The University of San Francisco Dons lost their second in a row today to fall to 5-3 on the season. Three starters scored in double figures in their 59-51 loss to the Nevada Wolf Pack on the road.
The first half was an even battle, with the teams trading leads several times. The Dons led 27-26 at halftime.
But they came out of the locker room cold to start the second half, making just 1/15 shots to begin the final frame. Nevada took advantage of that and built a 15-point lead with 7:36 remaining.
The Dons, to their credit, battled back. An 11-2 cut the lead to two with 2:41 to play, but that would be as close as they would get.
The Wolf Pack finished the game with five consecutive free throws and shut out the Dons over the final stretch to seal an eight point-victory at home.
Cole Dickerson had 11 points and nine rebounds to lead the way for the Dons. The game high went to guard Deonte Burton of Nevada, who finished with 14.