San Diego faces St. Mary’s in WCC finals
San Diego (21-13, 10-9) vs. No. 2 seed Saint Mary's (20-11, 11-5)
West Coast Conference Tourney Championship, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Monday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro had 27 points and 12 rebounds as San Diego rolled past Brigham Young 80-57 in the West Coast Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Saturday night.
San Diego meets BYU in WCC semis
No. 7 seed San Diego (20-13, 9-9) vs. No. 3 seed Brigham Young (19-12, 11-5)
West Coast Conference Tourney Semifinals, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Isaiah Wright had 23 points as San Diego topped Santa Clara 62-45 in the West Coast Conference Tourney second round on Friday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead San Diego to a 67-47 victory over Portland on Thursday night in the first round of the West Coast Conference...
Portland and San Diego meet in WCC tourney
No. 10 seed Portland (7-24, 0-16) vs. No. 7 seed San Diego (18-13, 7-9)
West Coast Conference Tourney First Round, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Thursday, 11 p.m. EST
BYU looks to sweep San Diego
San Diego (18-12, 7-8) vs. Brigham Young (18-12, 10-5)
Marriott Center, Provo, Utah; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: San Diego seeks revenge on Brigham Young after dropping the first...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro scored nine of his 28 points in overtime and San Diego edged past San Francisco 91-90 on Thursday night. Isaiah Wright added 24 points for the...
St. Mary’s looks to extend streak vs San Diego
Saint Mary's (18-10, 9-4) vs. San Diego (17-11, 6-7)
Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: St. Mary's looks for its 11th straight win in the head-to-head...
Pineiro scores 22 to lift San Diego past Portland 63-52
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro had 22 points and 16 rebounds as San Diego beat Portland 63-52 on Thursday night.
Olin Carter III had 16 points for San Diego (17-11, 6-7 West Coast...
Pineiro leads rally that carries USD to 67-63 win vs USF
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro, San Diego's leading scorer and rebounder, had only six points and one rebound at halftime, when the Toreros looked to be in big trouble against the San Francisco Dons.
Then eight minutes into the second half, it all turned around for the Pineiro and the Toreros.
Williams helps San Diego pull away for 71-58 win over LMU
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tyler Williams totaled 14 points, six rebounds and four assists and San Diego pulled away in the second half on Thursday night to beat Loyola Marymount 71-58.
Fitts, Ford lead Saint Mary’s to 76-59 win over San Diego
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Malik Fitts scored 24 points and Jordan Ford added 21, including four 3-pointers, to help Saint Mary's beat San Diego 76-59 on Saturday night.
Jordan Hunter had 10 points and Tanner Krebs finished with eight points and a career-high 13 rebounds for Saint Mary's. The Gaels (13-7, 4-1 West Coast Conference) have won four in a row.
San Diego grounds Portland with a 76-55 win behind Martinez
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and San Diego overwhelmed Portland from the start and beat the Pilots 76-55 on Thursday night.
Pineiro, Carter lead Toreros over Tigers, 73-64
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Toreros hope to make some noise in the West Coast Conference this year. Dominating on their home court could be key.
Isaiah Pineiro had 24 points — making all 11 free throws — and 11 rebounds for San Diego, which used a 16-0 run in the first 7 ½ minutes of the second half to beat cold-shooting Pacific 73-64 Saturday night.
Pineiro’s late 3s help San Diego edge Grand Canyon 61-58
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro made two late 3-pointers and blocked the last shot of the game to help San Diego beat Grand Canyon 61-58 on Saturday night.
Pineiro's 3 put the Toreros ahead 58-56 with 2:20 to play. Alessandro Lever made two free throws with 1:15 left to tie it at 58. Pineiro answered with his second 3-pointer with a minute remaining, then Lever and the Toreros' Olin Carter III each missed a shot. Pineiro blocked Carlos Johnson's shot with two seconds left to seal it.
Pineiro scores 30; San Diego holds off Washington St., 82-75
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro scored a career-high 30 points and Olin Carter III added 18 to help San Diego hold on for an 82-75 win over Washington State on Saturday night in the Las Vegas Classic.
Pineiro was 11-of-16 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range and grabbed eight rebounds. Isaiah Wright had 11 points and Tyler Williams scored 10 for San Diego (10-3). The Toreros have won five of their last six.
San Diego beats Northern Colorado 85-65
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Olin Carter III had 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, Isaiah Pineiro added 17 points and 10 rebounds, and San Diego beat Northern Colorado 85-65 on Saturday night.
Tyler Williams made 7 of 8 from the field and added 16 points for the Toreros (9-3). Alex Floresca scored 12 and Isaiah Wright had 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Toreros improve to 8-2, match best start in program history
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Alex Floresca scored a career-high 16 points, Isaiah Pineiro also scored 16 and San Diego beat Cal State Northridge 82-68 on Sunday to improve to 8-2, matching the best start in program history.
Floresca was 7-of-9 shooting and the Toreros shot 52.5 percent overall and 46 percent from the arc (11 of 24). Isaiah Wright added 15 points and seven assists, Olin Carter III had 13 points and Tyler Williams scored 12 on four 3-pointers.
Pineiro, Wright lead USD to 73-61 upset of SDSU
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Toreros are growing up quickly under Sam Scholl, who was promoted to head coach after a tumultuous final few weeks of last season.
The Toreros earned a signature win Wednesday night, rallying to stun crosstown rival San Diego State 73-61 on the Aztecs' court. Isaiah Pineiro scored 21 points and Isaiah Wright had five of his 18 points in a key stretch in the second half.
Pineiro scores 26, leads San Diego over Jackson State 76-58
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro scored 26 points to lead San Diego over Jackson State 76-58 on Saturday night.
Pineiro, who entered averaging 21.2 points and 8.6 rebounds, was 8 of 12 from the field, made 10 free throws and grabbed nine rebounds. Isaiah Wright added 20 points and Olin Carter III had 12 for San Diego (5-1), which is 4-0 at home.
Pineiro helps rally San Diego to 70-64 win vs Colorado
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Trailing Colorado by eight points with 12 minutes to go was no big deal for the San Diego Toreros, particularly senior forward Isaiah Pineiro.
Pineiro scored 15 of his 27 points in the final nine minutes, including the go-ahead slam dunk with 1:31 left, and San Diego beat the Buffaloes 70-64 on Tuesday night.
Olin Carter III added 22 for the Toreros (4-1), who beat the Buffaloes (2-1) for the second straight year. They won 69-59 last season at Boulder.
San Diego rolls to lopsided win behind Carter III, Williams
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Olin Carter III and Tyler Williams both sank 5 of 8 from 3-point range with Carter scoring 21 and Williams adding 17 to power San Diego to a 95-47 romp over NAIA-member San Diego Christian on Thursday night.
Pineiro scores 28, leads San Diego over UC Davis 76-57
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro scored 17 of his 28 points in the second half to help San Diego pull away and beat UC Davis 76-57 on Friday night.
San Diego (2-0) used a 19-9 run to stretch a six-point lead to 66-51 with six minutes left and UC Davis (0-2) didn't get closer. Pineiro scored six points and Yauhen Massalski capped the surge with a dunk.
San Diego downs Weber State 83-66 in coach Scholl’s debut
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and San Diego rallied in the second half to beat Weber State 83-66 in coach Sam Scholl's debut in Tuesday night's season opener.
Trailing 32-25 at halftime, Olin Carter III's 3-pointer sparked a 13-3 run capped by Alex Floresca's jumper for a 44-39 Toreros lead with 14:12 left and San Diego led by as many as 18 the rest of the way after shooting 65 percent from the field in the half.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sam Scholl believes he's taking over a team on the upswing.
The University of San Diego Toreros finished this season 20-14 and return 15 of 16 players, including Isaiah Pineiro, who was named to the All-West Coast Conference first team after averaging 15.7 points and 6.2 rebounds.
"We have a very strong foundation," Scholl said Tuesday as he was introduced as San Diego's new head coach. "And we are going to win every day in every way. That is the goal of our basketball team."
San Diego makes Sam Scholl its men’s hoops coach
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The University of San Diego has dropped the interim tag for coach Sam Scholl after he guided the team in the postseason.
The school made the announcement Monday. Scholl will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday.
Scholl was elevated to acting head coach on Feb. 26 after Lamont Smith was arrested for investigation of domestic violence the day after the regular-season finale in San Francisco. Smith resigned 10 days later even though charges weren't filed.
San Diego steals 1 away from San Francisco 64-61
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Juwan Gray had 18 points on Saturday night and scored the go-ahead points on a 3-point play with 13 seconds left to help San Diego beat San Francisco 64-61 in the conference season finale for both teams.
The Toreros (18-12, 9-9 West Coast Conference) trailed for most of the final five minutes but Isaiah Pineiro helped them stay close with a pair of pull-up jumpers in the final two minutes, each cutting the deficit to one.
Pineiro scores 20 in San Diego’s 75-62 win over BYU
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro came off the bench to score 20 points and San Diego defeated BYU 75-62 on Saturday, snapping a five-game losing streak to the Cougars.
Cameron Neubauer had three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for USD (17-11, 8-8 West Coast Conference) with Olin Carter III adding 13 points with 8-of-8 free-throw shooting in surpassing 1,000 career points. USD shot 49 percent, made 9 of 21 from the arc and 24 of 32 free throws.
Feagin with career-high 32, Santa Clara beats San Diego
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — KJ Feagin had a career-high 32 points on 14-of-21 shooting and Santa Clara rallied from 11 down to beat San Diego 70-64 on Saturday.
Feagin scored the go-ahead points on a layup to make it 64-62 with 1:03 left. Emmanuel Ndumanya blocked Isaiah Pineiro with 43 seconds left and Kai Healy secured the rebound for Santa Clara when Pineiro missed another attempt with 34 seconds left.
Martinez has 16, rallies San Diego past Pepperdine 68-66
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Jose Martinez scored a career-high 16 points, Olin Carter III had back-to-back 3-pointers in a late 16-2 run and San Diego edged Pepperdine 68-66 on Thursday night.
Pepperdine led 56-46 after Colbey Ross made three free throws with 8:51 to play. Tyler Williams started a 7-0 run with a 4-point play and Carter had the last eight points in the 11-0 run after a Waves' basket for a 66-60 Toreros lead with 32 seconds to play.
If one removes heavy favorite Jock Landale from WCC player of the year consideration, next in line just might be BYU forward Yoeli Childs.
Childs is an agile, athletic 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward who has made a huge jump from his freshman season. He’s scored in double figures in every game this season. He has 11 double-doubles.
Gonzaga-San Diego key matchups: Two Isaiahs spark Toreros’ offense
It’s the first of Gonzaga’s two meetings with San Diego and there are a pair of obvious key matchups.
San Diego beats Loyola Marymount 89-82
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro had a career-high 29 points on 10-of-14 shooting and handed out nine assists to help San Diego beat Loyola Marymount 89-82 on Saturday.
The Toreros (15-7, 6-4 West Coast Conference) led by double digits for most of the second half and Pineiro's jumper with 1:20 left made it 84-69. The Lions (6-15, 1-9) rallied to get as close as five in the final seconds.
Wright leads San Diego to 66-58 victory over Santa Clara
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Wright made 10 of 12 free throws and scored 21, Juwan Gray scored 14 on 5-of-9 shooting and San Diego never trailed in a 66-58 victory over Santa Clara on Thursday night.
Isaiah Pineiro finished with 11 points and seven rebounds, while Olin Carter III scored 10 for the Toreros (14-7, 5-4 West Coast Conference), who ended a two-game skid and won for the second time in six games.
Haws scores 24, BYU weathers San Diego rally for a 74-58 win
PROVO, Utah (AP) — TJ Haws scored 24 points and BYU rallied past San Diego, 74-58 in a West Coast Conference battle Saturday night.
BYU now has won four straight after an upset loss at Pacific on Jan. 6.
San Diego hangs on for 75-71 win over Loyola Marymount
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Juwan Gray scored a career-high 17 points with 8-for-11 shooting and San Diego hung on Saturday night for a 75-71 win over Loyola Marymount.
Isaiah Wright added 16 points and Isaiah Pineiro had 15 for San Diego, which shot 56 percent from the field to snap a two-game skid.
San Diego (13-5, 4-2 West Coast Conference) never trailed but Loyola Marymount nearly erased a 17-point first half deficit and stayed close throughout the second period.
Pacific nearly perfect at foul line with win over San Diego
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Miles Reynolds scored 17 points, Jack Williams scored 13 and Pacific defeated San Diego 74-70 on Thursday night.
Pacific shot (8-10, 3-2 West Coast Conference) shot just 36 percent (18 of 50) but only missed two of 35 foul shots. Reynolds made all nine of his free throws and Williams was 8 of 8 at the line. Jahlil Tripp and Roberto Gallinat each scored 10 for the Tigers and Pacific took care of the ball with only eight turnovers.
Naar, Landale lead Saint Mary’s past San Diego, 70-63
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Emmett Naar had 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting and Jock Landale added 22 points, including 10-of-12 free throws, with nine rebounds to help Saint Mary's beat San Diego 70-63 on Saturday night.
Cullen Neal made 8 of 11 from the free-throw line and finished with 14 points for Saint Mary's (15-2, 4-0 West Coast Conference).
Pineiro, Wright spark San Diego to 73-63 WCC opener
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro scored 23 points, Isaiah Wright added 17 with six assists and San Diego rolled past San Francisco 73-63 Thursday night in a West Coast Conference opener.
Pineiro hit a pair of 3-pointers as San Diego (10-3) charged into the lead for good, 9-4, early in the game and Wright hit a 3 that sparked the Toreros to a 9-2 finish to the first half with a 37-26 lead. San Francisco was unable to get closer than 51-45 after halftime.
Smart leads North Texas to 86-83 win in OT over San Diego
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Roosevelt Smart scored a career-high 31 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime, to lift North Texas to an 86-83 win over San Diego on Saturday night.
Smart sank seven 3-pointers, also a career best, and finished 11 for 22 from the field. Ryan Woolridge added 20 points and A.J. Lawson had 14 for North Texas (7-5), which extended its win streak to three games.
San Diego has easy time with Northern Arizona in 79-51 win
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cameron Neubauer scored a season-high 17 points and Isaiah Pineiro added 16 to lead San Diego to a 79-51 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday night.
Neubauer made four 3-pointers and all five of his free throws. Pineiro was 5-of-9 shooting and 5 of 6 from the line. Tyler Williams made three 3s and chipped in 11 points for San Diego (7-2), which has won two straight.
Gino Littles scored 13 points and Jojo Anderson added 11 to lead Northern Arizona (2-8).
Pineiro scores 23, San Diego beats New Mexico St 65-60
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro scored a career-high 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting, Tyler Williams added 13, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with four minutes left, and San Diego beat New Mexico state 65-60 on Wednesday night.
Heidegger, UC Santa Barbara hold off San Diego 67-57
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidegger made 4 of 9 from 3-point range and scored 21 on Saturday night, and UC Santa Barbara beat San Diego 67-57.
Heidegger's back-to-back 3s with just over six minutes left made it 55-48 after stopping a 9-0 San Diego run. The Gauchos (6-2) led by at least four the rest of the way.
The Toreros (5-2) closed to 61-57 on Isaiah Wright's layup with 1:12 left, but UCSB made 6 of 10 free throws to hold on for their fifth straight win.
Pineiro’s 20 points lift San Diego past Little Rock 66-52
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro had 20 points, 7 rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks and San Diego defeated Arkansas-Little Rock 66-52 on Monday night despite going almost nine minutes without a field goal late in the second half.
San Diego jumps out early, cruises past Norfolk State 71-62
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Olin Carter III scored 13 of his 21 points in the first half and San Diego rolled to a 71-62 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday night.
Carter made 7 of 14 from the field, including five 3-pointers. Cameron Neubauer hit four 3s and finished with 16 points and five assists for San Diego (3-0). Isaiah Pineiro chipped in 14 points.
Alex Long had 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting to lead Norfolk State (0-3). Steven Whitley had 13 points and Preston Bungei 11.
Wright’s 22 PTs leads San Diego past San Jose St. 81-64
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Isaiah Wright scored 22 points on 9-for-13 shooting and distributed seven assists and Olin Carter III had 18 points and San Diego defeated San Jose State 81-64 in the Toreros season opener on Sunday.
Isaiah Nichols made a layup and Jaycee Hillsman added a pair of free throws to bring San Jose State to within 16-14, but the Toreros used a 15-1 run with 3-pointers from Carter, Hunter Summy and Cameron Neubauer and never looked back.