Skip to main content
Seniors lead Toreros past Pepperdine 76-69
Seniors lead Toreros past Pepperdine

March 2, 2013

Final Stats

(San Diego, Calif.) - It was Senior Day at the Jenny Craig Pavilion and USD's trio of seniors (Chris Manresa, Cameron Miles, Ken Rancifer) played a huge role in the team's hard-fought 76-69 victory over the Pepperdine Waves. Manresa and Rancifer each chipped in with 13 points and Miles added 10 points and a season-high 5 assists. Rounding out USD's balanced scoring attack was the sophomore backcourt tandem of Johnny Dee (14 points) and Christopher Anderson (13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists).

With the win the Toreros finish up WCC play with a 7-9 mark, tied with San Francisco, and will be the No. 6 seed in next week's WCC Championship. San Diego (14-17 overall record) will face off against this same Pepperdine Waves squad (12-17, 4-12 WCC), who will be the No. 7 seed, on Thursday, March 7th in the last game of the day (approx. 8:20 p.m.).

"It was a hard fought win, and I think we needed one like that," said head coach Bill Grier. "We had to battle all the way to the end to beat them. To have your three seniors play that well in their last home game and win is pretty special. To have those three in double figures, and to have five total in double figure scoring, it's amazing how much that helps your offense. I thought all three of them really had a great way about them from the start."

Unlike this past Thursday, the Toreros got off to a quick start and jumped out to a 7-3 lead with Dee and Anderson scoring, followed by a three-pointer from Miles. Pepperdine battled back and eventually took a 20-14 lead at the 10:24 mark on a three-pointer from Jordan Baker. The game was tied for the seventh time late in the half before Cameron Miles buried a three-pointer just before the halftime buzzer for a 37-34 intermission lead.



The game stayed close throughout most of the second half with USD finally edging ahead 66-60 on a three-pointer from Dee with 4:57 to go. From there the closest Pepperdine would get is within four points as the Toreros ended their five-game skid. The Waves got a game-high 22 points from guard Lorne Jackson, while Jett Raines chipped in 13 points off the bench. Stacy Davis (12 points) and Jordan Baker (10 points) also reached double digits.

The Toreros shot 50.0% from the floor for the game (27-54) and a solid 77.3% from the free throw line. USD also held the advantage on the boards, 33-28.

Video Thumbnail USD Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail USD Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail USD Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail USD Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail USD Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics


  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago


West Coast Conference USD
Top ^
» «