College roundup: USF men’s basketball team beat Pepperdine over the weekend


The University of San Francisco men’s basketball team beat Pepperdine over the weekend, giving second-year head coach Kyle Smith the fourth-best 50-game start in program history. The Dons are 10-7 this season and Smith is 30-20 as the leader of the team. USF returns to action on Saturday, when it will play host to No. 15 Gonzaga. Smith has yet to beat the Bulldogs in his current role.


The City College of San Francisco men’s basketball team won its first game of 2018 by 34 points. The Rams, playing on the road, took down Chabot 102-68. Four starters finished the contest in double-figures with a pair of reserves also cracking 10 points. Eddie filled up the box score, scoring a tied-for-team-high 15 points while grabbing 10 rebounds, throwing four assists and logging five steals.


After starting the season 1-7, the Academy of Art University men’s basketball team has found its winning touch. The Urban Knights beat UH Hilo on Monday, 74-64. They’ve now won four of their last six games. In Art U’s latest victory, Kendall Brown overcame a rough shooting night to score a team-high 17 points. The team returns to action today at Kezar Pavilion, where it will face Dominican. — Staff report

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