Sep 4, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - University of San Diego women's basketball head coach Cindy Fisher has released the schedule for the 2013-2014 season, which is highlighted by six postseason teams from a year ago.
The Toreros schedule features 15 home games as they try to build off last season's postseason success. Some of the highlights of the non-conference schedule include home games against Arizona State, NCAA Tournament participant's Gonzaga and Idaho, as well as WNIT participant's BYU and Saint Mary's. The Toreros road schedule features a pair of WNIT second round teams in Northern Colorado (Nov. 9) and San Diego State (Nov. 18).
"We have put together another extremely competitive non conference schedule to prepare us for West Coast Conference play," stated Fisher. "We are starting out with a very strong Northern Colorado team in Greeley, Colo. and return home for our home opener against PAC 12 opponent Arizona State. We have a very challenging November, playing at San Diego State and at San Jose State before we come back to the Jenny Craig to finish off November with three home games. December will be a great mix of home and away games to prepare us for WCC play. "
The Toreros will kick off the season on the road when they face off against Northern Colorado on Nov. 9th, before hosting Arizona State in the home-opener on Nov. 13. USD then remains in San Diego, but heads across Interstate 8 to take on cross-town rival San Diego State on Nov. 18 at Viejas Arena.
After a road game against San Jose State on Nov. 23, USD will return home for three straight games against NCAA Tournament participant Idaho (Nov. 26), then host Hope International (Nov. 29) and Weber State (Dec. 1).
Next, San Diego heads to Orange County to take on the Cal State Fullerton Titans on Dec.4, followed by a home game against Seattle on Dec. 8, before bouncing back up to Long Beach State on Dec. 13.
USD then gets to enjoy its home court, as they stay in San Diego for the next five contests. USD will close out the non-conference schedule with a home game against UC Irvine on Dec. 20, and eight days later, they begin the ever so strong West Coast Conference action against Pepperdine on Dec, 28 at 2 p.m.
USD then will host Loyola Marymount (Dec. 30), followed by Saint Mary's (Jan. 2) and they conclude the home stand with a 2 p.m. game on Jan. 4 against the newest member of the WCC, University of the Pacific.
The Toreros then make their annual Pacific Northwest road trip to Portland (Jan. 9) and to the defending WCC Champion and NCAA Tournament participant Gonzaga Bulldogs (Jan. 11). USD finishes off the first half of WCC play with thee home games against WNIT participant BYU (Jan. 18), Santa Clara (Jan. 23), and San Francisco (Jan. 25).
As the second half of conference play begins, USD will have only two more home games, Feb. 13 against Gonzaga and Feb. 15 against Portland, for the remainder of the regular-season, and have to play on the road for seven contests.
This year, the WCC Tournament will once against be help in the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., with the first round games beginning on Mar. 6, and the championship game to be held on Mar. 11 on ESPNU.
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