Monday night’s game against Idaho State featured another thrilling game at the Hilltop, with fantastic shooting from both teams. Unfortunately, the San Francisco Dons allowed Idaho State to score the last seven points of the game which gave Idaho state the victory. With back to back losses for the Dons, you wouldn’t think there be any bright spots. Yet shooting Guard Chris Adams came with a huge spark off the bench that the Dons needed.
“He (Chris Adams) was great in the first half, I thought he was spectacular in the first half,” said Rex Walters after the game.
Chris Adams was on fire in the first half with 5-of-6 three pointers made. Idaho State played a zone defense that gave Chris Adams plenty opportunities to show how much his three point shooting has improved since his arrival at the Hilltop in 2011. Chris Adams made 7-of-12 three-pointers for a career-high 21 points to lead five Dons in double-figures. Appearing in only 28 games last season, 39 out of 43 of Chris Adams’ shots came from the three point arc so he was licking his chops to see Idaho State playing zone.
USF made a school-record 17 three-pointers in 46 attempts on Monday night. With big games coming up against Montana and Oregon, getting production off of the bench is crucial to the Dons. So having Chris Adams and JUCO transfer Kruize Pinkins who added 14 points and 7 rebounds against Idaho State, will help the Dons won a big road trip to Missoula and Eugene. Chris Adams was a pleasant surprise on Monday night but he must show that he can be more consistent in order to be a major factor this season.