you want to attend a game, you can purchase Portland State Vikings' basketball tickets at StubHub.
What was Portland State’s record last season?Portland State finished the 2018-19 season with a record of 16-16 and 11-9 in the conference. Despite some rough patches in the season, the team upset eventual conference champion Montana twice, including a 77-74 overtime win at home. Portland State also beat third-place Big Sky team Eastern Washington at home by a score of 78-65. Due to its conference record, the team earned a No. 5 seed and a first-round bye in the Big Sky Tournament. However, the season ended with an 81-71 loss to No. 4 seed Weber State.
What are the top games on the Portland State Vikings' basketball schedule?Portland State's biggest non-conference games for the 2019-20 season include matchups against Indiana, Portland and Oregon State. The Big Sky schedule opens up with a home game against Northern Colorado on Dec. 28. The conference season is filled with special home events, including Pack the Pavilion against Idaho State on Jan. 18, Coaches vs. Cancer against Weber State on Jan. 20, a Whiteout against Montana on Jan. 30, Pride Night against Eastern Washington on Feb. 15, a '90s Night against Idaho on Feb. 17, a Beach Night against Montana State on Feb. 20, a Student Appreciation Night against Northern Arizona on March 5 and a Senior Night against Sacramento State in the final game of the season on March 7. The Big Sky Tournament commences on March 11 and ends on March 14.
Who is the team’s current head coach?The Portland State Vikings’ current coach is first-time head coach Barret Peery. He has led the team since the 2017-18 season.
How big is the Viking Pavilion?Located on the university campus in downtown Portland, the Viking Pavilion can accommodate up to 3,400 visitors at a time. It is part of the Peter W. Stott Center, which was originally opened in 1966. Named in honor of a school donor, the center also features weight training facilities, racquetball courts, tennis courts, a rooftop running track and a swimming pool. The center was renovated in 2018 to modernize the facility and expand the basketball gym into a full pavilion.
Who are Portland State’s biggest rivals?Due to the relative youth of the Portland State Vikings' program, it is still forming rivals with conference foes. However, it does share a cross-city rivalry with the Portland Pilots from the West Coast Conference. The two teams play each other during the non-conference portion of the schedule during most years. Portland State also competes against Eastern Washington, Montana and Montana State in the Big Sky Conference.
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