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SAN FRANCISCO DONS BASKETBALL - PAGE 5 USF NEWCOMERS READY FOR BATTLE: USF head coach Rex Walters welcomes no fewer than seven newcomers to the Hilltop for the 2009-10 season. A Junior College All-American - junior center Moustapha Diarra (Marseille, France) - combine with five prep standouts - forward Perris Blackwell (Etiwanda, CA), center Tomas Bruha (Prague, Czech Republic), guard Dominique O’Connor (Los Angeles), forward Nikola Stojiljkovic (Paris, France) and Michael Williams (Van Nuys, CA). In addition, sophomore guard Rashad Green (North Babylon, NY) is ready to make his Green and Gold debut after transferring from Manhattan and sitting out last season under NCAA transfer rules.

NEWCOMER NOTES  Three new additions are from Europe - Tomas Bruha (Czech Republic), Moustapha Diarra (France) and Nikola Stojiljkovic (France)  Rashad Green's older brother Danny played on North Carolina's 2009 NCAA title team  Junior center Moustapha Diarra earned NJCAA AllAmerican honors at Sheridan College (WY), averaging 18.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks as a sophomore

KWAME VAUGHN PROVIDING BIG SPARK FOR THE DONS: Sophomore guard Kwame Vaughn made strong contributions to the Dons in his first season in the Green and Gold. The Oakland native was the second-leading scorer on the team in 2008-09 at 10.8 points per game, leading all USF newcomers. Vaughn scored 17 points against Texas State (11/16/08) and added 11 points in back-to-back wins versus UC Santa Barbara (11/24/08) and Colorado State (11/29/08). Vaughn turned in a strong performance in a win at Boise State (12/13/08) with 18 points. The East Bay product scored a season-high 22 points - 19 in the second half - at San Jose State (12/22/08). Vaughn wasted no time in setting a new career-high, pouring in 24 points to lead the Dons past Dominican (11/16/09).

ANGELO CALOIARO PROVIDES A BIG LIFT: Sophomore forward Angelo Caloiaro produced for USF in his first year of basketball on the Hilltop and averaged 6.0 points, ranked third on the team in rebounding with 3.9 boards and 1.4 assists per game. Caloiaro scored a career-high 15 points in a win against UC Santa Barbara (11/24/08) and 14 points with a career-high seven rebounds against Colorado State (11/29/08). The Mitty product matched his career-high with 15 points against Cal Poly (11/13/09). SMITH TO WEAR FATHER’S RETIRED NUMBER: Sophomore guard Peter Smith will pay tribute to his father, former USF All-American and NBA standout Phil Smith, by wearing No. 20 for the 2009-10 season. It marks the first time in school history, a player will be wearing a number officially retired by the program. A USF Legend of the Hilltop and Hall-of-Famer, Phil Smith scored 1,523 career points at USF (18.1 ppg) and as a rookie helped the Golden State Warriors to their only NBA Championship in 1975. Phil Smith passed away in 2002 after a courageous battle with cancer. REMEMBERING WALLY: Longtime USF head athletic trainer Wally Hayes passed away last week. The USF Hall-of-Famer spent more than two decades selflessly serving the needs of Dons student-athletes. A San Francisco memorial will be held Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 3-5:00 PM at War Memorial Gym.

USF Men’s Basketball Team Leaders

Scoring: Dior Lowhorn - 82 (20.5) Field Goal Percentage: Dior Lowhorn - .544 (31-56) 3-Point Field Goal Percentage: Angelo Caloiaro - .545 (6-11) Free Throw Percentage: Perris Blackwell - .769 (10-13) Assists: Dontae Bryant - 15 (3.8)

WEST COAST CONFERENCE 2008-2009 FINAL STANDINGS

Team

WCC

#10 GON*!$ 14-0 SMC@ 10-4 POR^ 9-5 SCU 7-7 USD 6-8 PEP 5-9 USF 3-11 LMU 2-12

PCT

Overall

1.000 .714 .667 .533 .438 .375 .200 .133

28-6 28-7 19-13 16-17 16-16 9-23 11-19 3-28

*WCC Regular Season Champion !WCC Tournament Champion $NCAA Tournament @NIT Tournament ^CollegeBasketballInsider Tournament

(As of 11/24/09) Rebounds: Dior Lowhorn/Dontae Bryant - 19 (4.8) Offensive Rebounds: Dior Lowhorn - 8 (2.0) Steals: Dontae Bryant - 5 (1.3) Blocked Shots: Dior Lowhorn - 4 (1.0)

WEST COAST CONFERENCE 2009-2010 PRESEASON POLL School Total First 1. Gonzaga 48 6 2. Portland 44 2 3. Saint Mary’s 34 4. San Francisco 26 4. Santa Clara 26 6. San Diego 21 7. Pepperdine 13 8. Loyola Marymount 12

2009-2010 Season USF’s Record When...

(As of 11/24/09) Dons Score First .........................................1-0 Lead at Halftime ........................................2-0 Trail at Halftime .........................................0-2 Tied at Halftime .........................................0-0 Overtime Games .......................................0-0 FG% .600 or Better ....................................0-0 FG% .500 or Better ....................................1-0 FG% .400 or Better ....................................1-1 FG% .300 or Better ....................................0-1 FG% Less than .300 ..................................0-0 3-PFG .500 or better ..................................0-0 3-PFG .400 or better ..................................1-0 3-PFG .300 or better ..................................1-1 3-PFG below .300 ......................................0-1 Score 90+ ..................................................1-0 Score in 80’s...............................................0-0 Score in 70’s...............................................1-0 Score in 60’s...............................................0-2 Score in 50’s (or less) .................................0-0 More (or same) Rebounds .........................2-0 Less Rebounds ...........................................0-2 Better (or same) FG % ...............................2-1 Lower FG %...............................................0-1 Better (or same) 3 FG% .............................2-0 Lower 3 FG%............................................ 0-2 When making 5 or more 3-Pointers ...........2-1 When making more (or same) 3-pointers ...2-0 When making less 3-pointers ....................0-2 Better (or same) FT % ................................1-0 Lower FT % ...............................................1-2 Have Less (or same) TO’s than Opponents ...1-1 Have More TO’s than Opponents ..............1-1 When leading with 5 minutes left..............2-0 When leading with 1 minute left ...............2-0 When holding opponent under 70 .............2-0 Margin 1-3 points ......................................0-0 Margin 4-7 points ......................................0-0 Margin 8-10 points ....................................0-0 Margin 11-16 points ..................................1-1 Margin 17+ ...............................................1-1

Dons vs. Other Conferences (As of 11/24/09) Big East Big-12 Big Sky Big West Horizon League Ind./Div. II Missouri Valley

0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-0 0-0

2009-10 ALL-WCC PRESEASON TEAM Player Yr. Keion Bell So. Matt Bouldin Sr. T.J. Campbell Sr. Jared DuBois So. Kevin Foster So. Steven Gray Jr. Brandon Johnson Sr. Dior Lowhorn Sr. Nik Raivio Sr. Omar Samhan Sr.

Mountain West Pac-10 Patriot League Southland West Coast Western Athletic

Pos. G G G G F G G F G C

School PEP GON POR LMU SCU GON USD USF POR SMC

0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

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

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