SAN DIEGO – Isaiah Wright recorded a double-double as six San Diego players scored in double-digits to defeat Hartford, 88-72, Monday night in the first round of the CollegeInsiders.com Postseason Tournament.
The Toreros (19-13) returned to the court after a nine-day break and delivered its most balanced offensive performance of the season.
Wright logged his third double-double of the season, dishing out a team-high 11 assists to go with his 14 points. He also pulled down four rebounds.
Williams grabbed a team-best six boards, while Neubauer pulled down five.
Acting head coach, Sam Scholl, earned his first victory as a head coach.
The Toreros shot 58.2 percent (32-of-55) from the field – their second-best shooting performance of the season behind a 59.1 percent (26-of-44) showing against Saint Mary’s on Feb. 3. USD went 12-of-26 (46 percent) from three-point range.
The Toreros shared the ball well, racking up 24 assists which tied its season high.
USD jumped out to an early lead and led for nearly the entire game.
An early burst by the Hawks (19-14) gave them a four-point lead in the first five minutes. That would be the biggest lead they would get all night.
Jose Martinez hit his first shot of the game – a three-pointer at the 14:37 mark of the first half – to put the Toreros up, 12-10, and give them a lead they would not relinquish.
The Toreros stretched its advantage to seven points multiple times in the first half but each time it seemed they started to be pulling away, Hartford would hit a shot or two to keep the game close. USD took a, 42-35, lead into halftime.
The Toreros came out hot in the second half, extending its lead to 16 points in the first four minutes.
The Hawks would not go away, however, cutting the lead to four points, 57-53, on a layup by Travis Weatherington with 11:14 to play.
USD responded with a 20-5 run over the next five minutes to extend its lead to 77-58 with 6:28 remaining in regulation. The run helped seal the decision for the Toreros who advance to the next round of the tournament.
San Diego continues play in the CIT on Saturday at 7 p.m. PT when it plays host to Portland State.
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