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2009-2010 USF MEN’S BASKETBALL QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION

School Name .... University of San Francisco Location ........................... 2130 Fulton Street, .................. San Francisco, CA 94117-1080 Religious Affiliation ....... Roman Catholic (Jesuit) Year Founded ......................................... 1855 Enrollment ............................................. 8,000 Conference ...............West Coast Conference National Affiliation ..............NCAA Division I Nickname ................................................Dons Colors ......................................... Green & Gold Home Arena ........War Memorial Gym (4,600) President ............... Fr. Stephen J. Privett, S.J. VP, Business/Finance .....................Charlie Cross Athletic Director .............. Debra Gore-Mann

USF BASKETBALL DIRECTORY

Rex Walters ............................... Head Coach 2nd Year ..............................(Kansas, 1993) Jeff Linder ................ Associate Head Coach 2nd Year ...................(Western State, 2000) 422-2928...................... jmlinder@usfca.edu Danny Yoshikawa .............. Assistant Coach 2nd Year .......................... (UC Davis, 1997) 422-6835................ dyoshikawa@usfca.edu Calvin Byrd .......................... Assistant Coach 2nd Year ........................... (Villanova, 1993) 422-2939........................ chbyrd@usfca.edu Justin Bauman ..........Director of Operations 2nd Year ..............................(Kansas, 2004) 422-2938.................. jmbauman@usfca.edu Basketball Fax ...............................422-6965 Ron Shinault ..................................422-5306 Basketball Athletic Trainer ...... rshinault@usfca.edu Dr. Ken Akizuki ..................Team Orthopedist Dr. William Montgomery .....Team Orthopedist

USF BASKETBALL QUICK FACTS

Walters’ Coaching Record at USF 13-21 (.382) - 2nd Year Walters’ Overall Coaching Record 44-54 (.444) - 4th Year 2009-10 Overall Record.........................2-2 2008-09 Record/WCC/Finish .... 11-19/3-11/7th NCAA Championships .............. 2 (1955-56) NCAA Final Fours ...................... 3 (1955-57) NIT Championship...........................1 (1949) NCAA Appearances (Record) .... 16 (21-14) NCAA Appearances (Last) .......... 16 (1998) WCC Titles (Last) ..........................15 (1981) All-time Division I Record ... 1,201-837 (.589) Letter-winners Returning/Lost............ 6/5 Starters Returning/Lost ........................ 4/1 Newcomers/Eligible D-I Transfer ....... 6/1 Basketball Press Row ........ (415) 422-2919 Basketball SID ........................ Ryan McCrary (415) 422-6162 ............ mccrary@usfca.edu

2009-10 WCC Standings

(As of 11/24/09)

Team Portland Saint Mary’s Santa Clara San Diego San Francisco Gonzaga LMU Pepperdine

WCC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PCT .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

Overall 3-0 3-1 2-1 2-1 2-2 2-2 2-3 1-3

A LOOK AT THE DONS DIOR LOWHORN - 2009-10 MID-MAJOR ALLAMERICAN: Senior forward Dior Lowhorn was named to the 2009-10 Mid-Major Preseason AllAmerica Team as announced by CollegeInsider. com. Lowhorn followed up a sensational sophomore season with a strong second season in the Green and Gold in 2008-09. Lowhorn led the West Coast Conference in scoring for the second consecutive season and captured the league scoring title in overall (20.1) and league games (19.1) for the second consecutive year. Lowhorn is the first player to lead the league in scoring in back-to-back seasons since Gonzaga’s Jeff Brown did so from 1993-94. For his efforts, Lowhorn captured All-WCC First Team honors for the second time. The Texas Tech transfer and Bay Area native turned in a prolific sophomore campaign, leading the league in overall (20.5) and WCC (20.5) scoring - the first USF player to pace the league in scoring in both categories since John Cox accomplished the feat in 2004-05 (20.0/19.9). Lowhorn’s sophomore tally of 636 points was good for fourth place on the Dons single-season scoring charts and his 604 as a junior ranked 10th. A 2008 Mid-Major All-American Lowhorn has posted at least 20 points in 39 career games, including a career-high 32 against Pepperdine (3/6/09). Lowhorn owns 10 career double-doubles.

LOWDOWN ON LOWHORN  Two-Time All-WCC First Team (2008-09)  2009-10 Preseason MidMajor All-American and All-WCC  Ranked fourth on the USF single-season scoring chart (636) as a sophomore, 10th as a junior (604)  No. 16 in USF career scoring (1,296/20.3)  Led the WCC in scoring as a sophomore & junior (20.5/20.1)  First player since Gonzaga’s Jeff Brown (1993-94) to lead WCC in scoring in consecutive league campaigns  Has reached double-digit scoring in 64 of 65 games in his USF career, including 39 with 20 or more points  Ranked fifth in WCC in rebounds (6.9), third in 3-point field goal percentage (.432) and eighth in field goal percentage (.483)

DIOR LOWHORN AMONG NATIONAL SCORING LEADERS: In his first two seasons on the Hilltop, senior forward Dior Lowhorn has cracked the top-30 Division I scoring list. The San Franciscan ranked No. 27 among final 2007-08 NCAA Division I scoring leaders at 20.5 points per game, becoming the first Don to crack the top-30 since John Cox (1999-05) did so as a senior. Lowhorn (20.1) ended his junior campaign ranked No. 23 among Division I leaders. LOWHORN SURPASSES 1,500 COMBINED CAREER POINTS: With a 23-point night at USC (12/1/08) senior forward Dior Lowhorn surpassed 1,000 combined career points and enters Wednesday’s game against Montana State with 1,552 points with 1,322 coming at USF and 230 at Texas Tech. LOWHORN CRACKS SINGLE-SEASON SCORING LIST... AGAIN: With a careerhigh 32-point outburst against Pepperdine (3/6/09) in the first round of the 2009 West Coast Conference Tournament senior forward Dior Lowhorn completed his junior year with 604 points, good for 10th place on the USF single-season scoring list. Lowhorn ranked fourth in single-season history with 636 points (31 games) as a sophomore and became just the third player in school history to score 600 or more points twice in a career. USF All-Americans Quintin Dailey (755, 1982; 693, 1981) and Bill Cartwright (710, 1979; 600, 1977) were the first to accomplish the feat. BLAKE WALLACE ON THE RISE: Senior forward Blake Wallace made an impact for USF during his first season on the Hilltop in 2008-09. The Irvine Valley JC transfer ranked fourth on the team in scoring (8.5), second in rebounds (4.1) and is second with 35 3-pointers. Wallace, who started his career at Pepperdine in 2006-07, scored a career-high 21 points at Hawaii (11/14/08) in the Verizon Wireless Tip-off Classic. Wallace turned in his first USF double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in a double overtime win against Long Beach State (12/6/08). Wallace scored 19 points with five 3-pointers against the No. 19 Zags (2/14/09). DONTAE BRYANT DRIVES AND DISHES: Senior guard Dontae Bryant did a solid job quarterbacking the USF offense in 2008-09 - his first season in the Green and Gold. Bryant averaged 4.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and led the team and ranked sixth in the West Coast Conference with 3.1 assists. The Oregonian dished out at least four assists in 13 games last season with a career-high eight against Pepperdine (3/6/09). Bryant turned in a career night at UCSB (11/23/09) with a career-high 12 points and seven rebounds to go along with three assists. DONS POST WINNING HOME RECORD: After posting a satisfying 67-66 overtime victory against ancient Bay Area and WCC rival Santa Clara in the 2009 Homecoming Game, USF closed out the 2008-09 home schedule with a 7-5 record. It was the best mark at War Memorial Gym for the Dons since posting the same mark in 2006-07.

USF vs. Montana State Game Notes - 11/25/09  

USF men's basketball game notes for Montana State 11/25/09

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