San Francisco coach Rex Walters calls to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pacific in the first round of the West Coast Conference tournament Friday, March 6, 2015, in Las Vegas. San Francisco won 62-58. (AP Photo/
David Becker
March 06, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) Kruize Pinkins and Tim Derksen scored 14 points and eighth-seeded San Francisco held off ninth-seeded Pacific 62-58 on Friday in the opening round of the West Coast Conference tournament.

Devin Watson added 13 points and Mark Tollefson 10 for the Dons (14-17), who face seventh-ranked Gonzaga, the top seed, Saturday night.

USF was ahead 55-47 after a Derksen layup with 4:52 to play, the last field goal for the Dons, who hit 7 of 12 free throws from there.

Dulani Robinson's 3-pointer pulled Pacific within 60-58 with 23 seconds left before Derksen made the last points at 20 seconds. Then the Tigers missed a layup and a 3-pointer and one last shot after USF missed two free throws with 3 seconds left.

T.J. Wallace had 14 and David Taylor 13 for Pacific (12-19), which lost by 10 to USF in the regular-season finale and went 0-3 against the Dons this season.

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