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Rex Walters fired at San Francisco

The San Francisco Dons’ basketball team will be looking for a new head coach very soon as they have just fired Rex Walters. The Dons went 15-15 in the 2015-16 season and missed the NCAA Tournament for the 18th straight season. Walters has spent the last eight seasons with the Dons and has racked up an 126-125 record in his time with the team. He helped lead the team to three postseason...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Saint Mary's beats San Francisco 84-72 for No. 1 seed in WCC

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Calvin Hermanson scored a career-high 24 points and made six 3-pointers and Saint Mary's beat San Francisco 84-72 for the Gaels' third West Coast Conference regular-season title in the past six seasons. Saint Mary's, which shares the regular-season title with Gonzaga (15-3), secured the No. 1 seed in the WCC tournament after the Gaels beat the Bulldogs twice...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Loyola Marymount beats San Francisco in overtime 100-87

LOS ANGELES (AP) Steven Haney scored 25 points and Loyola Marymount beat San Francisco 100-87 in overtime on Saturday. LMU dominated overtime, 18-5. It was the Lions' first 100-point game since Dec. 21, 2013 against NAIA-member La Sierra. Marin Mornar scored 19 points, Brandon Brown had 17 points with 10 assists and Shamar Johnson added 10 points for Loyola Marymount (12-16,...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

San Francisco takes 68-51 victory over San Diego

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Tim Derksen scored 18 points and San Francisco took a 68-51 victory over San Diego on Saturday. Ronnie Boyce III scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half that ended with the Dons (14-11, 7-7 West Coast) leading 31-17 after the Toreros shot just 26 percent. Uche Ofoegbu and Devin Watson added 11 points each with Dont'e Reynolds grabbing 11 boards to lead...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

San Francisco beats Santa Clara 89-86 in overtime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Devin Watson scored 24 points, including six in overtime, Uche Ofoegbu blocked a potential game-tying 3-pointer, and San Francisco beat Santa Clara 89-86 on Saturday night. Jared Brownridge's jumper pulled Santa Clara within 87-86 with 10 seconds left in overtime before he fouled out, and Watson made both free throws for an 89-86 lead. Matt Hauser missed one...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Derksen, Watson power San Francisco past NAIA Menlo 100-68

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Tim Derksen and Devin Watson combined for 46 points as the University of San Francisco took a break from West Coast Conference play to post a 100-68 defeat of Menlo, an NAIA school, on Tuesday night. Derksen scored 26 points on 11-for-15 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds while the sophomore Watson notched his 11th game this season of 20 points or better. He also...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Humphries leads Loyola Marymount over San Francisco 87-83

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) David Humphries had career highs of six 3-pointers and 20 points and Loyola Marymount beat San Francisco 87-83 Thursday night to snap five-game losing streak. USF closed to 81-80 after a 5-0 spurt with just under a minute left. But the Lions' Munis Tutu made four free throws sandwiched around a missed shot, two missed free throws and a turnover by USF. Devin...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Boyce has career night, San Francisco downs San Diego 73-65

SAN DIEGO (AP) Ronnie Boyce III scored a career-high 22 points and San Francisco held off San Diego 73-65 on Thursday. Boyce was 7 of 14 from the floor - including 5 of 6 beyond the arc - and added seven rebounds for USF (9-6, 3-2 West Coast). The Dons made 8 of 14 on 3-point attempts overall. Devin Watson scored 16 points, Tim Derksen had 12 points with nine boards, and Uche...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Watson with 23 points as San Francisco beats Pacific 89-76

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Devin Watson scored 23 points as San Francisco recovered from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Pacific 89-76 on Wednesday night. Watson was 6-of-12 shooting from the field including 5-of-5 from distance for the Dons (7-5, 1-1 West Coast Conference). Ronnie Boyce III had 20 points, Tim Derksen posted a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds and Uche...
Via AP on Fox
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Story of Undefeated 1951 San Francisco Dons Football Team To Become Movie

The story of the 1951 University of San Francisco Dons football team is prime territory for the inspirational sports movie circuit. So it’s not a big surprise to hear that Walden Media and Mandalay Sports Media currently have a film about the team in development.  Known as the “Undefeated, Untied and Uninvited,” the Dons dominated in 1951, finishing 9-0 thanks to future...
Via Awful Announcing
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco fends off stubborn Cal State Northridge 65-61

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Tim Derksen scored 17 points, and Montray Clemons sank two free throws that secured San Francisco's 65-61 win over Cal State Northridge on Monday night. Devin Watson scored 14 points and Uche Ofoegbu added 11 with nine rebounds for the Dons (5-4), who rebounded from one of their worst defeats - a 32-point loss at Montana on Friday. San Francisco built a series...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

McBroom leads Eastern Washington over San Francisco 81-77

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Austin McBroom had 19 points and five assists and Eastern Washington beat San Francisco 81-77 on Tuesday night. McBroom made five 3-pointers and finished on 6-of-12 shooting. Felix Von Hofe scored 20 points with four 3-pointers to lead Eastern Washington (4-3). Bogdan Bliznyuk had 17 points and Venky Jois chipped in 11. Devin Watson scored 25 points for San...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dons use big second half to overwhelm Delaware State 67-47

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Devin Watson scored 18 points and San Francisco outscored Delaware State by 22 points in the second half to take a 67-47 victory on Sunday. The Hornets (0-7) made six 3-pointers and led 25-23 at halftime. But they shot just 28.6 percent in the second half when they made only 2 of 12 from the arc. The Dons (4-2) scored the first seven points of the second half...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara beats San Francisco 68-61

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Gabe Vincent scored 18 first-half points with four 3-pointers and UC Santa Barbara held on to beat San Francisco 68-61 on Wednesday night after leading by 25 at halftime. Trailing 45-20, San Francisco scored 15 unanswered points to pull within 60-51 on back-to-back 3s and a layup by Devin Watson with 3:30 left, but got no closer. Vincent nearly outscored the...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Fresno State defeats San Francisco 78-71 with rain of 3s

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Cezar Guerrero scored 22 points, including a single-game career-high 6 3-pointers and Fresno State defeated San Francisco 78-71 on Thursday night. Fresno State (3-0) opened with back-to-back Guerrero 3-pointers, grabbed an 8-0 early lead and never trailed against the Dons (2-1). Marvelle Harris scored 16 points with six assists and three steals, and Cullen...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco defeats Rice 80-54 in season opener

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Devin Watson scored 12 points to lead a balanced attack as San Francisco defeated Rice 80-54 in the season opener for both teams on Monday night. Tim Derksen, Uche Ofoegbu and Ronnie Boyce III each scored 11 points and Chase Foster added 9 for the Dons. Watson dished out six assists and Derksen four as San Francisco had 17 assists on 31 field goals. The Dons...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

McClain era at UIC begins with close loss to San Francisco

UIC fell short at home Friday against San Francisco in its first game under new head coach Steve McClain. The Flames held a three-point lead entering the final three minutes, but a strong finish by the Dons gave them a 78-75 victory. The Flames stood by McClain’s up-tempo system as the game lasted 80 possessions. UIC had not a regulation game against a Division I opponent go more...
Via The Catch and Shoot
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mark Tollefsen's twist on between the legs dunk

Mark Tollefsen joined Arizona as a graduate transfer this offseason. In one of his first appearances at the McKale Center, the 6-foot-8 forward wowed the crowd -- and his teammates -- with a between the legs dunk.Although, Tollefsen has a twist to the impressive slam. He put the ball between his legs after catching a made layup for the contest-winning dunk. He earned a perfect score...
Via Fox Sports
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona F Mark Tollefsen wins dunk contest at McKale

Arizona held its annual Red-Blue Game at the McKale Center yesterday afternoon, and naturally had a dunk contest as part of the festivities. The winner of it this year was forward Mark Tollefsen, a graduate transfer who spent the last three seasons playing for the WCC’s San Francisco Dons. Check out the contest-winning dunk below! Needless to say, if Tollefsen can rise up like...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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 ESPN.com’s Jeff Borzello, San Francisco...
Via College Spun
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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