Sept. 26, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's basketball team has released its 2006-07 schedule. The schedule times are subject to change.
The Toreros schedule features USD on their home court for 17 games, but it will be no cake walk for the Toreros as head coach Cindy Fisher and her staff have put together a tough schedule. Some of the highlights of the home portion of the non-conference schedule include Georgia Tech, perennial power Texas, and a very solid Oregon State University team. USD is guaranteed to face either Texas or Oregon State in the annual Surf N' Slam Tournament in late December.
Other highlighted games on the USD schedule include home games with the defending Big West Champion and 2006 NCAA Tournament participant UC Riverside, a very strong Holy Cross squad that made it to the championship game of the Patriot League Tournament this past season and a very tough Long Beach State University team who had a 18-10 record this past season.
USD will also have several tough opponents in the always strong West Coast Conference. Defending WCC Champion Pepperdine University will be a challenge for the Toreros along with an always strong Loyola Marymount University team and a solid Gonzaga University squad.
"I think we have a great schedule this year, and that it is going to be super competitive," said Fisher. "We are very blessed to get some quality home games, and I think it is going to be challenging. However, I think we should have a good showing in the non-conference schedule and hopefully it will prepare us for our tough conference schedule."
Prior to the start of the season, San Diego will host Torero Madness on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. inside the Jenny Craig Pavilion. This will be an extravaganza that features both the men's and women's basketball teams as well as a chance for fans to see all Torero athletic teams. The event will feature a dunk contest and a three-point contest. The cost of the event is free to all.