The University of San Diego men's basketball team, winner of three straight games, continues its four-game homestand at 7:30 tonight against St. Ambrose College. The Toreros, with consecutive wins over Alaska-Anchorage, Northern Iowa and Montana State, are 8-4. After tonight's game, USD has only one nonconference game left--Jan. 9 against USIU--before beginning play in the West Coast Athletic Conference Jan. 17 at Santa Clara.
The Toreros have relied on 6-foot 8-inch forward Nils Madden and 6-4 guard Pete Murphy for scoring. Madden had a career-high 21 points against Alaska before getting 26 points against Northern Iowa. Murphy scored 19 against Northern Iowa and a team-leading 14 against Montana State Thursday. Scott Thompson, a 7-foot center, still leads the Toreros in scoring with a 13.0 average.
St. Ambrose College, from Davenport, Iowa, has a 5-7 record and is led by 6-8 senior center Mitch Meyers, who averages 14.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. St. Ambrose is the only Division II school on USD's schedule this season.