SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco and Portland will look to bounce back from respective defeats when the two teams battle in the West Coast Conference on Thursday night.
San Francisco Dons vs. Portland Pilots Game Information
Tonight’s game will take place at the War Memorial at the Sobrato Center and ESPNU will have the live television coverage. Fans can also stream the action live on their Amazon Fire TV or Firestick via WatchESPN or the ESPN App.
Last time out, San Francisco suffered an 85-62 defeat to No. 1 Gonzaga on Saturday, but the Dons (7-5, 1-1 West Coast Conference) will take some confidence from the game despite the final outcome after putting up some resistance in the early stages of the contest.
Portland was defeated 84-68 by Seattle on Dec. 30 and will aim to recover quickly, especially after losing two of the last three. The Pilots (6-3) have won three of the past five games.
San Francisco comes in averaging 74.4 points per game offensively and giving away 69.0 points at the other end. The Dons are shooting 43.4% from the on 13.2 assists per game, while grabbing 35.6 rebounds per contest.
Meanwhile, Portland is scoring 73.4 points per game and giving away 75.8, while shooting 41.6% from the field and pulling down 34.3 rebounds per outing.
According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, the San Francisco Dons start with a 93.9% chance to win the game and they start as a 17.5 point favorite with the over/under sitting at 147.5.
How To Watch
Ahmed Ali is averaging 19.0 points per game and shooting 46.7% from the field and 84.8% from the free-throw line for Portland. Eddie Davis is putting out 11.3 points per game and 5.6 rebounds for the Pilots, who will be playing their first conference fixture this season.
There are three San Francisco Dons players scoring in double figures this season. Jamaree Bouyea leads the way with 18.0 points per game and is shooting 54.6% from the field and 44.4% from 3-pointers.
Khalil Shabazz is putting in 14.3 points and 4.1 rebounds and Dzmitry Ryuny is scoring 10.3 points and 6.3 rebounds.