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Toreros Play Host to Santa Clara in Season's Final Home Game Tonight

February 22, 1986|CHRIS ELLO

SAN DIEGO — The University of San Diego men's basketball team will play its final home game of the season at 7:30 tonight against Santa Clara.

The Toreros, 6-4 in the West Coast Athletic Conference and 16-8 overall, have won two straight games and are coming off of a 72-39 win over the University of San Francisco here last Thursday night. USD is 11-1 at the USD Sports Center this season.

Santa Clara, which beat St. Mary's, 76-74, Thursday, is in fourth place in the WCAC with a 5-5 conference record. The Broncos are 10-14 overall.

Santa Clara, which is led by 6-foot 5-inch senior forward Steve Kenilvort (16.6 points per game), beat USD, 55-53, in the conference opener for both teams at Santa Clara. The Broncos come into tonight's game with a four-game winning streak.

After tonight, USD will finish the regular season with away games at Gonzaga, at Portland and at St. Mary's.

Tonight's game will mark the final appearance of four seniors: 6-4 forward Mark Bostic, 6-4 guard Pete Murphy, reserve forward James Knight and backup center Mario Coronado.

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