San Diego Toreros men's basketball

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San Diego Toreros
2016–17 San Diego Toreros men's basketball team
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University University of San Diego
Head coach Lamont Smith (2nd season)
Conference WCC
Location San Diego, CA
Arena Jenny Craig Pavilion
(Capacity: 5,100)
Nickname Toreros
Colors Navy, White, and Toreros Blue[1]
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
NCAA Tournament appearances
1984, 1987, 2003, 2008
Conference tournament champions
2003, 2008
Conference regular season champions
1984, 1987

The San Diego Toreros men's basketball team is a college basketball team that represents the University of San Diego in San Diego, California. The school's team currently competes in the West Coast Conference. The team played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2008.

The Toreros play their home games in the Jenny Craig Pavilion. They are currently coached by Lamont Smith.


University of San Diego's biggest rival is San Diego State University. Since the 2001-2002 season the Toreros have been 3-12 against the Aztecs during the past 15 seasons.[2] The past Torero win coming in the 2015-2016 in one of four games since 2011 to be played outside. The game took place at Petco Park and is the first time the park has hosted a basketball game.[3] The Toreros won 53-48.[4]

Postseason results[edit]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Toreros have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–4.

Year Round Opponent Result
1984 Preliminary Round Princeton L 56–65
1987 First Round Auburn L 61–62
2003 First Round Stanford L 69–77
2008 First Round
Second Round
Western Kentucky
W 70–69OT
L 63–72

CIT results[edit]

The Toreros have appeared in one Postseason Tournament (CIT). Their record is 2–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2014 First Round
Second Round
Portland State
Sam Houston State
W 87–65
W 77–72
L 60–75

Recent results[edit]

2014–2015 (15–16) (8–10 Conference)
2013–2014 (18–17) (7–11 Conference)
2012–2013 (16–18) (7–9 Conference)
2011–2012 (13–18) (7–9 Conference)
2010–2011 (6–24) (2–12 Conference)
2009–2010 (11–21) (3–11 Conference)
2008–2009 (16–16) (6–8 Conference)
2007–2008 (22–14) (11–3 Conference) NCAA Tournament Berth
2006–2007 (18–14) (6–8 Conference)
2005–2006 (18–12) (6–8 Conference)
2004–2005 (16–13) (7–7 Conference)
2003–2004 (4–26) (1–13 Conference)

Toreros in the NBA[edit]


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