USD Toreros Spear SDSU Aztecs in Debut of College Hoops at Petco Park
The University of San Diego (USD) Toreros defeated the San Diego State University (SDSU) Aztecs 53-48 in the first non-conference collegiate basketball game ever played at Petco Park on Saturday evening, December 6.
With the victory by USD, the Aztecs nine-game winning streak in the City Championship series has now come to a screeching halt.
It was all Toreros in the first half as USD took a 31-13 lead into the locker room at halftime.
“We grew up today,” said Toreros coach Lamont Smith. “Obviously, when you win a game of this magnitude over a tremendous basketball program like them (SDSU) and Coach Fisher, I think it will help us in recruiting.”
Duda Sanadze paced USD in scoring with a game-high 15 points, while also adding six rebounds, five steals, and one assist to the Toreros triumph.
Sanadze was followed in the USD statistical column by Olin Carter III (12 points, five rebounds, one assist, one block), Marcus Harris (nine points, four rebounds, three steals), Brett Bailey (eight points, seven rebounds, four assists), Brandon Perry (four points, five rebounds, one assist, two blocks), Jito Kok (three points, one rebound, two assists, three blocks), Tyler Williams (two points, two rebounds, one assist), and Vasa Pusica (zero points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal).
Other Local College Basketball Scores
USC 83, USD 45; Western Michigan 74, USD 62; Cal State Fullerton 67, USD 55; Loyola 67, USD 57; San Jose St. 76, USD 67; USD 62, Drexel 59; USD 71, Bethesda 56; USD 53, SDSU 48; Denver 59, USD 47; USD 61, UC Davis 55;
SDSU 71, Illinois St. 60; Utah 81, SDSU 76; SDSU 71, San Diego Christian 61; Little Rock 49, SDSU 43; SDSU 79, East Carolina 54; SDSU 72, Cal 58; West Virginia 72, SDSU 50; SDSU 76, Long Beach St. 72; USD 53, SDSU 48; SDSU 73, Biola 53; SDSU 84, Nicholls 47; Grand Canyon 52,SDSU 45;
College Football Scores & Statistics
SDSU 31, Nevada 14, (Donnel Pumphrey 162 all-purpose yards, two touchdowns); SDSU 27, Air Force 24, (Pumphrey 154 total yards, one touchdown);
Oregon 52, Oregon St. 42, (Darren Carrington five catches, 38 yards);
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