The San Francisco Dons traveled to Provo on Saturday afternoon to take on the BYU Cougars in West Coast Conference play. The Dons were hoping to pick up their first conference win, but knew they would be facing a tough opponent in BYU. San Francisco ran into big trouble early on and a resurgent second half was not nearly enough to even things out. With the lopsided 81-56 loss, the Dons fall to 0-3 in WCC play, with an overall record of 10-7. BYU improves to 14-4 overall and to 3-1 in conference play.
The first half was a bit of a bloodbath as the Cougars opened up a 22-point lead in the first half. They headed into halftime with the Dons trailing 42-20. San Francisco was able to regroup in the second half, only being outscored 39-36, but the damage had already been done.
Only one member of the Dons scored double digits. Guard Michael Wiliams scored exactly 10 points while going a miserable 3-for-12 from the floor. Perris Blackwell added six points and 10 rebounds.
The Dons will play their next game on Monday, January 9, when they visit the St. Mary's Gaels.