Kyle Smith

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…

 

Charles Minlend (14) of the University of San Francisco drives the lane against Cal on Dec. 5, 2018, at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. (Chris Victorio - Special to S.F. Examiner)

Charles Minlend, San Francisco blast Cal 79-60 at Haas Pavilion

BERKELEY -- San Francisco guard Charles Minlend Jr. ducked under the basket…

 

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…

 

Jordan Ratinho. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

What you need to know after USF advances to the semifinals of the CBI

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — Seemingly headed for a resounding win over Utah…

Jordan Ratinho. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Frankie Ferrari has claimed the role of lead guard in USF’s offense after leaving the program and returning after a coaching change. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

From Uber driver to Dons’ star: Frankie Ferrari’s crazy ride to USF and back again

About a year-and-a-half ago, Frankie Ferrari wasn’t the on-court general of the…

Frankie Ferrari has claimed the role of lead guard in USF’s offense after leaving the program and returning after a coaching change. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Frankie Ferrari has settled into a regular role for University of San Francisco in his redshirt junior season. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

What you need to know from the University of San Francisco’s 4th win in 5 games

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — A couple of days after shocking Saint Mary’s,…

Frankie Ferrari has settled into a regular role for University of San Francisco in his redshirt junior season. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
The University of San Francisco men's basketball team celebrates beating Saint Mary's on Thursday. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

What you need to know: University of San Francisco’s shocking upset of Saint Mary’s

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — The University of San Francisco delivered the most…

The University of San Francisco men's basketball team celebrates beating Saint Mary's on Thursday. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Chase Foster has been performing well since being added to the starting lineup. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

What you need to know from USF’s narrow win over Portland

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — Kyle Smith, the head coach of the University…

Chase Foster has been performing well since being added to the starting lineup. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Frankie Ferrari has settled into a regular role for University of San Francisco in his redshirt junior season. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

After rough start, USF aims to find stability, postseason berth

As the University of San Francisco embarks on the second half of…

Frankie Ferrari has settled into a regular role for University of San Francisco in his redshirt junior season. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Souley Boum was a standout guard for Oakland Tech before becoming University of San Francisco’s leading scorer this season. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

Oakland-bred point guard Souley Boum forced into starring role as a freshman at USF

'We live in a tough city, so basketball is actually easy' Souley…

Souley Boum was a standout guard for Oakland Tech before becoming University of San Francisco’s leading scorer this season. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Kyle Smith. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What you need to know about USF’s failed rally against Santa Clara

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — After an unsightly first half, the University of…

Kyle Smith. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt McCarthy (Chris M. Leung/USF Dons Athletics)

Ugly-shooting Dons play a dangerous game in easy win over Radford

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — The University of San Francisco’s final home tuneup…

Matt McCarthy (Chris M. Leung/USF Dons Athletics)
University of San Francisco head coach Kyle Smith led his team to 20 wins in his first season in charge. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Dons new boss aces debut season, but bigger test awaits

When Kyle Smith was still the head coach at Columbia last March,…

University of San Francisco head coach Kyle Smith led his team to 20 wins in his first season in charge. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Chase Foster attempts a 3-pointer in the first half of the University of San Francisco men’s basketball team’s game against Pepperdine on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

USF handles Pepperdine ‘and then some’

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — Young as the group might be, the University…

Chase Foster attempts a 3-pointer in the first half of the University of San Francisco men’s basketball team’s game against Pepperdine on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Saint Mary's forward Calvin Hermanson hits one of the four 3-pointers he made against USF on Thursday night. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

USF can’t solve Saint Mary’s dilemma

MORAGA — The Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team has a simple and…

Saint Mary's forward Calvin Hermanson hits one of the four 3-pointers he made against USF on Thursday night. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco head coach Kyle Smith led his team to 20 wins in his first season in charge. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

New USF coach’s vision comes into focus

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — Back in October, as Kyle Smith prepared to…

University of San Francisco head coach Kyle Smith led his team to 20 wins in his first season in charge. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Charles Minlend, seen here in Novemberof 2016, scored a team-high 16 points in his first game back after missing an entire season. (Jacob C. Palmer)

USF men’s hoops continues plowing through non-con schedule

WAR MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM — Alcorn State traveled from Lorman, Miss., to play…

Charles Minlend, seen here in Novemberof 2016, scored a team-high 16 points in his first game back after missing an entire season. (Jacob C. Palmer)
New USF men's basketball head coach Kyle Smith prepares his players for their first game of the season on Friday. (Courtesy USF Athletics)

New braintrust aims to return Dons to prominence

As Kyle Smith begins his first season patrolling the sideline at War…

New USF men's basketball head coach Kyle Smith prepares his players for their first game of the season on Friday. (Courtesy USF Athletics)
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)
Kyle Smith chose to leave Columbia for the head coaching opportunity at the University of San Francisco. (Orlin Wagner/AP)

USF hires Columbia’s head coach

NEW YORK — Leaving Columbia wasn’t an easy choice for Kyle Smith.…

Kyle Smith chose to leave Columbia for the head coaching opportunity at the University of San Francisco. (Orlin Wagner/AP)