University of San Francisco point guard Frankie Ferrari guards a Sonoma State player in a game at War Memorial Gym on Nov. 12, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

College Notebook: USF Dons hoops set to host Arizona State at 6 p.m. on Friday

USF Dons MBB: The Dons welcome Arizona State (3-0) to War Memorial Gym on Friday at 6 p.m. for the first of three games this season against Pac-12 opponents. The game, to be televised on the Pac-12 Networks, will be a Gold Rush game, with fans encouraged to wear gold.

Last year, the then-No. 20 Sun Devils beat San Francisco by 20 in the desert, but with the emergence of 3-point sniper Jordan Ratinho and the return of dynamic scorer Charles Minlend, not to mention some power down low in Matt McCarthy and Jimbo Lull, all centered on all-conference point guard Frankie Ferrari, the Dons have a chance to make some noise in the rematch.

Minlend — who missed all last year with a torn right labrum — has to be accounted for, and his presence alone should open the floor for Ferrari and Ratinho, who’s averaging over five 3-point makes a game.

“We’re excited,” Ferrari said. “I think the community will rally around us. The game being on a Friday night will draw a great crowd. ASU will travel well. I think it’s going to be sold out. It’s going to be fun.”

Read our full online recap of the Sonoma State game, which includes a more in-depth look ahead at Arizona State.

USF Dons WBB: The Dons blasted San Jose State in the season opener, 85-63, riding an 18-4 second quarter and holding the Spartans to a meager 27.8 shooting percentage (19-of-67). Meanwhile, five USF players scored in double figures, led by senior guard Shannon Powell. The El Paso, Texas native shot 6-of-10 from the field and 4-of-6 from 3-point range for a game-high 17 points, and dished out a game-high seven assists, to boot, to go along with a game-high seven rebounds.

San Francisco State MSOC:  Senior Aydan Bowers has been named to the 2018 Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association Men’s Soccer All-West Region First Team as a defender.

The 13 first team members now advance to the national ballot, which will be announced Wednesday, Nov. 28.

A 2017 Second Team selection, Bowers was named the 2018 CCAA Defender of the Year this season, and earned a spot on the All-CCAA First Team for the second time in his career. The senior co-captain started all 17 matches this season, as the Gators went 10-4-3 and were ranked as high as No. 7 in the West Region. SF State reached the postseason for the second season in a row. As the No. 5 seed in the CCAA Championships, the Gators fell to No. 4-seed Cal State San Bernardino, 2-0.

ART U WBB: Working its way to full strength, Academy of Art women’s basketball got its first win of the season, when sophomore forward Lily Perkins led a second half charge toward a 77-65 victory over Western Oregon on Nov. 10. Four Urban Knights scored in double figures as a 24-13 fourth quarter edge helped ART U finish the Veteran’s Day Classic.academy of artacademy of art athleticsacademy of art women's basketballCollege SportsSan Francisco Statesan francisco state athleticsSan Francisco State soccerUniversity of San Franciscouniversity of san francisco men's basketballusf donsusf dons men’s basketballUSF Dons women's basketball

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