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San Diego Game Preview with Toreros Guard, Joey Calcaterra

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Joey has stepped into a new role as the leader of the USD Toreros

#1 Gonzaga travels to sunny San Diego tomorrow (away from the cold winter of Spokane) to face off against the USD Toreros at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. I caught up with sophomore guard Joey Calcaterra to preview this exciting matchup. Joey, a Novato native, leads the USD team in both points and assists.

San Diego Toreros (7-10, 0-2)

Wins - Fresno State, @ Weber State, Hofstra, Holy Cross, @ Fullerton, UC Davis, Whittier

Losses - UC Irvine, @ Long Beach State, @ #25 Colorado, San Diego State, @ #25 Washington, Saint Bonaventure, University of Illinois-Chicago, Stanford, @ Loyola Marymount, @ Santa Clara

KenPom Ranking - #188

Key Numbers:

  • 66.9 points per game
  • 34.3 rebounds per game
  • 13.4 assists per game
  • 3.2 blocks per game
  • 5.8 steals per game
  • 68.1 points allowed per game
  • 42.8 field goal percentage

Player to Watch For:

Joey Calcaterra, Sophomore - 13.2 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 2.5 APG

Game Time:

#1 Gonzaga @ San Diego - 10:00 PM ET on Thursday, January 9th

Score Prediction:

91-67, Bulldogs over Toreros

*Arden Cravalho is a Gonzaga University graduate from the Bay Area... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho