BYU unable to bounce back at home

Feb 10 2013 - 1:18am

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BYU's Cory Calvert puts a shot up over San Francisco's Cole Dickerson during an NCAA college basketball game at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. San Francisco won 99-87.  (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Spenser Heaps)
BYU's Cory Calvert puts a shot up over San Francisco's Cole Dickerson during an NCAA college basketball game at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. San Francisco won 99-87.  (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Spenser Heaps)

PROVO -- The BYU men's basketball team could not overcome a hot shooting night from the San Francisco Dons in a 99-87 loss on Saturday night at the Marriott Center.

De'End Parker scored 23 points, Chris Adams and Avry Holmes added 17 apiece, and San Francisco came alive in the second half to rally past BYU.

The Dons (11-13, 4-7 West Coast) shot 57 percent from the floor, including 72 percent after halftime, and were 14 of 23 from 3-point range -- 9 of 10 in the second half.

Brock Zylstra had 18 points for the Cougars (18-8, 8-4), and conference scoring leader Tyler Haws chipped in 16.

BYU led 48-39 at halftime and 62-47 after Matt Carlino's jumper with 14:25 to play, but San Francisco came alive after that, outscoring the Cougars 52-25 the rest of the way. Holmes' 3-pointer with 5:56 left put the Dons ahead for good, 75-72, and San Francisco went on to lead by as many as 16.

With the win, San Francisco avenged January's 80-76 home loss to BYU. The Cougars were coming off a loss to San Diego.

Brandon Davies added 13 and Craig Cusick and Matt Carlino added 12 and 10, respectively.

The Cougars have a week off before hosting Portland next Saturday.

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