The No. 5 seed San Francisco Dons closed the first half on an 18-2 run and never looked back, cruising to a 87-66 win over the No. 8 seed Portland Pilots Thursday night in the 2012 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rashad Green had 19 points and six rebounds for San Francisco, who shot 50.8% on the night. Angelo Caloiaro added 19 points and Perris Blackwell had 15 points and six rebounds for the Dons. That trio combined to make 21 of 29 shots (72.4%) from the field.
The Dons led 33-30 with 4:53 remaining in the first half, but went on an 18-2 run to take a 51-32 halftime advantage.
San Francisco led by as many as 29 points in the second half. Nemanja Mitrovic led the Pilots with 16 points.
The Dons advance to battle the No. 4 Loyola Marymount Lions on Friday night at 6 p.m. PST on ESPNU in the tournament quarterfinals. LMU has beaten San Francisco twice this season, but only by a total of three points.