college basketball

University of San Francisco point guard Frankie Ferrari takes the ball up the court against Portland in a game on Jan. 24, 2019, at War Memorial Gym in San Francisco, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

USF men’s basketball closes regular season on three-game losing streak

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — The energetic and dynamic University of San Francisco…

 

University of San Francisco point guard Frankie Ferrari drives by Santa Clara's Guglielmo Caruso on Feb. 9, 2019, in a game at War Memorial Gym in the Sobrato Center in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

USF Dons Men’s Basketball: Turnovers and Vrankic combine to all but end San Francisco’s at-large hopes

SANTA CLARA — After a missed Tahj Eaddy free throw with 21.7 seconds…

 

University of San Francisco guard Charles Minlend slams home a dunk in the first half of the Dons' 83-61 win over Portland on Jan. 24, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

USF Dons basketball survives overtime scare from last-place Portland

The San Francisco Dons have been mired in a bumpy stretch as…

 

University of San Francisco wing Jordan Ratinho (25) dribbles against St. Mary's point guard Jordan Ford on Jan. 3, 2019, at War Memorial Gym in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

USF rallies from down 12 to outlast Pepperdine as Ratinho scores career-high 29

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — A career-high 29 points from Jordan Ratinho and…

University of San Francisco wing Jordan Ratinho (25) dribbles against St. Mary's point guard Jordan Ford on Jan. 3, 2019, at War Memorial Gym in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco forward Nate Renfro drives against Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke on Jan. 12, 2019 at War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

USF Dons basketball blown out by Gonzaga in Spokane

After a 96-83 loss to Gonzaga — a game that was tied…

University of San Francisco forward Nate Renfro drives against Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke on Jan. 12, 2019 at War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco guard Charles Minlend (14) dives for a ball in the second half of a game against Portland on Jan. 24, 2019, at War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center in San Francisco, Calif. Minlend scored 16 points on Jan. 26 against San Diego. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

USF Dons basketball Tournament hopes damaged in road loss to San Diego

University of San Francisco head men's basketball coach Kyle Smith has talked…

University of San Francisco guard Charles Minlend (14) dives for a ball in the second half of a game against Portland on Jan. 24, 2019, at War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center in San Francisco, Calif. Minlend scored 16 points on Jan. 26 against San Diego. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Dons guard Charles Minlend shoots a 3-point shot against the University of Northern Arizona on Dec. 19, 2018, at War Memorial Gym. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

USF Dons men’s basketball escapes with win at Pepperdine thanks to Frankie Ferrari three

Frankie Ferrari. CLUTCH.@USFDonsMBB beats Pepperdine 72-69!#changemakers | #USFDons pic.twitter.com/BjrgbBnuj1 — Stadium (@WatchStadium)…

San Francisco Dons guard Charles Minlend shoots a 3-point shot against the University of Northern Arizona on Dec. 19, 2018, at War Memorial Gym. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco forward Matt McCarthy goes up for a lay-up against Northern Arizona in a game on Dec. 19, 2018, at War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

USF Dons welcome Stanford for key showdown

Between a struggling Pac-12 and a surging West Coast Conference, the West…

University of San Francisco forward Matt McCarthy goes up for a lay-up against Northern Arizona in a game on Dec. 19, 2018, at War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco guard Charles Minlend (14) goes up for a layup in the first half of a game against Northern Arizona on Dec. 19, 2018, at War Memorial Gymnasium in the Sobrato Center in San Francisco, Calif. Minlend finished with 18 points. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Charles Minlend helps lift USF over NAU on off shooting night for Dons

.@USFDonsMBB HC Kyle Smith talks win over NAU pic.twitter.com/5Ta6mRADKa — Ryan Gorcey…

University of San Francisco guard Charles Minlend (14) goes up for a layup in the first half of a game against Northern Arizona on Dec. 19, 2018, at War Memorial Gymnasium in the Sobrato Center in San Francisco, Calif. Minlend finished with 18 points. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Charles Minlend dribbles the ball during the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec. 25, 2016, during the Championship Game of the Diamond Head Classic, USF MBB vs SDSU. (Courtesy / Chris M. Leung for USF Dons Athletics)

USF Dons check off all the boxes in season-opening victory

DAVIS, Calif. — An experienced and eager San Francisco Dons men's basketball…

Charles Minlend dribbles the ball during the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec. 25, 2016, during the Championship Game of the Diamond Head Classic, USF MBB vs SDSU. (Courtesy / Chris M. Leung for USF Dons Athletics)
The USF men's basketball team will begin the College Basketball Invitational’s best-of-three championship series on Monday. (Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

Dons set to open College Basketball Invitational final at home

The San Francisco Dons are the last basketball team standing in the…

The USF men's basketball team will begin the College Basketball Invitational’s best-of-three championship series on Monday. (Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Souley Boum scored a game-high 26 points off the bench for USF on Wednesday in the first round of the CBI. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

Souley Boum steps up as USF wins CBI opener

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — Postseason college basketball is typically dominated by seniors…

Souley Boum scored a game-high 26 points off the bench for USF on Wednesday in the first round of the CBI. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Nate Renfro dunks against Gonzaga in March of 2018.

Third time facing Gonzaga is no charm for USF

Having played two tight meetings in the regular season, the Gonzaga Bulldogs…

Nate Renfro dunks against Gonzaga in March of 2018.
Frankie Ferrari threw 15 assists on Thursday. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

Frankie Ferrari’s 13 assists for USF trumps Pacific player’s career high

Despite giving up a career-high 41 points to Roberto Gallinat of the…

Frankie Ferrari threw 15 assists on Thursday. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Souley Boum searches for space against BYU on Saturday. (Courtesy Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

USF squanders late lead, falls in overtime to BYU

A six-point lead with 39 seconds remaining wasn’t enough for the San…

Souley Boum searches for space against BYU on Saturday. (Courtesy Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
Matt McCarthy attempts a layup on Saturday against Gonzaga in Spokane. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

USF hangs tough against No. 15 Gonzaga

While the San Francisco Dons were unable to pull off the potential…

Matt McCarthy attempts a layup on Saturday against Gonzaga in Spokane. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

USF pulls away late in Malibu

Malibu continued to be paradise for the San Francisco Dons, who used…

Jordan Ratinho scores a layup against Central Arkansas on Monday. (Courtesy Gerome Wright/USF Athletics)

USF rebounds after ‘funky’ first half, beats Central Arkansas

The San Francisco Dons rebounded both literally and figuratively on Monday night,…

Jordan Ratinho scores a layup against Central Arkansas on Monday. (Courtesy Gerome Wright/USF Athletics)
College basketball is an ugly product, and it’s up to the NCAA to fix that with some prodding from the consumer. (Phoebe Sheehan/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

Won’t anyone think of the children?

When most people say something is “for the kids,” they actually aren’t…

College basketball is an ugly product, and it’s up to the NCAA to fix that with some prodding from the consumer. (Phoebe Sheehan/Centre Daily Times/TNS)
Columbia head coach Kyle Smith reacts during an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut in Bridgeport, Conn., Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (Fred Beckham/2014 AP)

Dons’ new head coach outlines vision

Kyle Smith has helped struggling programs turn their fortunes around as both…

Columbia head coach Kyle Smith reacts during an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut in Bridgeport, Conn., Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (Fred Beckham/2014 AP)