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2004 CHN began unveiling 144 Team previews in 144 Days. CHN ranked the
nations top 144 teams, and is unveiling one per day leading up until the
opening day of the 2004-05 Season.
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#129 San Francisco Dons
2003-04: 17-14, 7-7, 4th
Evans took over the head spot of the Dons in April. Evans had seven
successful years at Louisiana-Lafayette, turning that program into a Sun
Belt powerhouse. It’ll take time for the full-court, up-tempo game that
Evans likes to play to become effective in San Francisco. The Dons will
gladly take that in exchange for a fresh start and new sense of optimism.
Who’s Out: Starters James
Bayless and Alvin Broussard have both graduated. Bayless led the Dons with
12.4 points per game. USF returns the rest of their squad which is full of
players waiting to step up to the starting lineup.
Who’s In: Center Jason
Carter, a transfer from Colorado, has sat out his year and will see some
quality minutes under the basket. German guard Felix Czerny and Juco
forward Johnny Dukes round out the Dons recruiting class.
Who to Watch: Tyrone Riley
scored over 11 points and led the team with 7.2 rebounds per game last
year. He’ll be asked to score even more during his senior season. The 6-7
forward has been inconsistent at times and if he has a streak of bad games,
the Dons could be in trouble. Riley has to stay on the floor and be a more
reliable scoring threat for USF to be on top of the WCC.
Projected Conference Rank:
The Dons are planning on having a difficult non-conference schedule with
games against Stanford and St. Joe’s. They’ll be prepared for the West
Coast Conference match-ups by the time they come around. The best is yet to
come in San Fran and finishing 4th this year is a step in that
2003-04 Post-season: none
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