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Toreros to Host First-Round of WNIT

March 12, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's basketball team (21-8) has learned that they will host the first round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament at the Jenny Craig Pavilion on Thursday. USD's first-round opponent will be the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos and the game time and ticket information will be released on Wednesday.

"We are very excited to host the first round of the WNIT against UC Santa Barbara. To be able to stay in San Diego and host a quality opponent is exciting for both the city and for the university," said head coach Cindy Fisher. "This is a giant step in the right direction for our program and I hope we can get a great crowd out for the game on Thursday to cheer us on."

The Gauchos enter the contest with a 17-13 overall record and a second place finish in the Big West Conference. UCSB made it to the championship game of the Big West tournament, but fell to the conference regular-season champion UC Riverside 70-67. Jenna Green, who averages a team-best 16.5 ppg to go along with 7.2 rebounds per game, leads Santa Barbara offensively. Jessica Wilson (13.0 ppg) and Chisa Ononiwu (12.5 ppg) are the only other UCSB players averaging double figures.

The Toreros have just finished the best turn around in program history, a 12-game improvement from 9-19 in the 2005-06 season to a 21-8 record this season. USD has set a lot of records along the way as they have recorded the first-ever 20-win season in program history, finished second place in the West Coast Conference for the first time in program history and had the best overall start in program history at 6-0 and in conference play at 6-0. These are just a few of the team highlights this season.



Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail USD Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail USD Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail USD Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail USD Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
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


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