SAN DIEGO — The University of San Diego men's basketball team, coming off its biggest victory of the season Thursday night over Pepperdine, will play another important game at 7:30 tonight when it faces first-place Loyola Marymount at the USD Sports Center.
The Toreros (4-1 in West Coast Athletic Conference play and 14-5 overall) after their 69-64 victory over the Waves, can move into a tie for first with a victory over the Lions (5-0, 13-6).
USD has won 9 of 10 games, including 4 straight, and is unbeaten in nine home games this season. Loyola has won seven straight and leads the Toreros and Pepperdine by a game.
The Lions are led by the conference's two leading scorers, guards Keith Smith (24 points per game) and Forrest McKenzie (19.3). First-year coach Paul Westhead has put together a fast-paced offense that is averaging 83.5 points per game this season.