Cavic’s 25 points help USF snap losing streak

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Danny Cavic had a career-high 25 points as San Francisco broke a four-game losing streak with a 73-60 win over Portland Monday night.

Cavic, a 6-foot-6 senior guard, made six 3-pointers in nine attempts and the Dons (7-19, 3-8 West Coast Conference) hit a season-high 10 3-pointers.

It was the 10th straight victory in the series for USF, which also got a career-high 20 points from Vince Polakovic and 14 by WCC-leading scorer Dior Lowhorn.

Nik Raivo had 16 points for Portland (8-19, 2-10), which fought back from a 14-point second-half deficit to take a short-lived one-point lead but lost its third straight and sixth of seven.

USF took a 26-17 lead with 5:36 left in the first half following an 11-0 run that was started with a turnaround jumper by Lowhorn and finished off with a 3-pointer by Myron Strong. Two other 3-pointers by Polakovic made up the rally.

Portland eventually closed to 29-28 before Cavic made three straight three-pointers keying a 13-0 run, giving USF a 42-28 lead with 14:34 remaining in the game. But the Pilots rattled off 23 of the game’s next 31 finished off with a 3-pointer by Jared Stohl to take a 51-50 lead with 7:40 left.

USF coach Eddie Sutton won his 801st career game.

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Luke Sikma Luke Sikma
4-4,  8 Pts
12 Rebs, 0 Assists
 San Francisco
Danny Cavic Danny Cavic
6-11,  25 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists

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