Holmes' game-winner lifts USF over San Diego

Holmes' game-winner lifts USF over San Diego
January 18, 2014, 9:45 pm
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Dons forward Mark Tollefsen (23) hugs guard Avery Holmes (12) after Holmes hit a game winning shot against San Diego. (USATSI)


SAN FRANCISCO -- Avry Holmes's jumper with a half second left in the game lifted San Francisco to a 64-62 win over San Diego Saturday night, snapping a two-game losing streak.

San Diego tried to in-bound the ball to leading-scorer Johnny Dee near mid-court in hopes of getting off a shot, but the play failed.

Holmes scored with 27 seconds left to give San Francisco a three-point lead, 62-59.

Christopher Anderson answered for the Toreros to pull within one and Thomas Jacobs was fouled after stealing the ball, hitting the first of two free throws to make it 62-62.

Holmes scored 15 points to lead San Francisco (12-8, 5-3 West Coast), with Kruize Pinkins adding 14 and Cole Dickerson contributing 10.

The Dons shot 53.5 percent from the field (23-43), the 10th time this season they've shot better than 50 percent.

San Diego was paced by Dee's 16-point effort, with Anderson adding 15.

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