SPOKANE, Wash. — The University of San Diego basketball team, still in line for a 20-win season, will try to extend its four-game winning streak when it plays at Gonzaga in a West Coast Athletic Conference game at 7:30 tonight.
The Toreros (8-4 in conference, 18-8 overall), 61-40 winners over Portland Thursday night, can achieve a 20-win season with victories tonight and Wednesday night at St. Mary's.
In the win over Portland, USD was led by 7-foot center Scott Thompson's 20 points. The 18th victory equaled the school's record at the NCAA Division I level. USD also won 18 games when it won the WCAC championship in 1983-84
Gonzaga is in fourth place in the conference, two games behind USD. The Bulldogs (6-6, 13-13) beat St. Mary's Thursday night, 77-67. Jeff Condill, a 6-3 senior guard, leads Gonzaga in scoring with a 12.3 average.
In the first meeting this season, USD held Gonzaga without a point for almost 13 minutes in one stretch and went on to a 74-50 win at the USD Sports Center.