College of San Diego ladies’s basketball (19-13) takes on Oregon at 6 p.m. Thursday, touring to Eugene, Ore. because the WNIT continues.
The Toreros defeated UC Irvine (25-7) 58-48 Monday on the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
The Geese (19-14) overwhelmed Rice Monday, successful 78-53, led by Endyia Rogers, who scored 19, whereas two gamers, together with La Jolla Nation Day alum Te-Hina Paopao, had 17.
The winner advances to the Nice 8 spherical, dealing with the victor in Friday’s Kansas State and Washington recreation.
USD’s protection pressured the Anteaters from the beginning, limiting them to eight factors apiece in every of the primary two quarters. when Irvine shot simply 19.4%.
The Toreros held UC Irvine below 30% taking pictures, undertaking the feat for the second time this season, whereas ending with a season-high 54 rebounds within the win.
USD and Oregon haven’t seen one another for almost three a long time. The Geese gained 74-67 on Dec. 28, 1993.
Within the opening spherical, the Geese trounced North Dakota State 96-57.
Oregon, which had certified for 5 straight NCAA Event berths, is making its eighth all-time look within the WNIT/NWIT and its first since 2016. They claimed the WNIT title in 2002 and 1989.
USD must management guards Paopao and Rogers to advance. The duo helped the Geese win 5 of its final six video games, rebounding from a seven-game shedding streak in January and February. They accounted for 53% of Oregon’s factors in that span, averaging a mixed 38.8 factors per recreation.