Toreros Texas Bound for WNIT Sweet-16
Sophia Ederaine.

March 20, 2012

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TIP-OFF: The University of San Diego women's basketball team (24-8) will continue their run in the Women's National Invitational Tournament in a Sweet Sixteen match-up against the Texas Tech Lady Raiders. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.  (PT) at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas.

LAST TIME OUT: The USD senior tandem of Morgan Woodrow (27 points) and Dominique Conners (23 points) was too much for UOP, who finish with a record of 18-14. For the second straight game the Toreros reached double-digit leads only to see the visitors fight back and get within striking distance. After a 42-32 lead at halftime, the Tigers went on a 17-6 run to pull within five points at 70-65 with 2:40 remaining Key free throws, combined with the efforts of Conners and Woodrow, provided the final lift to lead the Toreros to the third round.

TOREROS ON THE ROAD: The Toreros hold a 9-4 record on the road as they head to United Spirit Arena...Dominique Conners (16.4 ppg) and Amy Kame (10.0 ppg) are averaging double-digits away from Jenny Craig Pavilion, while Morgan Woodrow is averaging 9.7. USD is holding the opposition to .333 shooting from the field while shooting .409, including limiting their opponents to .266 from three-point range to USD's .308...USD has out-rebounded their opponents 40.6 per game compared to their opponent's 34.9.

TOREROS IN THE POSTSEASON: San Diego has made four postseason appearances in the history of the program. USD is now 2-4 in all of these games, after defeating Cal State Northridge this past Friday and Pacific on Sunday.  In all, USD has lost all three NCAA Tournament games it has played in, and now improves to 2-1 in WNIT games, as USD's only other WNIT appearance came in 2007, a loss to UC Santa Barbara.

SCOUTING THE RED RAIDERS: Texas Tech enters the game with an overall record of 21-13 and they finished with a 6-12 record in the Big 12 Conference.  The Red Raiders are led offensively in scoring by Kierra Mallard (10.4) and Casey Morris (10.1). Mallard also leads the team in rebounds at 7.8 per game. In order to advance to the Sweet Sixteen of the WNIT, Tech won each of their games by 14 points over Eastern Illinois (85-71) and Tulane (69-55).  USD is 0-4 all-time against the Lady Red Raiders, including dropping a heartbreaking 58-57 decision back on Dec. 30 in San Diego this season.  

LAST TIME AGAINST TECH: The Red Raiders edged out the Toreros, 58-57, in the championship game of the Maggie Dixon Surf 'N Slam Classic in San Diego on December 30, 2011. The Lady Raiders were 12-0 at the time and scored the go-ahead basket with 7.6 seconds remaining on the clock. Dominique Conners drove the length of the floor, drew three defenders and found Felicia Wijenberg underneath the basket, and Wijenberg's lay-up rimmed out as time expired. Morgan Woodrow led all players with 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting. Conners was the only other Torero in double figures with 11 points. Chynna Brown (14) and Kierra Mallard (12) were the only Lady Raiders in double figures.

DOMO HAVING A GREAT POSTSEASON SO FAR: Senior guard Dominique Conners scored a season-high 26 points in Friday's WNIT first round win over Cal State Northridge, followed by a 23-point effort to lead the Toreros over Pacific in round two. Conners shot a combined 14-of-34  (.412) from the field, including 21-of-30 from the charity stripe in the two games. This marked the 15th time this season that Conners has scored 20 or more points in a game, and it marked the 32nd time she has scored in double figures.

SIMPLY THE GREATEST: Senior guard Dominique Conners continues to add to her feat of being the all-time leader in points. Her 23 points against Pacific in the WNIT second round on Sunday moved her career total to 1,779 -- 51 points ahead of her former teammate and Torero great Amber Sprague (2004-09).  Conners also is the all-time leader in career steals with 268.

WOODROW ECLIPSES 1,000 MARK: Senior guard Morgan Woodrow became just the 15th player in program history to surpass the 1,000 career points mark with her game-high 27 points against Pacific in the WNIT second round Sunday. Woodrow scored her 27 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field, while also pulling down seven rebounds and adding in a pair of assists.  She is currently second on the team in points per game (12.9) entering Thursday's match-up.

LISTEN TO THE GAME LIVE: Toreros fans can listen to the Texas Tech Sweet 16 game live on, as Pula Bott will bring fans all the live play-by-play action.  There will also be a free video stream of the game, that link too can be found on

BLOCKING HER WAY INTO HISTORY: Freshman forward Sophia Ederaine recorded one block in an outstanding all around performance Sunday evening against Pacific. With that block, she has now recorded 44 blocks on the season, good for a tie with Kelli Behrens for ninth all-time in single-season blocks at USD.  If Ederaine can record one more block this Thursday, she will move into sole possession of ninth.  The No. 8 single-season block mark is at 55, also held by Behrens.  

RECORD-SETTING TOREROS: With the 83-75 win over Pacific in the WNIT second round on Sunday, the University of San Diego women's basketball team continued their climb past the 2006-07 team for the most single-season wins with 24.  The Toreros also set a new mark for most WCC wins this season with 12 in the 51-46 win over Portland in the conference finale, surpassing the 2006-07 team who won 10 games.  

ALL WCC ACCOLADES: Three University of San Diego women's basketball players earned All-West Coast Conference honors, highlighted by a pair of first-team selections in senior guards Dominique Conners and Morgan Woodrow. Amy Kame was the final USD player who took home accolades, as she was named to the All-WCC Honorable Mention team. USD head coach Cindy Fisher was honored as the WCC coach of the year, marking the second time in her tenure at USD she has received this award.

TOREROS SLAPPING ON THE D: San Diego's defense has been huge this season, as they currently lead the West Coast Conference in scoring defense, as they only allow 55.0 ppg. Against Santa Clara, USD held the normally potent SCU offense to 25 percent shooting from the field in the first meeting, then 31% in the second meeting...they also held Saint Mary's to just 31 percent shooting in the WCC opener...they held Loyola Marymount to 31 percent shooting.. held the defending WCC champion and 19th-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs to just 34 percent shooting from the field... and they held Pepperdine to 25% shooting in the first meeting, and just 31% in the second meeting.

CONNERS EARNS PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS: Senior guard Dominique Conners was the lone Torero selected to the All-WCC preseason team. Conners was an All-WCC first-team honoree last season, after averaging a team-best 14.1 ppg, and she led the team with 64 steals. Conners scored in double figures in 23 games last season, with a season-high of 26 coming in the win against San Francisco on Jan. 15.

TOREROS ON TV: The University of San Diego has already played in three televised games this season, and have posted a 2-1 record in those games. USD defeated cross-town rival San Diego State ,56-46, back on Dec. 8 at Viejas Arena, the Toreros posted a 72-66 win over Portland on Jan. 19 in the Jenny Craig Pavilion and they dropped a 69-58 decision to No. 19 Gonzaga on Feb. 4 in Spokane. USD has one more televised game as they will be on BYUTV when USD travels to Provo, Utah on Feb. 18.

GAMETRACKER AVAILABLE: All San Diego women's basketball home and select road games can be followed live via Gametracker on the Toreros athletic web site at Gametracker is a service of CBS College Sports, the official web provider for San Diego athletics, and is a real time update of the action.

CAN YOU SEE ME?: All USD home games, as well as select road games, will be streamed live via video on the athletics department website. Fans can watch all the action live from the comfort of their home by logging onto Former USD basketball standout Paula Bott provides all the live play-by-play this season. This service a free of charge for all who wish to watch the broadcast.

MEET THE COACH: Head coach Cindy Fisher is entering her seventh season at the helm of the Toreros program. She was named the program's third head coach on April 19, 2005. In 2008, Fisher led USD to the WCC Tournament championship and back into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight seasons. In only her second season at the helm of the program, Fisher orchestrated the biggest turn around in school history, a 12-game improvement from 9-19 in the 2005-06 season to a 21-9 record in 2006-07 season. The turn around was the fourth best in the nation. Under her tutelage, the Toreros placed three players on the All-WCC lists highlighted by Amanda Rego being named the WCC Co-Player of the Year. For her efforts, Fisher was named the 2007 WCC Co-Coach of the Year.

TOREROS TABBED SEVENTH IN WCC PRESEASON POLL: The USD women's basketball team was picked to finish seventh by the WCC head coaches in the WCC preseason coaches poll. Gonzaga was the consensus favorite to claim the West Coast Conference women's basketball title for the third straight year, while WCC newcomer Brigham Young University was picked to finish second. Pepperdine was tabbed to finish in third, Loyola Marymount was picked fourth and Saint Mary's was fifth with a total of 34 total points. In sixth place was the Portland Pilots closely behind the Gaels with 32 total points, and USD was picked to finish seventh and Santa Clara was picked eighth respectfully.



Video Thumbnail USD Beats Valparaiso at Home
San Diego football won it's fifth straight PFL game of the season
Video Thumbnail Toreros Play LMU & Pepperdine at Home
No. 5 USD Volleyball play LMU on Thursday night and Pepperdine Saturday Afternoon
Video Thumbnail USD Hosts Valparaiso
The Toreros take on Valparaiso at home Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Women's Soccer Plays BYU at Home
After a win at Gonzaga the Toreros take on BYU in the Torero Stadium
Video Thumbnail USD Women Lead Softball Clinic
USD Softball worked with Montgomery Middle School in community service project
Video Thumbnail USD Plays Drake In Fourth PFL Game Of The Season
The Toreros travel to Iowa in hopes of continuing their undefeated PFL season
Video Thumbnail The Rise (1973-84)
Short documentary on men's basketball's jump to DI and their first WCC championship
Video Thumbnail San Diego Beats Davidson 52-3
USD now 3-0 in the PFL
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Rise
Men's Basketball fundraiser brings together alumni, student-athletes and the USD community
Video Thumbnail Thrive Elementary Visits Men's Soccer Team
Toreros put on skills clinic for local children
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Allyson Eylers
Freshman setter from Gilbert, Arizona
Video Thumbnail 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
Video Thumbnail USD plays Davidson in Torero Stadium for Homecoming Weekend
Toreros play Davidson hoping to take home the 25th straight PFL home victory
Video Thumbnail Pack the Pavilion Night Against BYU
No. 6 Toreros battle No. 11 BYU for the first place spot in conference
Video Thumbnail Toreros Prepare For Butler
Smith and Coach Lindsey talk challenges and strategies for first away PFL game
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Megan Jacobsen
Jacobsen is a 6'2" middle blocker from Tacoma, Washington
Video Thumbnail USD Wins Big Conference Game Against Dayton
Toreros beat Dayton 34-22
Video Thumbnail Volleyball Plays USF for First WCC Play
Kristen Gengenbacher & Kaity Edwards talk about excitement for WCC play
Video Thumbnail USD Hosts Dayton in PFL Opener
Co-Captain Brian Riley & Coach Lindsey talk about the challenges of the Saturday's game
Video Thumbnail Volleyball Highlights from Wins Over UCSB and LBSU
Volleyball up to no. 7 after dominant weekend
Video Thumbnail Meet The Toreros: Ana Ramos
Freshman guard from Portugal
Video Thumbnail Cross Country Shows Speed on Home Course
The women finished second overall & the men finished fourth overall
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Kaity Edwards
6-2 MH From Playa Del Rey, CA
Video Thumbnail Second Home Tournament Preview
Lauren Schad & Jayden Kennedy talk about new ranking and preview upcoming games
Video Thumbnail Home Cross Country Race Preview
Head Coach Guarino and seniors Benster & Smith talk about the new team
Video Thumbnail Volleyball Highlights from Home Tournament Sweep
Volleyball beats UCI, CU and UCLA at their first home tournament
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night
Head Coach Smith talks about upcoming annual fundraiser
Video Thumbnail Volleyball's First Home Tournament of the Season
Kramer & Jennings recap last game and share excitement for upcoming tournament
Video Thumbnail Football Plays Cal Poly After 27-0 Opening Week Win
Giorgi and Lindsey recap game against WNM and preview Cal Poly
Video Thumbnail Men's Soccer Home Opener Preview
Price & McFadden preview UCD & Sac State
Video Thumbnail WNMU recap
Postgame Highlights & Interviews
Video Thumbnail #GameChangers
Who's Next?
Video Thumbnail Western New Mexico Preview
Jamal Agnew & Anthony Lawrence break down WNMU.
Video Thumbnail USD vs. Stanford Volleyball UPSET
Torero women win 3 of 5 sets against #11 Stanford.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Pineiro
Versatile 6'6" forward will redshirt 2016-17 season.
Video Thumbnail Men's Soccer Kicks Off Season In NC
Coach McFadden & Michael Turner Preview Matches vs Duke & Elon.
Video Thumbnail Softball Golf Tournament Promo
September 17th at Bernardo Heights CC.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Wright
Former Utah Ute will redshirt the 2016-17 season.
Video Thumbnail Training Camp Update
Team prepares for Saturday scrimmage.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Patricia Brossmann
6'0" freshman forward from Berlin, Germany.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Mark Carbone
6'2" freshman guard from Wethersfield, CT.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Madison Pollock
6'1" freshman guard from Snohomish, Wash.
Video Thumbnail Women's Soccer In the Community
Toreros host soccer skills clinic at Linda Vista Elementary.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Juwan Gray
6'8" freshman forward from Dover, Delaware.
Video Thumbnail Toreros Open Training Camp
The USD women's soccer team began training camp today.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Nassir Barrino
6'0" freshman guard from Newark, New Jersey.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: José Martinez
6'10" freshman forward from Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Frank Ryder
6'10" freshman forward from Boulder, Colo.
Video Thumbnail 2015-16 Highlight Video
All the top plays from 2015-16
Video Thumbnail Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
Video Thumbnail Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
Malina Hood looks back at her USD career
Video Thumbnail NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
Video Thumbnail 2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
Video Thumbnail Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade

Video Thumbnail Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
Video Thumbnail Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
Video Thumbnail 2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
Video Thumbnail The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
Video Thumbnail MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
Video Thumbnail USD Baseball Season Preview
Season starts at No. 3 Vanderbilt February 19
Video Thumbnail USD Softball Season Preview
Season starts February 12
Video Thumbnail UCLA Preview
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
Video Thumbnail Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
Video Thumbnail Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
Video Thumbnail Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
Video Thumbnail Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
Video Thumbnail BYU Preview
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.
Video Thumbnail City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park
Video Thumbnail Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play
Video Thumbnail Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences
Video Thumbnail Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99
Video Thumbnail Butler Preview
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler
Video Thumbnail CSUN Preview
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN
Video Thumbnail USC Preview
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC
Video Thumbnail Davidson Preview
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game
Video Thumbnail San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic
Video Thumbnail Nevada Preview
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend
Video Thumbnail USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops
Video Thumbnail Campbell Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell
Video Thumbnail Stetson Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far
Video Thumbnail WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day
Video Thumbnail Warner Recap
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win
Video Thumbnail Warner Preview

Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner
Video Thumbnail Torero Community Service

USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball Camp Update

Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season
Video Thumbnail Drake Preview

Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win
Video Thumbnail LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night
Video Thumbnail ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare
Video Thumbnail Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak
Video Thumbnail Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015
Video Thumbnail CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak
Video Thumbnail Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second
Video Thumbnail SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival
Video Thumbnail WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win
Video Thumbnail 2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail Volleyball Tournament Preview

A preview of the USD Tournament
Video Thumbnail Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Video Thumbnail Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
Video Thumbnail 2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.


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