Report: San Francisco Transfer F Mark Tollefsen Will Visit Arizona Next Weekend

Arizona is one of five college basketball programs still in the running to land coveted transfer guard Damion Lee. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound shooting guard, who is transferring from Drezel and is eligible to play immediately, announced his final schools Sunday afternoon. Lee isn’t the only transfer the Wildcats are pursuing. According to’s Jeff Borzello, San Francisco...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco edges Pacific 62-58 in WCC opener

LAS VEGAS (AP) Kruize Pinkins and Tim Derksen scored 14 points and eighth-seeded San Francisco held off ninth-seeded Pacific 62-58 on Friday in the opening round of the West Coast Conference tournament. Devin Watson added 13 points and Mark Tollefson 10 for the Dons (14-17), who face seventh-ranked Gonzaga, the top seed, Saturday night. USF was ahead 55-47 after a Derksen layup...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco beats Pacific 65-55

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Kruize Pinkins scored 18 points and San Francisco made a second half surge to take control and beat Pacific 65-55 on Saturday. Pinkins was 7 of 10 from the floor as San Francisco (13-17, 7-11 West Coast) shot 48 percent, despite going 4 of 18 from beyond the arc. Mark Tollefsen added 14 points while Devin Watson and Tim Derksen had 12 points apiece. San Francisco...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Saint Mary's cruises at San Francisco 84-53

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Garrett Jackson went 10 for 13, with 4 of 5 from 3-point range and a career-high 26 points Thursday night as Saint Mary's beat San Francisco 84-53. Brad Waldow and Kerry Carter added 18 points each. Waldow went 7 for 8 with seven rebounds while Carter added six boards and five assists. Saint Mary's (21-7, 13-4 West Coast) never trailed and led by as many as 22...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco holds off Pepperdine 56-54

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) Tim Derksen scored 19 points, including a tough layup with 15.7 seconds to go, and San Francisco beat Pepperdine for the seventh straight time, 56-64 on Saturday. After Derksen's layup gave the Dons (12-16, 6-10 West Coast Conference) a 55-52 lead, Stacy Davis, who had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Waves (16-12, 9-8), scored underneath with 4.9 seconds left...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco takes control early, tops LMU 72-45

LOS ANGELES (AP) Mark Tollefsen had 21 points, Tim Derksen added 19 points and San Francisco took control early to cruise to a 67-45 win over Loyola Marymount on Thursday. Tollefsen had two 3-pointers and Kruize Pinkins added another in a 15-0 run that gave the Dons a 31-8 lead at the 7:46 mark of the first half. It was 39-20 at the break with the Dons shooting 57 percent with six...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco rallies for 69-62 OT victory over Santa Clara

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Tim Derksen had 18 points, including a key basket in the final minute of overtime, as San Francisco beat Santa Clara 69-62, snapping a five-game skid on Thursday night. The Dons (10-16, 4-10 West Coast) forced overtime after trailing most of the game and outscored Santa Clara 11-4 in the extra period. Devin Watson fed Derksen with 38 seconds left in overtime for...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland handles San Francisco in 69-57 win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Alec Wintering and Kevin Bailey scored 20 points apiece to lead Portland to a 69-57 win over San Francisco on Thursday night. Wintering sank the go-ahead 3-pointer early in the second half, finishing 3 of 6 from beyond the arc, and 9 of 10 from the line. Thomas van der Mars contributed seven points and hauled in 13 rebounds for Portland (13-10, 4-7 West Coast...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU vs. USF Hoops Preview

I’d like to take a moment and say thank you to Andy Kartchner, a fellow writer here on TBS for taking the time to answer some questions about BYU’s upcoming match-up with the San Francisco Dons. Check out the Sports Bros Podcast to keep you up to date on BYU Sports. Zak Hicken: Man, times have been tough for BYU basketball. After a promising start with some close losses, BYU...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Payne tips in game-winner, LMU beats San Francisco 70-69

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Evan Payne's tip-in at the buzzer capped Loyola Marymount's 17-point comeback to beat San Francisco 70-69 on Saturday. LMU's Marin Mornar missed a 3-pointer hard off the glass in the final seconds. Godwin Okonji quickly followed with a putback but completely missed the rim and Payne was there to redirect it in off the glass. Mark Tollefsen gave the Dons (9-12...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco tops Pepperdine 71-59

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Devin Watson scored 16 points and San Francisco topped Pepperdine 71-59 on Thursday night. Watson was 7 of 12 from the floor as San Francisco (9-11, 3-5 West Coast) shot 53 percent from the floor. Tim Derksen had 15 points and eight rebounds, Kruize Pinkins scored 12 and Mark Tollefsen contributed 11 points. Pepperdine's Stacy Davis made a pair of free throws...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

USF breaks 4-game skid, beats Portland 89-77

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Kruize Pinkins threw down a dunk - and earned a technical foul - with 17 seconds to go as University of San Francisco held on to defeat Portland 89-77 on Saturday, breaking a four-game skid. Portland closed with a spurt of six straight field goals - including two 3-pointers by D'Marques Tyson inside the final minute - as the Pilots mounted a late rally. Devin...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego rallies to beat San Francisco 57-56

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Christopher Anderson scored nine points and the game-winning layup on Thursday night to help lead San Diego to a 57-56 comeback win against San Francisco in a West Coast Conference matchup. The Toreros (8-7, 1-2) trailed 33-28 at halftime, but rallied to lead 44-43 in the second half on a layup by Vasa Pusica. Chris Scarbaugh made a layup amid a 7-0 run and the...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco rallies to a 77-71 win over Pacific

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) Mark Tollefsen scored a career-high 24 points as San Francisco rallied in the second half to beat Pacific 77-71 on Saturday night in a West Coast Conference opener. Tollefsen did it with 10-of-17 shooting from the field for the Dons (7-6). Kruize Pinkins added 16 points and Devin Watson chipped in 14. A 3-pointer by David Taylor put Pacific on top 15-13 with...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tollefsen, Pinkins both score 23 in Dons' 77-40 win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Mark Tollefsen and Kruize Pinkins both scored 23 points and San Francisco smothered Portland State 77-40 on Thursday night. Tollefsen added 10 rebounds for his first double-double this season with Tim Derksen adding 10 points. The Dons (6-5) shot 48.3 percent, including 10 of 24 3-point attempts (41.7 percent). They had a 44-32 rebounding advantage, made nine...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nwaba scores 19, Cal Poly beats San Francisco 78-71

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) David Nwaba scored 19 and hit a key jumper with 1:21 left, helping Cal Poly hold off San Francisco for a 78-71 win on Monday night. Cal Poly (4-4) led from midway through the first half until San Francisco (5-5) pulled in front at 70-69 on Matt Glover's free throws with 2:06 left. Joel Awich's pair of free throws gave the lead back to the Mustangs, and Nwaba and...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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November 25, 2014  |  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...
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November 24, 2014  |  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...
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November 20, 2014  |  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 range...
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November 17, 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 second...
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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...
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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 the break...
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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...
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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...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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