Pineiro leads San Diego to opening-round win in WCC tourney
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead San Diego to a 67-47 victory over Portland on Thursday night in the first round of the West Coast Conference Tournament.
Pineiro posted his 16th double-double this season and 10th in the last 11 games to lead the seventh-seeded Toreros (19-13) into a second-round matchup against No. 6 seed Santa Clara.
San Diego led 34-30 at halftime before shooting 50 percent in the second half in building a 10-point lead midway through the period that would remain in double figures.
JoJo Walker scored 13 points and Marcus Shaver Jr. 10 for the 10th-seeded Pilots (7-25), who shot only 33 percent, including 24 percent in the second half.