The San Francisco Dons were hoping to pick up their first conference victory of the season on Saturday, but a flawless first half of play from the BYU Cougars has USF trailing big at halftime. After 20 minutes of play, BYU leads San Francisco by a score of 42-20.
The Dons shot 0-for-14 from behind the arc in the first half and made just eight of their 31 field goal attempts. Cole Dickerson leads the way with six points, while Cody Doolin, Rashad Green and Perris Blackwell all had four points each. USF turned the ball over six times in the half and converted on just four of their eight free throws. Needless to say, it was not a good half for the team.
BYU could do no wrong in the first half and shot an astounding 61.5% from the field. The Cougars hit seven of their 10 3-pointers, dished out 16 assists and were backed by a great home court advantage. Brock Zylstra, Brandon Davies and Matt Carlino all have nine points, while Noah Hartsock has six.
At this point, the Dons can only hope for a strong effort in the second half. The game is basically over, but a team can learn a lot about themselves in a bad loss. Let's hope they build on it.