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Wiley, Bliznyuk combine for 90 points in triple overtime win

Wiley, Bliznyuk combine for 90 points...
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) -- Jacob Wiley and Bogdan Bliznyuk tied NBA veteran Rodney Stuckey's single-game school scoring record with 45 points apiece and Eastern Washington outlasted Portland State 130-124 in triple overtime on Saturday.
 
   The game set Big Sky Conference records for most points by a team and combined points.
 
   De'Sean Parsons had 35 points and Deontae North 30 for Portland State, both career highs.
 
   Wiley opened the third overtime with a 3-point play and added two free throws after a Bliznyuk basket before fouling out. The Eagles used a 7-0 run, all coming on Bliznyuk free throws, to push the lead to 10. Blizynuk had 12 points in the extra session. It was his two free throws with 5.2 seconds left that tied the game at 110 in the second overtime after North knocked down a 3-pointer for the Vikings with 14.7 to go.
 
   Portland State's Traylin Ferris had a putback at the buzzer of the first overtime to tie the game at 97. Wiley's free throw with 58 seconds left was the last score of regulation, tying the game at 86.
 
   Eastern Washington (16-8, 8-3 Big Sky) led 39-26 at halftime as Wiley, who had 38 points on Thursday, scored 15 and Cody Benzel went 4 for 4 behind the arc.
 
   The lead reached 16 but the Vikings (11-10, 4-6) had a stretch of making 15 of 18 shots, the last four 3-pointers.
 
   The Eagles, who are 5-1 in overtime with a record 10 overtime periods, finished at 56 percent (44 of 78) with Wiley going 18 of 23 to go with 17 rebounds. Bliznyuk had 10 rebounds and nine assists.
 
   Parsons was 14 of 17 from the field and North as PSU finished 45 of 84 (54 percent).
 
   Stuckey, in his 10th year in the NBA, had 45 points on Jan. 5, 2006.

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