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Seattle University lost Friday night's game to USF, 97-76
Courtesy: Greg Fiume
Seattle U Men's Basketball Loses at USF
The Seattle University men's basketball team fell behind early and never recovered, as the University of San Francisco pulled away with a 97-76 victory Friday night at War Memorial Gym.

San Francisco (1-0) took the early lead thanks to an 11-1 run early in the first half, and the Dons extended their advantage to as much as 17 points late in the half before Sterling Carter (Seattle, Wash.) hit a fade-away three-pointer with time running out in the period to make the halftime score 46-32 in San Francisco's favor.

The Redhawks cut the lead to 11 early in the second half on a basket by Mark McLaughlin (Seattle, Wash.), but the Dons responded with a 10-2 run over the next three minutes to extend their lead out to 19 points at 60-41. A 15-1 scoring run by San Francisco later in the half gave the home team its biggest lead of the night at 82-51 with about seven minutes remaining in regulation.

Seattle U kept fighting, especially Garrett Lever (Phoenix, Ariz.), who made life tough for the San Francisco offense with a game-high three steals, plus contributed 11 points, and Carter, who hit four three-point shots in the final four minutes on his way to a 26-point performance. McLaughlin also reached double figures with 10 points, but Seattle U struggled offensively, shooting just 41.9 percent (26-of-62) from the field and 50 percent (14-of-28) from the free throw line.   

Michael Williams led San Francisco with 18 points, plus he pulled down eight rebounds and dished out four assists. Angelo Caloiaro notched a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, Moustapha Diarra finished with 14 points and nine rebounds, and Marko Petrovic hit three three-pointers to also score 14 points in the contest.

USF shot 47.8 percent (32-of-67) from the field and 73.5 percent (25-of-34) from the free throw line. The Dons won the rebounding battle, 50-37, including 19 offensive rebounds, and committed only 14 turnovers.

Seattle University (0-2) returns to the Pacific Northwest and opens the home portion of the schedule Sunday, Nov. 14, against former head coach Joe Callero and the Cal Poly Mustangs, beginning at 5 p.m. at KeyArena at Seattle Center. Dave Grosby and Gary Hill, Jr., will call the action from courtside on 710 ESPN Seattle on a tape-delay basis, with the radio broadcast scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

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