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Cody Doolin could be the ideal antidote to what has ailed UNLV

Shortly after Cody Doolin abruptly left the University of San Francisco two weeks into his senior season, UNLV coach Dave Rice called to gauge the point guard's interest in joining the Rebels this year. By the time he hung up the phone, Rice had a hunch Doolin's recruitment would be unusual. What drove Doolin to quit the team at USF was an incident at practice that began...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Doolin awarded fifth-year, but not eligible for ’14-’15 just yet

UNLV sent out a release on Tuesday morning announcing that Cody Doolin has been given a fifth-year of eligibility by the NCAA. “We are very happy for Cody,” UNLV head coach Dave Rice said in the release. “He has a tremendous amount of experience as a point guard and he has become a leader in our program.” Doolin played three full seasons for San Francisco in the WCC but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco lands commitment from three-star 2014 guard Devin Watson

After losing Avry Holmes to transfer, San Francisco had an open spot at point guard. Head coach Rex Walters and the Dons rebounded on Monday as they landed a commitment from class of 2014 three-star guard Devin Watson. Watson signed his NLI and it was announced in a release from the school. “We are excited that Devin has decided to attend the University of San Francisco,” Walters...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 03, 2014  |  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...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana State 71, San Francisco 63

Freshman forward Jarell Martin scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the visiting Tigers in the first round of the NIT. Shavon Coleman and Johnny O'Bryant III each added 13 points and six rebounds for LSU (20-13). The Tigers will play next at Southern Methodist, a 68-54 winner over UC Irvine earlier Wednesday, in Monday's second round. Cole Dickerson scored...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 20, 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...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dons shock St. Mary’s

The San Francisco Dons defeat St. Mary’s 73-62, advancing to third place in the West Coast Conference. Heading into Thursday night’s game, the Dons have dropped 21 of their last 22 games against the Gaels, and were looking to avenge their 15 point loss at St. Mary’s on Jan. 11. The Dons, who are 12-5 on their home floor this season, showed why they are hard to play on the Hilltop...
Via Bay Sports Report
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco's Cody Doolin to transfer to UNLV

San Francisco point guard Cody Doolin will transfer to UNLV, a source has confirmed. The news was first reported by Rivals.com. Doolin averaged 13.0 points and 7.0 assists this season before leaving the Dons' program after four games. The 6-foot-2 point guard did remain a student at the Bay Area school and UNLV will apply for a waiver with the NCAA in hopes that Doolin will...
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February 21, 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

Game Day Grades: BYU vs. USF

Jake Hatch hands out grades for tonight's BYU win over the San Francisco Dons. BYU is now 17-9 on the season and is now in 2nd place in the WCC with the 9-4 conference mark.
Via byu.scout.com
February 09, 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

Cougar Conversations: Dave Rose, USF Postgame

Dave Rose addressed the media after his team's 68-63 victory over the San Francisco Dons on Saturday night. The victory leaves BYU at 17-9 on the season and 9-4 in the West Coast Conference. BYU is alone in 2nd place behind Gonzaga in the standings.
Via byu.scout.com
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...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dons fall to Gonzaga

            In Saturday night’s highly anticipated battle on the Hilltop, the Dons lose 75-65 to #23 Gonzaga. With a lot at stake in the WCC standings, the Dons needed this win to stand alone in second place, but fell short despite their impressive effort. However, St. Mary’s loss on Saturday ties the Dons with BYU for second place; both teams are three games behind...
Via Bay Sports Report
February 04, 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

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...
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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...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Dons fall to 2-2 in WCC

  The Dons were looking to bounce back from their thirteen point loss to Pacific last Thursday, but came up well short in last Saturday’s nineteen point loss to Saint Mary’s. After starting off 2014 with a 2-0 conference record, the Dons have now lost their second straight following their Jan. 4 win at Pepperdine. Coming into this contest with the fourth place Gaels, the biggest...
Via Bay Sports Report
January 13, 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&...
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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...
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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...
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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

San Francisco Dons top the Rebels!

    On Friday night, The Dons held on to a one point lead in the last fifteen seconds to defeat UNLV 62-61, advancing to 3-4 on the season. Fourth year head coach Jennifer Azzi’s Dons have won two of their last three games, by a combined three points. In their Nov. 29 road win against UC Davis, it was sophomore forward Taylor Proctor’s late game heroics with a game clinching...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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