SAN FRANCISCO — Facing up with Breanna Drollinger at mid-court, Dolapo Balogun sank into her hips and waited. Calmly, and without fouling, San Francisco's graduate transfer held tight to the prolific BYU wing, unnerving her enough that Drollinger lost the handle with 19 seconds to go, and the ball trickled out of bounds. It was just the type of play the Dons needed in a Senior Day win against the No. 3 team in the conference, the type of play Balogun has provided regularly this season.
The sixth woman on a team with, at times, only six healthy bodies, Balogun's toughness and maturity are the driving force behind San Francisco's late season surge.