The women started the season on a fifteen game winning streak and became the first nationally ranked basketball team in school history. The men gave us a number of epic games including coming a last second shot from upsetting San Diego State and later in the season defeating nationally ranked Gonzaga for the first time since 2008. Four Toreros received All-West Coast Conference honors highlighted by First Team selections Johnny Dee and Amy Kame. Records also fell as Christopher Anderson became the all-time school leader in assists and Dee became the third highest scoring player in school history. With both Anderson and Dee returning for a senior season next year, more records could fall including Dee chasing the all-time scoring record.
Even more exciting is that both are in position to host their first round games meaning you will have another chance to catch both the men and women in the friendly confines of the Jenny Craig Pavilion before the season is done. The women are looking to secure a top seed in the Women’s NIT Tournament while the men have already accepted an invitation to the Men’s CIT Tournament and they will host their first round game this Tuesday evening, March 18th. It would mark the third consecutive appearance in the WNIT for women’s basketball and the first appearance in the CIT for the men. The women have had immense success in the WNIT in recent years including reaching the Final Four in 2012, while the men have reached the postseason for the first time since 2008.
If both the men and women get to host their tournament games you won’t want to miss either of these HUGE home games! Learn more by calling the ticket office at 619-260-7550 or visit www.usdtoreros.com. It’s TORERO TIME!