The San Francisco Dons wrapped up their season-long five-game road trip Thursday evening with a 65-62 victory over the Montana Grizzlies. The Dons improved to 6-3 on the season behind strong efforts from Rashad Green and Angelo Caloiaro. USF heads home for a three-game homestand where they will face off against Pacific Union, Pacific and Menlo College.
USF did not trail through the first half as they took a 34-28 lead into the locker room. They came out and maintained that lead into the under-16 timeout when things began to get a little hairy. The Grizzlies clawed back to take their first lead with 8:01 remaining on a Mike Weisner three-pointer. Montana expanded the lead to six with 3:51 remaining when USF took a full timeout.
Rashad Green grabbed the final four of his 18 points in the game coming out of the timeout on a pair of layups to cut the lead to two. After Angelo Caloiaro made a layup to tie the game, Kareem Jamar converted a three-point play on a layup and the foul. Cody Doolin responded with his own three to tie the game and then added a layup with 35 seconds left to take the lead. The Dons would add one free throw to net the final victory margin as Montana missed a pair of three-points and a layup over the final 1:10.
The Dons are wrapping up their non-conference schedule over the next three weeks. They have the three home games mentioned above, following by a pre-Christmas trip to Massachusetts to face Holy Cross on December 22. USF will then open conference play on December 29 in Southern California against Pepperdine.