SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Frankie Ferrari scored 18 points and Matt McCarthy had 15 points with a career-high tying 14 rebounds to help San Francisco beat Campbell 65-62 on Thursday night in the semifinals of the CBI.
The Dons (21-15) will play North Texas in the best-of-three finals beginning Monday in San Francisco.
Jordan Ratinho and Ferrari hit back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 25-23 and the Dons never again trailed. Mogga Lado's layup tied it at 51-all midway through the second half, but USF answered with a 13-4 run, including six points by McCarthy, to push its lead to nine with 3:25 remaining. Two free throws by Chris Clemons pulled Campbell (18-16) to 64-61 with 35 seconds to go but, after Ferrari missed the front end of a 1-and-1, USF got a stop and McCarthy made 1 of 2 free throws to make it 65-61 with eight seconds left and the Dons held on from there.