Saint Mary’s holds off San Diego, reaches WCC title game
LAS VEGAS (AP) — New season. Same story.
Saint Mary's is headed to the West Conference Tournament championship, where it'll meet an old friend.
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
Childs carries BYU over San Diego 87-73
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs had 29 points and 13 rebounds as BYU beat San Diego 87-73 on Saturday night. TJ Haws added 26 points for the Cougars.
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...
Haws has career-high 35 to lead BYU over USD, 88-82 in OT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — TJ Haws and the BYU Cougars weren't about to lose in overtime again.
Haws, a junior guard, scored eight of his career-high 35 points in overtime while Yoeli Childs had five of his 27 in the extra period to lead BYU to an 88-82 victory against San Diego on Thursday night, the fourth straight victory for the West Coast Conference's second-place team.
San Diego sweeps series with Loyola Marymount, 65-63
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Isaiah Wright scored the go-ahead field goal at the basket and San Diego completed a season-sweep of Loyola Marymount with a 65-63 West Coast Conference victory on Thursday night.
The Lions came into the game looking for their 11th home court win in 12 games. LMU's remaining home games are with No. 4 Gonzaga and BYU.
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.
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 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.
Tyree, Ole Miss hold off a San Diego comeback bid, 93-86
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Breein Tyree scored 22 points as Mississippi placed five players in double figures Wednesday to defeat San Diego 93-86.
Terence Davis scored 20 points, with a game-high 9 assists, for the Rebels (4-2). Blake Hinson and KJ Buffen had 15 points apiece while Devontae Shuler added 13. Buffen had a game-high seven rebounds.
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.
Temple routs UConn, Huskies set NCAA records for futility
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Temple finished the regular season with a blowout win on its way to a bowl game, while sending UConn into the NCAA record book for all the wrong reasons.
Owls receiver Isaiah Wright, a Connecticut native who played high school ball in nearby West Hartford, ran for a touchdown and returned a kickoff for another as Temple routed the Huskies 57-7 on Saturday.
Temple rallies in second half, beats South Florida 27-17
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Isaiah Wright returned a punt 73 yards for a go-ahead touchdown and Chapelle Russell recovered a fumble in the end zone to cap a big second half as Temple rallied for a 27-17 victory over South Florida on Saturday.
The Owls (7-4, 6-1 American Athletic Conference) trailed 17-0 at halftime, but forced five second-half turnovers to aid their comeback.
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.
Russo rallies Temple past No. 20 Cincinnati 24-17 in OT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After throwing three interceptions, Temple's Anthony Russo came through down the stretch and the Owls handed one of the most surprising teams in the country its first loss.
Russo threw a tying, 20-yard touchdown pass with 49 second left to Brandon Mack, and then a 25-yard TD to Isaiah Wright in overtime as Temple beat No. 20 Cincinnati 24-17 on Saturday.
Russo throws for 4 scores in Temple’s 49-6 victory over ECU
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Russo threw for four touchdowns and Temple rolled past East Carolina 49-6 on Saturday.
Russo, a freshman making his fourth start, was 21-of-25 passing for 254 yards and was intercepted once. He threw a 24-yard TD pass to Sean Ryan and a 7-yarder to Branden Mack for a 14-0 first-quarter lead.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elijah Bryant and Yoeli Childs combined to score 49 points and No. 3 seed BYU advanced to the West Coast Conference semifinals for the fifth straight year after posting an 85-79 win over sixth-seeded San Diego in a tournament quarterfinal Saturday at the Orleans Arena.
The Cougars (23-9) will face the Saint Mary's-Pepperdine winner in the second of two semifinals Monday.
Gonzaga reclaimed the lead early in the second half with an 11-0 spurt. Johnathan Williams had a dunk and an inside basket and Silas Melson added five more points as the Zags moved in front 49-40. They led the rest of the way.
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).
Wright scores 30, San Diego down Portland 81-74 in OT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Isaiah Wright scored a career-high 30 points with four 3-pointers, Olin Carter III hit a go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime, and San Diego beat Portland 81-74 on Thursday night to win its fourth straight.
Carter's 3 sparked a 7-0 run and San Diego led 79-74 in overtime after Portland missed four of five shots and committed two turnovers. San Diego's Juwan Gray and Jose Martinez each added a free throw and Portland missed three more shots in the final 19 seconds.
Carter’s 7 treys helps San Diego hold off Pepperdine 74-66
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Olin Carter III hit his seventh trey of the game in the closing minutes to help secure San Diego's 74-66 win over Pepperdine in West Coast Conference action on Saturday afternoon.
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.
Nutile leads Temple over FIU 28-3 in Gasparilla Bowl
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Geoff Collins has lofty expectations for Temple.
"The future is bright," the first-year coach said after Frank Nutile threw for 254 yards and a touchdown to lead the Owls to a 28-3 victory over Florida International in the Gasparilla Bowl on Thursday night.
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.
Wright scores 20, San Diego upsets Colorado 69-59
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The elation of the San Diego players was rather low key on the court and raised a few decibels behind closed doors in the locker room.
Celebrate away — the Toreros are off to their best start since becoming a Division I program in 1979-80.
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 beats Robert Morris 65-53
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Wright scored 17 points with eight rebounds and six assists as San Diego kept Robert Morris winless with a 65-53 victory at the Grand Canyon Classic on Wednesday night.
Yauhen Massalski added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Toreros (2-0). Alex Floresca had 10 points and three rebounds. The team averaged 37 percent shooting from the field, 75 percent from the line and had a 44-32 rebounding edge over Robert Morris.
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.