They might have felt fortunate on the first night to draw the WCC's worst team in Loyola Marymount. The Toreros needed a big second half to beat the Lions 62-56. They'll face Santa Clara in the quarter-finals Saturday night at 6 PM.
Gyno Pomare, who knows a loss will end his college career, played like it. 18 points, and eight rebounds for Pomare. Roberto Mafra chipped in with 14 for the Toreros.
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The USD women also advanced with a 73-64 victory over San Francisco. Kiva Herman led the Toreros with 20 points.