Tony Avelar/APCoach Sonny Dykes has plenty to work on with his team during spring practice after Cal went 1-11 last season.

Poor shooting dooms USF in ugly loss to Gonzaga

With two of Gonzaga’s starters out with injuries, and a third battling a foot issue, the stage was set for an upset by USF. It didn’t happen.

Drew Barham scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers, as No. 24 Gonzaga beat USF 69-41 on Monday night.

Avry Holmes led cold-shooting USF (8-6, 1-1) with 16 points. The Dons made just 25.5 percent of their shots.

San Francisco has now lost 25 straight games to the Zags in Spokane, a streak dating back to their last win here in 1989.

“Tonight it was IBM versus some mom-and-pop computer programmer,” “USF coach Rex Walters said. “We have some stuff to do to get to that level.”

SANTA CLARA 76, PORTLAND 68

Evan Roquemore, Brandon Clark and Jared Brownridge each scored 20 for Santa Clara in the victory. Santa Clara scored 12 straight points to build a 52-37 lead with 13:17 left in the game.

ST. MARY’S 88, PACIFIC 80

All five St. Mary’s starters scored in double figures, led by Beau Levesque’s 18 points, and the Gaels hit 13 3-pointers to hold off Pacific. It was the first West Coast Conference game for both teams this season.

WOMEN

SANTA CLARA 81, USF 72

Ruta Zurauskyte scored 21 points and Nici Gilday added 20 for the Broncos, who overcame a nine-point halftime deficit. Taj Winston paced USF with 14 points.

ST. MARY’S 80, PORTLAND 65

Kate Gaze scored 20 points, including going 5-of-9 from 3-point range, as the Gaels pulled away in the second half. St. Mary’s outscored Portland 47-31 in the second half.

— Staff, wire reportCollege SportsSanta ClaraSt. Mary’sUSF

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