Stockton, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Avry Holmes tallied 18 points and eight
assists, as the San Francisco Dons outlasted the Pacific Tigers in overtime,
81-72, in West Coast Conference action at the Spanos Center.
Matt Glover stuffed the stat sheet with 16 points, nine rebounds, five assists
and three steals for USF (10-6, 3-1 WCC), which has won three in a row. Cole
Dickerson added 14 points and eight boards for the visitors.
For Pacific (9-5, 0-3), losers of four straight, Andrew Bock poured in 17
points, while Tony Gill contributed 15 points and seven rebounds. Ross Rivera
and Trevin Harris scored 14 and 10, respectively.
The first half ended with Pacific leading, 36-30, after it shot 42.9 percent
from the field (including 5-of-7 from 3-point range) compared to USF's 40
The teams went back and forth in the second half, and with the Tigers up by
one with 37 seconds remaining, the Dons took the lead on a Holmes layup. USF
extended its advantage to two points a few seconds later following a 1-of-2
trip to the line by Glover, but Sama Taku connected on a layup with six
seconds left to tie the game at 63. After Glover missed a jumper at the
buzzer, the game went to overtime.
It was all USF in the extra session, as the Dons shot 4-of-6 from the field
and 8-of-8 at the foul line in the final five minutes to pull away for the
Pacific was held to a lowly 31.6 percent from the field on the evening and
only managed to stay in the game thanks to a great showing from the free-throw
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