Feb. 23, 2013; Spokane, WA, USA; San Diego Toreros head coach Bill Grier looks on during a game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the first half at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Game Recap: Toreros Beat UNC Greensboro 83-71


After falling to Illinois-Chicago yesterday, San Diego responded with an 83-71 victory over UNC Greensboro today.

The Toreros improve to 5-1 with the victory, and consequently the Spartans fall to 3-3.

Duda Sanadze was the Toreros leading scorer with 20 points. Christopher Anderson was not far behind with 16, and Johnny Dee chipped in 15 as well.

Anderson dished out 5 assists for the Toreros. Dennis Kramer led San Diego on the glass with 7 rebounds.

UNC Greensboro’s Kyle Cain led all scorers with 21 points. He shot very well from the field, going 9 for 14. Along with R.J. White, Cain was also the Spartans leading rebounder with 5. Trevor Saddler chipped in 12 points in 34 minutes of action, but also turned the ball over 6 times.

Stat of the Night

 

In 5 wins this season, the Toreros have posted positive or even rebounding margins in each winning contest. The Toreros work on the glass is a good reason why the Toreros have the record that they do at this point in the season.

 

Keys to the Game

 

Johnny Buckets – X

Albeit it wasn’t as bad as last game, Dee did not shoot particularly well in this game either. His 4 of 11 from the field was enough to propel the Toreros to victory, but Dee should be shooting a lot better based on what he is capable of.

To add a silver lining to his performance today; it was an improvement from Monday, and Dee seems due for a monster performance.

 

Don’t Let the Three Kill You – Check

UNC Greensboro shot only 4 of 14 (28.6%) from beyond the arc today and Toreros did not let the 3-ball become a factor in this game.

 

The Toreros will play Southern Illinois for 5th place at the Gulf Coast Showcase at 11:30 p.m. PST tomorrow.

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