USD Basketball Coach Arrested on Team Trip

February 25, 2018

UPDATE (2/26/18, 2:32 p.m. PST): The University of San Diego announced today that Smith will be placed on administrative leave until further notice. In the announcement, the school states that “Our values as a faith-based institution call upon us to proceed with justice and compassion. Our prayers are for all those who are impacted by this situation.” The university has opened an investigation. Assistant coach Sam Scholl will take over…


USD Toreros Fall Short Against 14th Ranked Gonzaga on Senior Night

February 22, 2018

The USD Toreros Men’s basketball team hosted the 14th ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs on their Senior Night at the Jenny Craig Pavilion, attempting to beat the Zags for the first time in their last eight meetings. Torero’s forward, Cameron Neubauer, was the lone senior on the USD team this season. The red-hot Zags came into the contest on a nine-game win streak, sitting at 25-4 (15-1 in the WCC) after cruising over…


Moral Victories Only: USD Stumbles Down Stretch in Loss to St. Mary’s

January 6, 2018

The 2017-18 University of San Diego men’s basketball team has made its money so far on stifling defense around the three-point line and a gritty lineup that runs eight deep. In a road match-up with St. Mary’s, and looking for the program’s first win in Moraga since 2007, the Toreros turned to that formula again. The opposing Gaels didn’t make a three-pointer until midway through the second half, and shot…


The 2017-18 WCC Basketball Preview You Didn’t Know You Needed

December 28, 2017

4-14. 6-13. Those were the conference records for the University of San Diego in each of the last two seasons. The program has undergone the collegiate version of a rebuild under head coach Lamont Smith, with the emphasis being on getting underclassmen on the court, and the win-loss records have shown as much. However, now in the third round of the Lamont Smith era, the Toreros have found more success,…