Dickerson sparks USF past San Diego

Cole Dickerson scored 21 points, including an emphatic dunk with 30 seconds left, to lead USF past San Diego 74-67 Thursday night.

San Diego (13-12, 4-8 West Coast Conference) led 49-46 before a 7-0 spurt gave the Toreros a 10-point lead with 9:22 to play. USF scored 22 of the next 27 points, opening up a 68-61 lead with 57 seconds left.

Christopher Anderson missed a 3-pointer from the right wing, but grabbed the offensive rebound and found Johnny Dee in the right corner for a 3 that pulled San Diego within four just 9 seconds later.

Avry Holmes hit two free throws with 46 seconds to go and, after Dee missed a 3-pointer, Matt Glover found a streaking Dickerson for a breakaway dunk that sealed the win for USF (15-9, 8-4).

ST. MARY’S 77, Loyola Mary. 58

Kerry Carter scored a game-high 20 points and Beau Levesque added 17 points and 14 rebounds as the Gaels (17-7, 7-4 WCC) pulled away in the second half.


Tyler Haws scored 27 points as BYU built a 13-point halftime lead and never looked back. Brandon Clark and Jared Brownridge each scored 16 points for Santa Clara in defeat.



Zhane Dikes scored 28 points, including making 16-of-22 free throws, and the Dons held off San Diego. Taylor Proctor added 12 points and 12 rebounds for USF (9-14, 4-8).


BYU got 31 points from Lexi Eaton and pulled away from Santa Clara in overtime. Nici Gilday led Santa Clara (7-16, 3-8) with 29 points.

— Staff, wire report

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