Jan 18, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Dons forward Kruize Pinkins (15) and Avry Holmes (12) celebrate at the buzzer after defeating the San Diego Toreros 64-62. at War Memorial Gymnasium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Avry Holmes The Hero As USF Dons Top San Diego


Jan 18, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Dons guard Avry Holmes (12) drives to the basket in the final seconds of the game against the San Diego Toreros at War Memorial Gymnasium. The San Francisco Dons defeated the San Diego Toreros 64-62. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Avry Holmes buried a wing jump shot with 0.5 second left and the USF Dons tripped the San Diego Toreros 64-62 Saturday night at War Memorial Gym.

Holmes had scored with 27 seconds left to give the Dons (12-8, 5-3 West Coast Conference) a 62-59 lead, but the Toreros (11-9, 2-5) got a bucket from Christopher Anderson to get back within one and Thomas Jacobs was fouled after a steal. He hit the first of his two free throws to tie it up 62-62.

The game was tight throughout, with neither team holding more than a five-point lead.

Holmes led the Dons with 15 points, Kruize Pinkins had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Cole Dickerson scored 10 points.

Johnny Dee scored 16 points for the Toreros. Anderson added 15 to go with five assists and Duda Sanadze tossed in 11 points. Jito Kok had seven rebounds and Jacobs had three steals.

San Diego was 21-for-49 (42.9 percent) overall, 8-for-18 (44.4 percent) from 3-point territory and 12-for-15 (80 percent) at the line. USF was 23-for-43 (53.5 percent), 6-for-11 (54.5 percent) and 12-for-22 (54.5 percent).

The Dons won the rebounding battle 30-27 and turned the ball over 10 times to just eight for the Toreros.

USF hosts Santa Clara next Saturday for a 5 p.m. tipoff.

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