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TF 13
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Thu Dec. 22
11:00pm
BONUS
86
TF 9
UTAH
7-3
ML: +650
UTAH -11.5, O/U 146.5
ML: -1000
SANFRAN
UTAH

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San Francisco holds off Utah 89-86 in Diamond Head Classic

HONOLULU (AP) It didn't take first-year San Francisco coach Kyle Smith very long to notch a signature win.

Led by Ronnie Boyce's 19-point effort off the bench, San Francisco held off Utah 89-86 in a quarterfinal game of the Diamond Head Classic Thursday night.

The Dons (9-2) recorded their first win over the Utes (7-3) since Dec. 11, 1976, and improved to 4-7 all-time in the series. In the preseason, San Francisco was picked by the West Coast Conference coaches to finish ninth out of 10 teams.

''We've been playing well, but we've had a pretty favorable schedule so far and this was the best team we've played, so for sure it was a great win,'' Smith said. ''I think this is a good confidence boost for our program to know that we're able to compete with a team from the Pac-12.''

USF did it with hot shooting from the perimeter. It shot 57.1 percent (16 of 28) on 3-pointers and 52.5 percent (31 of 59) from the field. Seven different players hit a 3-pointer - Remu Raitanen made 4 of 5, Boyce 3 of 4 and Chase Foster 3 of 5.

''Our issues were inability to defend the 3-point line,'' Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said. ''They hit some tough shots and earned a lot of those makes. I'd say half of them were things we talked about all week that we had to avoid.''

Boyce shot 6 of 13 from the field and scored 12 of his points after halftime to lead the Dons, who also got 12 apiece from Foster and Raitanen.

Utah got off to a hot shooting start, but trailed USF at halftime 38-35.

The Dons led by 15 following a step-back 3-pointer by Boyce with 13:11 left to play. However, Utah got to within 88-86 after Lorenzo Bonham drained a pair of free throws with 39 seconds remaining.

The Utes got the ball back with a chance to tie or go ahead with 9.1 seconds, but USF's Matt McCarthy drew a charging call on Sedrick Barefield and Frankie Ferrari made the second of two free throws with 1.6 seconds left to stretch it to 89-86.

Jojo Zamora's desperation shot from near half court was well short as time expired.

Barefield came off the bench to score 25 of his game-high 35 points after halftime and David Collette added 18 to pace the Utes (7-3).

The teams combined for 44 turnovers.

BIG PICTURE

San Francisco: The Dons tied the Diamond Head Classic tournament record with 16 made 3-pointers. They tied the mark set by BYU against New Mexico in last season's tournament.

Utah: Junior forward Kyle Kuzma went down with an apparent lower leg injury less than a minute into the game and did not return. He was not seen on the bench after halftime. Kuzma had a string of five consecutive double-doubles broken. The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Flint, Michigan, native entered the contest averaging team highs of 16 points and 11.3 rebounds.

''It'll be a trip to get X-rays and hopefully no breaks,'' Krystkowiak said. ''It didn't look good and he was in an awful lot of pain. It wouldn't strike me as something we'll see him bounce back from.''

STAT OF THE GAME

On the same night it tied the tournament record for made 3-pointers, USF also tied a six-year old record with 23 turnovers in a game. The Dons matched Hawaii's 23 turnovers against Florida State in the 2010 edition of the Diamond Head Classic.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

About midway through the first half, Collette, a 6-for-10, 230-pound forward, led a fast break before dishing to Barefield, whose layup gave the Utes a 22-19 lead. It was Collette's lone assist of the night.

UP NEXT

San Francisco, which has now won five of its last six games, advanced to Friday's semifinal round and will face the winner of Thursday's late quarterfinal between Illinois State and Hawaii.

Utah, which had won three of its last four games entering Thursday, will face the Illinois State-Hawaii loser in a consolation game Friday.

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Key Players
N. Renfro
K. Kuzma
31.8 Min. Per Game 31.8
16.0 Pts. Per Game 16.0
3.6 Ast. Per Game 3.6
11.3 Reb. Per Game 11.3
49.1 Field Goal % 46.0
17.6 Three Point % 18.5
48.4 Free Throw % 68.6
+ 1 Frankie Ferrari made 2nd of 2 free throws 2.0
  Frankie Ferrari missed 1st of 2 free throws 2.0
  30-second timeout called 2.0
  Personal foul on David Collette 2.0
  Offensive foul turnover on Sedrick Barefield 4.0
  Offensive foul on Sedrick Barefield 4.0
  30-second timeout called 8.0
  35-second shot clock violation turnover on San Francisco 8.0
  Frankie Ferrari missed driving layup 9.0
+ 1 Lorenzo Bonam made 2nd of 2 free throws 39.0
+ 1 Lorenzo Bonam made 1st of 2 free throws 39.0
Team Stats
Points 89 86
Field Goals 31-59 (52.5%) 29-55 (52.7%)
3-Pointers 16-28 (57.1%) 7-17 (41.2%)
Free Throws 11-16 (68.8%) 21-26 (80.8%)
Total Rebounds 29 25
Offensive 6 5
Defensive 22 20
Team 1 0
Assists 16 12
Steals 9 10
Blocks 0 2
Turnovers 22 21
Fouls 26 17
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST
35 PTS, 1 REB
12T
away team logo San Francisco 9-2 385189
home team logo Utah 7-3 355186
Team Stats
away team logo San Francisco 9-2 76.1 PPG 39 RPG 14.2 APG
home team logo Utah 7-3 75.6 PPG 38.9 RPG 14.2 APG
Key Players
00
R. Boyce G PPG RPG APG FG%
2
S. Barefield G 16.8 PPG 2.1 RPG 3.8 APG 40.8 FG%
Top Scorers
R. Boyce G 19 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
S. Barefield G 35 PTS 1 REB 0 AST
52.5 FG% 52.7
57.1 3PT FG% 41.2
68.8 FT% 80.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Foster 12 4 3 4/8 3/5 1/3 2 27 0 0 2 0 4
M. Djordjevic 9 2 2 4/5 1/1 0/0 2 16 0 0 0 0 2
J. Ratinho 8 0 1 2/4 2/3 2/2 3 22 1 0 0 0 0
N. Renfro 4 1 0 2/5 0/2 0/1 1 18 1 0 4 1 0
J. Lull 4 2 0 1/2 0/0 2/2 4 9 0 0 4 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Foster 12 4 3 4/8 3/5 1/3 2 27 0 0 2 0 4
M. Djordjevic 9 2 2 4/5 1/1 0/0 2 16 0 0 0 0 2
J. Ratinho 8 0 1 2/4 2/3 2/2 3 22 1 0 0 0 0
N. Renfro 4 1 0 2/5 0/2 0/1 1 18 1 0 4 1 0
J. Lull 4 2 0 1/2 0/0 2/2 4 9 0 0 4 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Boyce 19 3 1 6/13 3/4 4/5 2 20 2 0 5 0 3
R. Raitanen 12 5 1 4/6 4/5 0/0 4 25 1 0 2 2 3
F. Ferrari 7 3 2 2/6 2/4 1/2 2 22 2 0 0 0 3
M. McCarthy 6 7 2 3/4 0/0 0/0 3 25 1 0 5 1 6
C. Minlend 5 1 2 2/5 1/4 0/0 2 13 1 0 0 1 0
C. Anderson 3 0 2 1/1 0/0 1/1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
N. Loew - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. French - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Turner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 89 28 16 31/59 16/28 11/16 26 200 9 0 22 6 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Collette 18 3 1 7/12 0/0 4/5 5 34 2 0 1 1 2
D. Daniels 11 3 2 5/7 0/0 1/3 4 28 1 1 1 2 1
L. Bonam 10 4 4 2/4 0/2 6/6 2 28 2 0 3 0 4
J. Zamora 3 1 1 1/7 0/3 1/1 0 20 1 0 3 1 0
K. Kuzma 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Collette 18 3 1 7/12 0/0 4/5 5 34 2 0 1 1 2
D. Daniels 11 3 2 5/7 0/0 1/3 4 28 1 1 1 2 1
L. Bonam 10 4 4 2/4 0/2 6/6 2 28 2 0 3 0 4
J. Zamora 3 1 1 1/7 0/3 1/1 0 20 1 0 3 1 0
K. Kuzma 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Barefield 35 1 0 11/15 5/7 8/9 2 36 0 0 5 0 1
T. Rawson 9 9 2 3/8 2/5 1/2 2 37 2 1 6 1 8
P. Van Dyke 0 2 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 7 1 0 0 0 2
G. Bealer 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 1 0 1 0 1
J. Johnson 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 6 0 0 1 0 1
J. Connor - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Coleman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Jokl - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Reininger - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Rydalch - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Seeley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 86 25 12 29/55 7/17 21/26 17 200 10 2 21 5 20