Jan. 25, 2013
GAME #22: The USD Toreros (11-10; 4-2 WCC) return to the Jenny Craig Pavilion for a rare 1:00 p.m. game on Saturday as they play host to the Santa Clara Broncos (15-6; 3-3 WCC). USD will be looking to snap a 2-game skid while the SCU Broncos come to town with a 3-game win streak.
SERIES RECORD: This is the 73rd meeting between USD and Santa Clara with the Broncos owning a 39-33 advantage... USD has won two straight in the series, sweeping both games last season - at SCU on Jan. 12th (75-62; Johnny Dee with 26 points) and at the JCP on Feb. 4th (70-65; Johnny Dee with 19 points & Christopher Anderson with 13 points). Santa Clara swept both games two seasons ago.
RADIO-TV: All USD home and away games will be broadcast live on The Mighty 1090 or ESPN 1700 AM with Andy Masur (6th season) bringing you all the action; his pre-game shows air 15 minutes prior to tip-off. Thursday's game airs on The Mighty 1090. The game will also be on Time Warner Cable Sportsnet (Ari Wolfe and Brad Holland) as part of the WCC Game of the Week. The WCC Preview show airs at 12:30 p.m. with a Johnny Dee feature scheduled.
A LOOK AHEAD: The Toreros are off until February 2nd when they return to the JCP to host the Gonzaga Bulldogs in an 8pm contest (ESPNU). That will be the first of four games in a tough 8-day stretch followed by LMU (Feb. 4), BYU (Feb. 7) and Saint Mary's (Feb. 9).
WCC STANDINGS (thru Jan. 25th): Gonzaga (5-0 WCC, 18-2), Saint Mary's (5-1, 16-4), BYU (5-2, 15-6), San Diego (4-2, 11-10), Santa Clara (3-3, 15-6), Pepperdine (2-4, 10-9), San Francisco (2-5, 9-11) Portland (1-5, 8-13), Loyola Marymount (1-6, 8-12). OTHER WCC GAMES FOR SATURDAY: Pepperdine at Saint Mary's (3pm), USF at Gonzaga (5pm), BYU at Portland (7:30 pm).
COACH GRIER (6TH YEAR): Coach Bill Grier (Oregon, 1990) is in his sixth season at the helm of the USD program... He enters the Santa Clara contest with a 11-10 mark and 4-2 WCC record... Last season's squad finished 13-18, but won 4 of its final 6 regular-season WCC games and then advanced to the quarterfinals of the WCC Championships before falling to BYU by just 5 points... The 2010-11 season was highlighted by a 74-66 home win over #23 Saint Mary's, along with a 67-64 win over Utah... The 2009-10 season was highlighted by wins over Stanford, #25 Oklahoma, Houston and Boise State... His 2008-09 campaign (16-16) was highlighted by road wins over Oregon and Mississippi State... In his rookie year (2007-08) he guided the Toreros to an overall mark of 22-14 and 3rd place finish in the WCC race at 11-3... He guided the Toreros to three wins and the championship title at the WCC Tournament with wins over Pepperdine, Saint Mary's and No. 20 Gonzaga... The Toreros then upset No. 15 UCONN in the NCAA Tournament opener with a 70-69 overtime victory, before falling to Western Kentucky in the second round... His 11 WCC wins were the second most for league wins in a single season in program history... Grier is USD's 11th head coach overall and just the 4th head coach since the Torero program moved to the NCAA Division I ranks in 1979-80... His 22 wins in 2007-08 were also the most by a Torero coach in his first season at USD. In addition to knocking off Kentucky on the road, 81-72, the Toreros earned three wins over Top-25 teams: #21 Saint Mary's, #20 Gonzaga and #15 Connecticut... Bill and his wife, Nicole, have two daughters, Giselle & Ashley.
SAINT MARY'S RUNS PAST TOREROS 81-48: McKeon Pavilion on the campus of Saint Mary's College is a tough environment to play in and visitors over the past two seasons have gone a combined 1-27 there, but the USD Toreros didn't help their cause by connecting on just 15 baskets while turning the ball over 15 times on Thursday... After both teams got off to slow starts in the first 7 minutes of the game, the host Gaels (16-4; 5-1 WCC) were able to get their offense untracked and eventually raced to a 42-19 halftime advantage... The second half was no better for the Toreros as the Gaels held a 30-point plus lead the majority of the second half... No Torero reached double-digit scoring with a trio finishing with 8 points (Johnny Dee, Mike Davis and Cameron Miles)... Saint Mary's was paced by Beau Levesque off the bench with 20 points, while starters Brad Waldow (15 points) and Mitchell Young (10 points) also turned in solid performances... Senior guard Matthew Dellavedova just missed a double-double with 9 points and 11 assists... SMC shot 54.7% from the field and totaled 38 rebounds; USD managed just 36.6% shooting and 19 boards.
TORERO TIDBITS: The USD Toreros look to snap their current 2-game skid when they host the Santa Clara Broncos Saturday... Through 21 games this season, sophomore guard Johnny Dee is the lone Torero averaging in double-digit scoring with his 14.7 points per game average... He has converted 48 three-pointers out of his 104 made baskets, and also is one of the nation's best at the free throw line where he has made 52-of-57 attempts (91.2%)... Two Toreros are just below the double-digit scoring mark - Ken Rancifer (9.6 ppg) and Christopher Anderson (9.5 ppg)... Anderson also ranks 15th in the nation in steals (2.45) and 34th in assists (5.6)... Among WCC teams, the Toreros rank 1st in 3-point field goal percentage defense (.303)... Toreros that rank in the top-10 for WCC stats include: Dee - 1st in FT% , 8th in 3-point percent (.403) and 10th in scoring; Anderson - 2nd in steals, 4th in assists, and 6th in assist/turnover ratio (+2.0), Rancifer - 8th in 3-point percent (.403), and Jito Kok - tied for 1st in blocked shots (1.7)... With 35 blocks, Kok needs 4 more to set a new USD freshman mark of 39... Scott Thompson (`83-84) holds the current mark of 38. HOME SWEET HOME: USD is 8-2 at home this season and have won their last six contests played at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The Toreros are averaging 72.6 ppg while limiting opponents to 63.6 ppg (+9.0 scoring margin)... Johnny Dee averages 16.3 ppg at the JCP, and is followed by Chris Anderson (10.7 ppg)... Ken Rancifer (9.5 ppg) and Chris Manresa (9.5 ppg, 6.8 rpg) just miss the double digit scoring mark.
SCOUTING THE SANTA CLARA BRONCOS: The Santa Clara Broncos (15-6; 3-3 WCC) come to town riding a 3-game winning streak following Wednesday's 66-36 home nonconference win over Cal State Bakersfield (66-36)... Forward Mark Trasolini paced the Broncos with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the win over the Roadrunners... Bronco forward Raymond Cowels chipped in with 11 points... Prior to that SCU earned back-to-back West Coast Conference road wins over San Francisco (85-54; Jan. 17th) and Pepperdine (83-76; Jan. 19th)... For the season the Broncos are being paced by guard Kevin Foster (19.6 ppg), Trasolini (15.1 ppg, 8.2 rpg), guard Evan Roquemore (12.9 ppg) and Cowels (10.1 ppg)... As a team the Broncos average 77.5 points and 36.2 rebounds while limiting opponents to 66.8 ppg and 33.1 rpg... SCU opened up league play with a 74-69 home win over USF, followed by three straight losses to Gonzaga (81-74), LMU (84-80) and BYU (82-64)... Foster leads the team in WCC scoring at 23.2 ppg... Head Coach Kerry Keating is in his 6th season with the Broncos.
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The Toreros take on Valparaiso at home Saturday afternoon
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USD Women Lead Softball Clinic
USD Softball worked with Montgomery Middle School in community service project
USD Plays Drake In Fourth PFL Game Of The Season
The Toreros travel to Iowa in hopes of continuing their undefeated PFL season
The Rise (1973-84)
Short documentary on men's basketball's jump to DI and their first WCC championship
San Diego Beats Davidson 52-3
USD now 3-0 in the PFL
Sixth Man Night: The Rise
Men's Basketball fundraiser brings together alumni, student-athletes and the USD community
Thrive Elementary Visits Men's Soccer Team
Toreros put on skills clinic for local children
Meet the Toreros: Allyson Eylers
Freshman setter from Gilbert, Arizona
USD Receives Award From Autism Tree Project Foundation
The Legacy Award goes to USD for football and baseball's work with the athlete-mentor program
USD plays Davidson in Torero Stadium for Homecoming Weekend
Toreros play Davidson hoping to take home the 25th straight PFL home victory
Pack the Pavilion Night Against BYU
No. 6 Toreros battle No. 11 BYU for the first place spot in conference
Toreros Prepare For Butler
Smith and Coach Lindsey talk challenges and strategies for first away PFL game
Meet the Toreros: Megan Jacobsen
Jacobsen is a 6'2" middle blocker from Tacoma, Washington
USD Wins Big Conference Game Against Dayton
Toreros beat Dayton 34-22
Volleyball Plays USF for First WCC Play
Kristen Gengenbacher & Kaity Edwards talk about excitement for WCC play
USD Hosts Dayton in PFL Opener
Co-Captain Brian Riley & Coach Lindsey talk about the challenges of the Saturday's game
Volleyball Highlights from Wins Over UCSB and LBSU
Volleyball up to no. 7 after dominant weekend
Meet The Toreros: Ana Ramos
Freshman guard from Portugal
Cross Country Shows Speed on Home Course
The women finished second overall & the men finished fourth overall
Meet the Toreros: Kaity Edwards
6-2 MH From Playa Del Rey, CA
Second Home Tournament Preview
Lauren Schad & Jayden Kennedy talk about new ranking and preview upcoming games
Home Cross Country Race Preview
Head Coach Guarino and seniors Benster & Smith talk about the new team
Volleyball Highlights from Home Tournament Sweep
Volleyball beats UCI, CU and UCLA at their first home tournament
Sixth Man Night
Head Coach Smith talks about upcoming annual fundraiser
Volleyball's First Home Tournament of the Season
Kramer & Jennings recap last game and share excitement for upcoming tournament
Football Plays Cal Poly After 27-0 Opening Week Win
Giorgi and Lindsey recap game against WNM and preview Cal Poly
Men's Soccer Home Opener Preview
Price & McFadden preview UCD & Sac State
Postgame Highlights & Interviews
Western New Mexico Preview
Jamal Agnew & Anthony Lawrence break down WNMU.
USD vs. Stanford Volleyball UPSET
Torero women win 3 of 5 sets against #11 Stanford.
Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Pineiro
Versatile 6'6" forward will redshirt 2016-17 season.
Men's Soccer Kicks Off Season In NC
Coach McFadden & Michael Turner Preview Matches vs Duke & Elon.
Softball Golf Tournament Promo
September 17th at Bernardo Heights CC.
Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Wright
Former Utah Ute will redshirt the 2016-17 season.
Training Camp Update
Team prepares for Saturday scrimmage.
Meet the Toreros: Patricia Brossmann
6'0" freshman forward from Berlin, Germany.
Meet the Toreros: Mark Carbone
6'2" freshman guard from Wethersfield, CT.
Meet the Toreros: Madison Pollock
6'1" freshman guard from Snohomish, Wash.
Women's Soccer In the Community
Toreros host soccer skills clinic at Linda Vista Elementary.
Meet the Toreros: Juwan Gray
6'8" freshman forward from Dover, Delaware.
Toreros Open Training Camp
The USD women's soccer team began training camp today.
Meet the Toreros: Nassir Barrino
6'0" freshman guard from Newark, New Jersey.
Meet the Toreros: José Martinez
6'10" freshman forward from Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Meet the Toreros: Frank Ryder
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2015-16 Highlight Video
All the top plays from 2015-16
Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
Malina Hood looks back at her USD career
NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
USD Baseball Season Preview
Season starts at No. 3 Vanderbilt February 19
USD Softball Season Preview
Season starts February 12
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.
City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park
Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play
Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences
Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park
Men's Basketball Season Tickets
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Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game
San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend
USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far
WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win
Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner
Torero Community Service
USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego
Men's Basketball Camp Update
Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season
Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game
Toreros look for 4th straight win
Pack the Stadium Night
ITA All-American's Preview
Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare
USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak
Toreros First True Road Game of 2015
CSUN and UCSB Preview
Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak
Aztec Invite Recap
Both Squads Finish Second
Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival
Highlights from 45-21 win
2015 Home Opener
Previewing Western New Mexico
Volleyball Tournament Preview
A preview of the USD Tournament
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.