Nils Madden collected 23 points and 12 rebounds Saturday night to lead the University of San Diego to a 68-56 victory over the University of San Francisco in a West Coast Athletic Conference game at San Diego.
Madden hit 10 of 12 shots as the Toreros, 12-4 overall and 3-1 in the WCAC, moved into a tie with Gonzaga for the conference lead.
San Diego led, 35-27, at halftime but the Dons (12-5, 2-2) closed to within 54-51 on Anthony Mann's jumper with 5:31 left. However, the Toreros reeled off seven straight points to take a 61-51 lead.
Scott Thompson added 12 points and 10 rebounds and Paul Leonard had 11 points and 6 assists for the Toreros. Mann had 15 points and Pat Giusti added 12 for the Dons.