SAN DIEGO — For the second time in five days, an escape from last place in the West Coast Athletic Conference basketball race will be at stake when the University of San Diego meets Portland at 7:30 tonight in the USD Sports Center.
Saturday at Portland, the Pilots pulled even with USD in the conference standings with a 68-64 victory. Both teams are 1-7 in WCAC play, seven games behind unbeaten Loyola Marymount.
USD (9-12 overall) missed its first 14 shots from the field in Saturday's game with Portland and fell behind, 14-1. Freshman John Sayers scored a season-high 18 points to lead a USD comeback that fell short.
Sayers has played well recently after struggling early in conference play. However, his teammates played well early but now are struggling.