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Florida Gulf Coast downs San Francisco 62-47

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Bernard Thompson scored 20 points, including four 3-pointers, and Florida Gulf Coast easily beat San Francisco 62-47 Tuesday night, handing the Dons their first loss of the season in a Gulf Coast Showcase at Estero game. Nate Hicks added 11 points and had three blocks, Marc-Eddy Norelia scored 10, and the Eagles (5-0) outshot the Dons from the field 37 percent...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco pull away from Hawaii, 88-73

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Tim Derksen scored 21 points and led four players in double-figure scoring as San Francisco knocked off Hawaii, 88-73 in the Gulf Coast Showcase tournament Monday night. Hawaii, fresh off an upset of Pittsburgh Friday night, was playing on the East Coast for the first time in two decades. The Rainbow Warriors led late in the first half until Derrell Robertson hit...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco beats Notre Dame de Namur 86-46

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Kruize Pinkins scored 26 points and pulled down 13 rebounds and San Francisco beat Notre Dame de Namur 86-46 on Wednesday night. Tim Derksen and Chris Adams added 11 points each and Mark Tollefsen 10 as 14 different Dons (2-0) scored in giving coach Rex Walters his 100th win at USF. The Dons scored the last six points of the first half for a 39-21 advantage. Pinkins...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco runs away from SC State 91-52

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Kruize Pinkins scored 16, Mark Tollefsen and Tim Derksen added 14 apiece, and San Francisco opened its season with 91-52 win over South Carolina State on Sunday night. Tollefsen's dunk with 8:44 left in the second half gave San Francisco a 70-31 lead and the Dons played even with SC State (0-2) the rest of the way. USF shot 12 of 25 (48 percent) from 3-point...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson adds a guard in San Francisco transfer Avry Holmes

Clemson added a guard via the transfer route over the weekend.  Avry Holmes spent his first two years of eligibility at San Francisco and has decided to finish up his career at Clemson.  Holmes will have to sit next season and will be elibible for the 2015-16 season.  Here's more from the Oregonian... Holmes, a 6-foot-2 sophomore guard, decided to transfer from USF shortly...
Via SCACC Hoops
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco wins 19th, tops Pepperdine 77-53

Cole Dickerson scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help San Francisco knock off Pepperdine Thursday, 77-53, earning the Dons a 12th conference win for the first time since the 1978-79 season. The win, a season-high fourth straight, moved San Francisco (19-10, 12-5 WCC) into a second-place tie with Brigham Young with one game remaining in the regular season. It's the...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco edges Pacific 64-59

Cole Dickerson scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as San Francisco edged Pacific 64-59 Saturday. San Francisco (18-10, 11-5 West Coast Conference) led 33-21 at half before holding off Pacific (14-13, 5-11) down the stretch. Pacific opened the second half on a 13-1 run, and from there the lead went back and forth until the end. Trailing 62-59 with 13 seconds left, Pacific...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Glover, San Francisco beat St. Mary's 73-62

Matt Glover scored 16 points, tying his career high, as San Francisco snapped a 17-game losing streak against St. Mary's with a 73-62 win Thursday night. Mark Tollefson and Kruize Pinkins scored 16 apiece for the Dons, who last beat St. Mary's on Jan. 10, 2006. USF (17-10, 10-5 West Coast Conference) used an 18-2 run to take a 26-14 lead with about 7 1/2 minutes before...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco gets sweep, tops Santa Clara 69-63

Kruize Pinkins scored a season-high 26 points, including a three-point play with 21 seconds left, to help San Francisco complete a season sweep by holding off Santa Clara, 69-63 Saturday night. Pinkins got a tip-in with 2:30 left to play to give the Dons a 64-58 lead, but Santa Clara battled back. Jared Brownridge connected on a jumper and Evan Roquemore hit the second of two free...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU takes over 2nd, beats San Francisco 68-63

Brigham Young held San Francisco scoreless for the final 1:49 to post a 68-63 win and take sole-possession of second place in the West Coast Conference Saturday night. Tim Derksen's jumper cut the BYU lead to two points, 62-60 with 2:55 left to play, but was unable to make it a three-point play. Matt Carlino followed with a 3-pointer for the Cougars and Eric Mika added a jumper...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dickerson, San Francisco top San Diego 74-67

Cole Dickerson scored 21 points, including an emphatic dunk with 30 seconds left, to lead San Francisco past San Diego 74-67 Thursday night. San Diego (13-12, 4-8 West Coast Conference) led 49-46 before a 7-0 spurt gave the Toreros a 10-point lead with 9:22 to play. USF scored 22 of the next 27 points, opening up a 68-61 lead with 57 seconds left. Christopher Anderson missed a...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco defeats Portland 84-71

Kruize Pinkins scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds as San Francisco posted its third-straight conference win with an 84-71 victory over Portland on Wednesday night. Cole Dickerson had 21 points and five rebounds for the Dons (14-8, 7-3 West Coast Conference). Avry Holmes scored 15 points and Mark Tollefsen added 12. Portland's Alec Wintering led the Pilots (12-10, 4...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Live Stream: Portland Pilots vs. San Francisco Dons

[Photo: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports] Tonight, in WCC conference action, the upstart Portland Pilots are on the road as they are taking on the San Francisco Dons. The Pilots have a 12-9 overall record and a 4-5 conference record. The Dons have a 13-8 overall record and a 6-3 conference record. Last week, the Pilots went 1-1 in their games, first defeating the BYU Cougars on the 23rd...
Via Total Sports Live
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco defeats Santa Clara 75-66

Cole Dickerson doubled his scoring average with 28 points and San Francisco defeated Santa Clara 75-66 on Saturday night. Kruize Pinkins added 14 points and Mark Tollefsen 12 for the Dons (13-8, 6-3 West Coast Conference). Matt Glover grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds for USF, which held a 41-24 advantage on the boards. Freshman Jared Brownridge, averaging 16.6 points per game...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Holmes lifts San Francisco past San Diego, 64-62

Avery Holmes's jumper with a half second left in the game lifted San Francisco to a 64-62 win over San Diego Saturday night, snapping a two-game losing streak. San Diego tried to in-bound the ball to leading-scorer Johnny Dee near mid-court in hopes of getting off a shot, but the play failed. Holmes scored with 27 seconds left to give San Francisco a three-point lead, 62-59...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco pull away in OT, tops Pacific 81-72

Avry Holmes finished with 18 points and eight assists, both career highs, as San Francisco pulled away from Pacific in overtime for an 81-72 win Thursday night. Matt Glover added 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists for San Francisco (11-6, 4-1 West Coast Conference). Cole Dickerson finished with 14 points and eight boards. USF, which came into the game ranked tenth in the...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

USF runs away from Loyola Marymount 75-61

Cole Dickerson scored 20 points and gathered eight rebounds to lead San Francisco over Loyola Marymount 75-61 on Thursday. USF (9-6, 2-1 West Coast) got 16 points from Avry Holmes, while Matt Glover added 12 points and 11 boards. The Dons shot 48 percent from the floor, including 8 of 18 (44 percent) from beyond the arc. Loyola Marymount (10-5, 2-1) was led by Anthony Ireland&...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco upends Portland 87-81 in overtime

Mark Tollefsen scored five of his 22 points in the final 25 seconds of overtime as San Francisco beat Portland 87-81 Saturday night. Kevin Bailey, who scored 24 points, gave Portland a 69-66 lead on a 3-point basket with 9 seconds left in regulation but Chris Adams answered with a trey of his own to send the game to overtime. Following a 3-pointer by Bobby Sharp which brought Portland...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

San Francisco holds off American U in 77-69 win

Avry Holmes scored 15 points and Tim Derksen added 13 more as San Francisco snatched a 77-69 win over American University on Sunday. Neither team could break open much of a lead in the tight second half until USF (7-5) pulled away in the final two minutes with a 13-6 run sparked by back-to-back Anthony Glover layups. The Dons sank 28 of 42 from the field (61 percent) and were 7...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

San Francisco shoots past Nicholls St, 77-48

Cole Dickerson scored 20 points and led four players into double figures as San Francisco easily outdistanced Nicholls State 77-48 Saturday night. Both teams got off to a slow start after a prolonged break for exams - a two-week break for the Dons, who built a 30-17 lead at intermission. Dickerson connected on 7 of 10 shots from the field, including 2 of 4 from 3-point range, and...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois State shoot past San Francisco, 90-76

Paris Lee scored 17 points and led six Redbirds in double figures as Illinois State defeated San Francisco, 90-76 in the finale of the Golden Gate Challenge tournament Saturday night. Lee was perfect from behind the arc, drilling three 3-pointers and shooting 7 of 10 from the floor. Zach Lofton, the only Illinois State player to score in double figures in each of the team's...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

San Francisco knocks off Vermont 72-61

Cole Dickerson hit all four of his 3-point shots, shooting 10 of 14 from the field, totaling 28 points as San Francisco defeated Vermont 72-61 in the Golden Gate Challenge Friday night. Avery Holmes and Kruize Pinkins each totaled 13 points for the Dons (5-3). The Dons made 6 of 10 3-pointers, shooting 51 percent overall from the field, compared to Vermont's 43.8 percent. ...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

San Francisco defeats Sonoma State 96-73

Cole Dickerson scored a game-high 23 points to lead four players in double digits as San Francisco defeated Division II Sonoma State 96-73 to open the Golden Gate Challenge tournament on Wednesday night. Dickerson was 8 of 10 from the field and hit 2 of 2 3-pointers. He also led the Dons (4-3) in rebounds with 10. Tim Derksen had 19 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, Matt Glover...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Doolin leaves San Francisco for personal reasons

Senior point guard Cody Doolin has left San Francisco's basketball team for personal reasons. The university said Tuesday that Doolin will remain enrolled in school and is scheduled to receive his degree in finance in the spring. Doolin's departure is a major blow for a Dons team that already had struggled to compete in the West Coast Conference. He averaged 13 points and...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Dons cool off in 100-82 loss to No. 17 Oregon

The San Francisco men's basketball team came into Sunday's game against No. 17 Oregon with a hot-hand from 3-point range. The Ducks (4-0) cooled the Dons off a bit, holding them well below their season average in a 100-82 win at Matthew Knight Arena. ''At the end of the game, I wanted to attack the basket but we settled for 3s,'' Dons coach Rex Walters said...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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