San Francisco Dons vs. San Diego Toreros Pick-Odds-Prediction 3/8/14
San Diego Toreros (16-15) at San Francisco Dons (20-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: San Francisco Dons -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Storyline: San Diego collides with San Francisco Saturday in the quarterfinals of the WCC Tournament.
The Breakdown: San Francisco locked up the tournament’s third seed after its 65-61 victory over Loyola Marymount Saturday in the regular season finale. Sophomore G Avry Holmes scored a game-high 25 points, including 4 of 5 from downtown, senior F Cole Dickerson had 14 points and 8 rebounds, and junior F Cruize Pinkins added 12 points and 11 boards. The Dons topped LMU from the floor 49.0 percent to 42.9 percent and from outside the arc 42.9 percent to 30.0 percent, while dominating the glass 42-27 and converting 11 of 22 from the free throw line. On the season, San Francisco is averaging 75.3 ppg on 47.8 percent shooting. Dickerson leads the team with 14.6 ppg, followed by sophomore G Chris Doolin at 13.0 ppg.
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Meanwhile San Diego comes in seeded sixth, after dropping its regular season finale to BYU 78-70 Saturday. Junior G Christopher Anderson scored a team-high 26b points to go alongside 6 assists and 4 steals, junior G Johnny Dee had 12 points and 4 assists, and sophomore C Jito Kok added 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Toreros were outshot from the floor 51.9 percent to 43.1 percent and from beyond the arc 56.3 percent to 38.5 percent, while also conceded a 34-29 rebounding advantage and committing 15 turnovers. Through 31 games, San Diego is averaging 67.0 ppg on 44.7 percent shooting. Dee leads the team with 16.9 ppg, followed by sophomore G Duda Sanadze at 13.0 ppg.
Rick’s Pick: The line in this matchup is currently set at -4.5 for San Francisco. The Dons swept the season series with San Diego by a total of just nine points. Both games went down to the wire essentially, but San Fran appears to be the better team in all phases. Look for the Dons to cover.