Pepperdine Defeats Santa Clara To Close Out Regular Season

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WCC Tournament 2012, Pepperdine Vs. San Diego Score: Toreros Eliminate Waves With 76-54 Win, BYU Next

So far chalk has prevailed in Las Vegas. The No. 7 seed Pepperdine Waves ended their season Thursday night with a 76-54 loss to the No. 6 seed San Diego Toreros in the 2012 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships at the Orleans Arena. Johnny Dee scored 30 points to lead San Diego in the win, including six three-pointers.

Dee made nine of 14 field goals on the night, including 6-of-9 from beyond the arc for San Diego (13-17, 7-9), who shot 56.3% on the night.

This was the sixth meeting in the WCC Tournament in the last eight years for the Waves and Toreros. Pepperdine (10-19, 4-12) was led in scoring by senior center Corbin Moore, who had 16 points and 12 rebounds in his final college game. Forward Taylor Darby, also playing his final game for the Waves, had 15 points and eight rebounds in defeat.

Pepperdine cut an 11-point halftime deficit to two with 15:53 remaining in the game, but San Diego went on a 32-12 run over the next 10 minutes to put the game away. Pepperdine lost all three games to San Diego this season.

San Diego advances to battle the No. 3 seed BYU Cougars in the second of two games Friday night, to be televised by ESPNU.

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WCC Tournament 2012, Pepperdine Vs. San Diego: Game Time, TV & Streaming Info And More

The 2012 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships continue on Thursday night at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The Pepperdine Waves won their last two games of the season to avoid playing in the No. 8 vs. No. 9 game on Wednesday night, and look for a third consecutive victory on Thursday against the San Diego Toreros in the second game of the night. Here are the details:

Records & Seeding: No. 7 Pepperdine (10-18, 4-12 in WCC); No. 6 San Diego (12-17, 7-9)

Location: Orleans Arena in Las Vegas

Time: 8 p.m. PST is the scheduled start time, but that seems ambitious. This game will start 30 minutes after the first game of the night ends.

TV: BYUtv, with Dave McCann on play-by-play and Steve Cleveland as the analyst.

Streaming: Live on ESPN3

Series History: Pepperdine leads the all-time series history with San Diego 56-36, and the two schools have met six times in the last eight years in the WCC Tournament. The Waves won last year against the Toreros in the tourney, but lost both games against USD this season. San Diego holds a 5-4 advantage over Pepperdine in WCC Tournament play.

Up Next: The winner of this game will face the No. 3 seed BYU Cougars Friday night in the tournament quarterfinals on ESPNU at 8 p.m. PST.

Good Start: Pepperdine has won their first WCC Tournament game in three of the last four seasons.

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WCC Basketball Tournament Schedule 2012: Pepperdine, San Diego Set For Quarterfinal Matchup

The 2012 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships will begin on Wednesday in Las Vegas, as the eight-game tournament will be played at the Orleans Arena. The Pepperdine Waves (10-18, 4-12 in WCC play) have been at the bottom of the conference for most of the season, but won their last two games to avoid playing the play-in game on Wednesday, February 28.

The Waves are locked in as the No. 7 seed, and will play the San Diego Toreros on Thursday, the second of two quarterfinal matchups which begin at 6 p.m. PST. San Diego (12-17, 7-9) lost Saturday night at home to Gonzaga, locking them in as the No. 6 seed. The winner will face the No. 3 seed BYU Cougars on Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m. PST in a tournament quarterfinal game televised by ESPNU.

Pepperdine lost both games to the Toreros this season, falling 65-56 in San Diego on January 26, then losing at home 70-57 on February 9. The Waves lost to BYU twice as well, 77-64 at home on January 21 and 86-48 in Provo on February 11.

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Pepperdine Vs. Santa Clara: Taylor Darby Leads Waves To 63-57 Win

Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) - Taylor Darby tallied a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Pepperdine Waves defeated the Santa Clara Broncos 63-57 in a West Coast Conference tilt at the Leavey Center.

Caleb Willis scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Pepperdine (10-18, 4-12 WCC), which has won back-to-back games. Ramon Eaton added 10 points and Corbin Moore ripped down 10 boards for the Waves.

The loss for Santa Clara (8-20, 0-16) extends its school record losing streak to 16 games. Raymond Cowels III scored 15 points for the Broncos while Evan Roquemore added 12 points and Niyi Harrison put up 11 points and nine rebounds.

Santa Clara spend most of the first half with the lead and it took a 26-25 advantage into halftime.

Pepperdine came out for the second half on fire, ripping off a 17-4 run to take a 42-30 lead with 11:23 left in the game. The Broncos would climb back to make it a five point game with 20 seconds remaining but they would get no closer.

The Waves shot 42.6 percent from the field in the game outrebounded the Broncos 48-33.

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Pepperdine Vs. Portland Final Score: Waves Hold On For 70-65 Home Win

The Pepperdine Waves had a huge second half on Saturday night at the Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu. They managed to best the visiting Portland Pilots and pick up their third WCC win of the season with a 70-65 win.

The Waves actually trailed 27-26 heading into halftime, but the second half turned into a shootout between the two teams. Pepperdine was ultimately able to pull ahead and prevail.

Taylor Darby and Jordan Baker led the Pepperdine scorers with 17 points each. Joshua Lowery also contributed 14 points to the winning effort. On the Portland side, Kevin Bailey led all scorers with 18 points, but managed just one rebound, one steal and no assists.

With the win, Pepperdine improves to 3-12 in WCC play, with an overall record of 9-18.

Pepperdine will play their final game before the WCC tournament begins on Thursday, Feb. 23, when they travel to take on the Santa Clara Broncos.

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Pepperdine Vs. Seattle Final Score: Cervante Burrell Sends Waves To Fifth Straight Loss

Cervante Burrell had 19 points and seven assists, leading the Seattle Redhawks to a 81-70 victory over the Pepperdine Waves Thursday night in a non-conference battle at Key Arena in Seattle. The loss was the fifth straight for Pepperdine (8-18), who has lost 13 of its last 14 games.

This was the second trip to Key Arena for the Waves this season, as they also lost to the Washington State Cougars 67-56 on December 22. This was a return game for the Redhawks (9-14), as Pepperdine beat Seattle 84-64 in Malibu last season.

Taylor Darby scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Pepperdine, who shot 38.7% from the field during the game. Corbin Moore had 20 points and six rebounds in the game for the Waves. Jordan Baker added 11 points, five rebounds, and five assists. The Waves outrebounded the Redhawks 36-26 on the night.

Burrell made all 11 of his free throw attempts in the win for Seattle. Aaron Broussard had 17 points, and Sterling Carter scored 16 points for the Redhawks in the win.

Pepperdine returns home Saturday night to host the Portland Pilots at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu.

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WCC NCAA Basketball Schedule: Loyola Marymount Has Tests Against Saint Mary's, Valparaiso

The West Coast Conference college basketball schedule is hitting the home stretch, with only three weeks remaining in the regular season. The Loyola Marymount Lions saw their undefeated road winning streak snapped at six games on Saturday at Gonzaga, and continue their tough road trip on Wednesday against the conference-leading Saint Mary's Gaels. Here is a look at the WCC schedule for the week (all times PST):

Wednesday, February 15

LMU at Saint Mary's, 7:30 p.m. (Prime Ticket)

Thursday, February 16

Portland at San Diego, 5:30 p.m. (Comcast Northwest)

BYU at San Francisco, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

Pepperdine at Seattle, 7:10 p.m. (non-conference battle)

Gonzaga at Santa Clara, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Friday, February 17

Valparaiso at LMU, 6 p.m. (ESPNU, a Bracket Busters game)

Saturday, February 18

Saint Mary's at Murray State, 3 p.m. (ESPN, a Bracket Busters game)

BYU at Santa Clara, 4 p.m. (ESPNU)

Gonzaga at San Francisco, 5 p.m. (Comcast Bay Area, Root Northwest)

Portland at Pepperdine, 7 p.m. (Prime TIcket)

San Diego at Cal State Bakersfield, 7 p.m. (non-conference battle)

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NCAA Standings, West Coast Conference: Gonzaga Closes The Gap With Saint Mary's

The Gonzaga Bulldogs kept their West Coast Conference regular season title hopes alive this week as they won their showdown with the Saint Mary's Gaels on Thursday night in a battle of the top two teams in the conference. Gonzaga beat Saint Mary's at home 73-59 to pull to within one game of the Gaels in the loss column.

The Loyola Marymount Lions had the displeasure of facing Gonzaga next, and lost 78-59 in Spokane on Saturday night, snapping the Lions' six-game road winning streak. Here are the update WCC standings.

West Coast Conference Basketball Standings
Team Conf. Overall This Week Next Week
Saint Mary's 12-1 23-3 1-1 LMU, at Murray St.*
Gonzaga 10-2 20-4 2-0 at Santa Clara, at USF
BYU 9-3 21-6 1-0 at USF, at Santa Clara
Loyola Marymount 9-4 16-10 1-1 at St. Mary's, Valparaiso*
San Francisco 7-6 17-10 2-0 BYU, Gonzaga
San Diego 5-8 10-15 1-1 Portland, at CSU Bakersfield*
Portland 3-9 6-19 0-1 at USD, at Pepperdine
Pepperdine 2-12 8-17 0-2 at Seattle*, Portland
Santa Clara 0-12 8-17 0-2 Gonzaga, BYU
Through games of February 11; *non-conference game

With three conference games remaining, Loyola Marymount needs one win or a loss by the San Francisco Dons to clinch no worse than fourth place and a bye through the first day of the West Coast Conference Tournament. LMU hits the road to face Saint Mary's on Wednesday night.

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Pepperdine Vs. BYU Final Score: Waves Lose Fourth Straight, 86-48

The Pepperdine Waves fell behind big early and were simply overmatched on Saturday in Provo, Utah, getting drilled by the BYU Cougars 86-48. The loss was the fourth straight for the Waves (8-17, 2-12 in West Coast Conference play), who have lost 12 of their last 13 games.

Pepperdine fell behind 30-7 at the start of the game, and trailed by as many as 46 points in the second half. The previous worst loss of the season for the Waves was a 74-45 defeat at Saint Mary's on December 31. The Waves shot 33.3% for the game and nobody scored in double figures. Taylor Darby and Ramon Eaton both scored eight points in the loss for Pepperdine.

Charles Abouo scored 23 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in 27 minutes to lead BYU (21-6, 9-3) in the vcitory. Abouo made five of eight attempts from three-point range. Brandon Davies added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Cougars.

Pepperdine takes a bit of a WCC holiday as their next game is a non-conference battle at Seattle on Thursday night.

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Pepperdine Vs. BYU Game Time, TV & Streaming Info And More

The Pepperdine Waves look to snap their four-game losing streak on Saturday afternoon, but will have to do so with a tough West Coast Conference road battle against the BYU Cougars. Here are the relevant details of Saturday's game.

Records: Pepperdine (8-16, 2-11 in WCC play); BYU (20-6, 8-3)

Location: Marriott Center in Provo, Utah

Time: 3 p.m. PST

TV: Fox Sports West and BYUtv, with Dave McCann and Steve Cleveland on the call

Streaming: Audio of the game, called by longtime Waves play-by-play man Al Epstein, can be heard at PepperdineSports.com

Home vs. Road: Pepperdine is 3-8 in road games this season, while BYU is 11-3 at home.

Leading Scorers: Pepperdine's Taylor Darby (11.7 points per game) was just named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America District first team; BYU's Noah Hartsock (17.6) scored 20 points in the Cougars' win at Pepperdine on January 21.

Series History: BYU leads the all-time series against Pepperdine 5-4, including winning 77-64 in Malibu on January 21 in their first ever West Coast Conference meeting. Forward Brandon Davies scored 29 points, had six rebounds, and made 15 of 18 free throws for BYU in the win. The Cougars have won the last four meetings between the two schools. Pepperdine is 1-3 in Provo, with their last win coming in December 1985.

Double-Double Man: Pepperdine senior center Corbin Moore has three double-doubles in his last four games, and seven on the season. Moore is second in the conference in rebounding, averaging 8.7 boards per game.

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Pepperdine Vs. San Diego Final Score: Waves Lose 70-57 At Home

The Pepperdine Waves suffered a 70-57 home loss to the San Diego Toreros on Thursday night at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu. The loss was the third straight defeat for the Waves, who have lost 11 of their last 12 contests.

The Toreros (10-14, 5-7) swept the season series against the Waves, as San Diego triumphed at home 65-56 on January 26. San Diego returned the favor from last season, when Pepperdine (8-16, 2-11) beat the Toreros three times, including in the West Coast Conference tournament.

Corbin Moore led the Waves in defeat with 17 points and 11 rebounds, his team-leading seventh double-double of the season. Joshua Lowery added 10 points and five assists in 32 minutes for Pepperdine, who shot 41.8% from the field.

Christopher Anderson scored 15 points and had seven assists to lead USD in the win. Cameron Miles added 14 points and four rebounds. San Diego shot 51.0% in the win, and outrebounded Pepperdine 37-27 on the night.

The Waves head to Provo, Utah on Saturday night to face the BYU Cougars.

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2012 West Coast Conference College Basketball Standings: Loyola Marymount Close To Clinching Bye In WCC Tournament

The Loyola Marymount Lions captured one of their most memorable victories of the season on Saturday night, erasing a 19-point deficit to beat the San Francisco Dons 90-88 at home. LMU needed the win to remain tied for third place in the West Coast Conference standings.

What the win did for the Lions is create some separation between the top four teams in the conference and the rest. Loyola Marymount has a three game lead over fifth-place San Francisco with five conference games remaining, and the Lions hold the tiebreaker over the Dons by virtue of beating them twice. The top four seeds get a bye to the quarterfinals of the WCC Basketball Tournament, which will be held in Las Vegas this year.

West Coast Conference Basketball Standings
Team Conf. Overall This Week Next Week
Saint Mary's 11-0 22-2 1-0 at Gonzaga, Santa Clara
Gonzaga 8-2 18-4 1-1 St. Mary's, LMU
Loyola Marymount 8-3 15-9 2-0 at Portland, at Gonzaga
BYU 8-3 20-6 2-0 Pepperdine (Sat.)
San Francisco 5-6 15-10 0-1 Santa Clara, at San Diego
San Diego 4-7 9-14 1-1 at Pepperdine, San Francisco
Portland 3-8 6-18 1-1 LMU (Thur.)
Pepperdine 2-10 8-15 0-2 San Diego, at BYU
Santa Clara 0-10 8-15 0-2 at San Francisco, at St. Mary's
Through games of February 4

Loyola Marymount hits the road to face the Portland Pilots and Gonzaga Bulldogs next week, putting their undefeated (5-0) WCC road record on the line. The game of the week in the WCC comes Thursday night as Gonzaga hosts Saint Mary's Gaels in a battle of the top two teams in the conference.

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Pepperdine Vs. Gonzaga Final Score: Waves Comeback Falls Short In 72-60 Loss

The Pepperdine Waves fell behind early on Saturday night, trailing by as many as 15 points in the first half, and ultimately lost 72-60 to the No. 24 Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday night at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu. The Waves never led in the game.

Down 35-21 at halftime, Pepperdine pulled to within two points with 8:55 remaining in the game, but Gonzaga finished the game on a 22-12 run for the final margin.

Senior center Corbin Moore led the Waves with 17 points and 10 rebounds, his sixth double-double of the season. Joshua Lowery added 11 points and seven assists for Pepperdine (8-15, 2-10), who lost for the 10th time in their last 11 games. Freshman Jordan Baker, leading the Waves in scoring in West Coast Conference play, added nine points and six assists, but made just three of 11 shots from the field.

Gonzaga (18-4, 8-2) was led by a trio of players who scored 15 points apiece. Robert Sacre scored 15 points and added seven rebounds, and hit nine of his 10 free throws. Guy Landry Edi and Kevin Pangos also scored 15 for the Bulldogs, who have sole possession of second place in the WCC.

Pepperdine remains at home to host the San Diego Toreros on Thursday night.

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Gonzaga Vs. Pepperdine Game Preview: Game Time, TV & Streaming Info And More

The Pepperdine Waves return home Saturday night to host the No. 24 Gonzaga Bulldogs at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu. Here are the relevant details of Saturday's West Coast Conference college basketball battle:

Records: Pepperdine (8-14, 2-9 in WCC play); Gonzaga (17-4, 7-2)

Location: Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu

Time: 7 p.m. PST

TV: Root Northwest, with Greg Heister and Richard Fox on the call

Streaming: The game can be seen online at PepperdineSports.com, with Al Epstein on play-by-play, in his 27th season calling Pepperdine games.

Series History: The Waves have struggled mightily against Gonzaga, losing 21 straight games to the Bulldogs. Pepperdine has lost 36 of their last 41 battles with Gonzaga, after beating the Zags in 26 of their first 31 meetings. Pepperdine's last victory agains Gonzaga came in 2002 at home.

Ranked Foes: Pepperdine has lost 16 consecutive games against team ranked in the Associated Press top 25. The Waves' last win against a ranked team was a win against then No. 20 Wisconsin on November 27, 2004. Gonzaga has delivered nine of the 16 straight losses to Pepperdine.

Home vs. Road: Pepperdine is 5-5 at home this season; Gonzaga is 3-3 on the road, including an 83-73 loss Thursday night in Provo, Utah against the BYU Cougars.

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Loyola Marymount Vs. Pepperdine Final Score: Jarred DuBois, Lions Win At Home, 67-57

Jarred DuBois scored 14 points and had four assists, leading the Loyola Marymount Lions to a 67-57 win over the Pepperdine Waves in a West Coast Conference battle at Gersten Pavilion on Thursday night. The win was the second straight for the Lions and completed a season sweep over Pepperdine.

LaRon Armstead also scored 14 points for the Lions (14-9, 7-3), who shot 43.4% from the field on the night. Loyola Marymount had a balanced scoring attack, with five players scoring at least eight points.

Armstead made all six free throw attempts on the night, improving his WCC-best free throw percentage to 89.1%.

Taylor Darby led Pepperdine (8-14, 2-9) with 18 points, and is averaging 17.0 points over his last four contests. Freshman scoring sensation Jordan Baker, leading the Waves in scoring in WCC play at 12.5 points per game, was held to six points Thursday night on just 3-of-12 shooting. Pepperdine shot 38.2% from the field on the night, including just two of 15 from three-point range.

Loyola Marymount remains home for the weekend, hosting the San Francisco Dons on Saturday night at Gersten Pavilion. Pepperdine welcomes the No. 24 Gonzaga Bulldogs to Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu on Saturday night.

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Loyola Marymount Vs. Pepperdine Basketball: Game Time, TV & Streaming Info, And More

The Loyola Marymount Lions welcome their PCH Cup rivals, the Pepperdine Waves, to Gersten Pavilion on Thursday night in a West Coast Conference battle on Prime Ticket. This is the second meeting between the two teams this season, with LMU beating Pepperdine 68-58 in Malibu on January 12. Here are the details of Thursday night's contest:

Records: Loyola Marymount (13-9, 6-3); Pepperdine (8-13, 2-8)

Location: Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles

Time: 7:30 p.m. PST

TV: Prime Ticket, with Paul Sunderland and Michael Cage on the call.

Streaming: Available online at LMULions.com

Series History: Pepperdine has won 24 of the last 30 meetings between the two schools, but Loyola Marymount with their win in Malibu on January 12 snapped a 13-game road losing streak to the Waves.

Full Strength: Since junior forward Ashley Hamilton returned to the lineup from a foot injury on January 7, the Lions are 5-2, as they have had their three leading scorers all healthy at the same time: Drew Viney (15.9 points per game), Anthony Ireland (15.4 ppg), and Hamilton (12.3 ppg).

PCH Cup: The two schools, separated by 19.1 miles, have joined to battle for the PCH Cup, founded in the 2009-2010 season. The all-sport competition awards one point for a home win and 1.5 points for a road triumph, and Pepperdine leads LMU in the 2011-2012 campaign 7.0 to 4.5 points.

Freshman Sensation: First-year guard Jordan Baker leads Pepperdine with a 13.2 points-per-game scoring average in WCC play, second among freshmen in the conference.

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WCC College Basketball Standings: Loyola Marymount Tied For Third Place

The Loyola Marymount Lions got a three-pointer from Jarred DuBois with 18 seconds remaining in the game Saturday night, giving the Lions a 62-59 home win over the Portland Pilots at Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles. The win for the Lions, combined with the Saint Mary's Gaels getting a road win in Provo over the BYU Cougars, moved LMU into a tie for third place in the West Coast Conference standings.

West Coast Conference Basketball Standings
Team Conf. Overall This Week Next Week
Saint Mary's 10-0 21-2 2-0 USD
Gonzaga 7-1 17-3 1-0 at BYU, at Pepperdine
Loyola Marymount 6-3 13-9 2-1 Pepperdine, USF
BYU 6-3 18-6 1-1 Gonzaga, at Portland
San Francisco 5-5 15-9 2-0 at LMU
San Diego 3-6 8-13 1-1 at St. Mary's, Santa Clara
Portland 2-7 5-17 0-2 at Santa Clara, BYU
Pepperdine 2-8 8-13 1-1 at LMU, Gonzaga
Santa Clara 0-8 8-13 0-3 Portland, at San Diego
Through games of January 28

The Pepperdine Waves snapped an eight-game losing streak Saturday night with a 74-62 home win over the Santa Clara Broncos, dropping the Broncos to 0-8 in WCC play. The Waves host the Gonzaga Bulldogs next Saturday night at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu.

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Pepperdine Vs. Santa Clara Final Score: Jordan Baker, Waves Snap Losing Streak With 74-62 Win

Freshman guard Jordan Baker scored 15 points to lead the Pepperdine Waves to a 74-62 win over the Santa Clara Broncos at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu on Saturday night, ending an eight-game losing streak for Pepperdine.

Baker leads the Waves (8-13, 2-8) in scoring in West Coast Conference play, averaging 13.2 points per game. He is second among freshman in the conference in scoring. Baker was one of four Waves to score in double figures on the night. Taylor Darby scored 14 points and Joshua Lowery scored 13 for Pepperdine. Center Corbin Moore added 11 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season.

Evan Roquemore led Santa Clara (8-13, 0-8) with 15 points and five assists. Pepperdine shot 48.0% from the field on the night, including making six of eight shots from three-point range. Pepperdine next battles local foe Loyola Marymount Thursday night in Los Angeles in a game that will be televised by Prime Ticket.

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Pepperdine Vs. San Diego Final Score: Waves Lose Eighth Straight, 65-56

The Pepperdine Waves fell behind big early on Thursday night at the Jenny Craig Pavilion, and proceeded to lose on the road, 65-56 to the San Diego Toreros. It was the eighth consecutive defeat for Pepperdine, who fell to 3-7 on the road this season, and fell to 1-8 in West Coast Conference play.

San Diego (8-12, 3-5) built a 16-point lead in the first half, and never trailed after Pepperdine held a 4-3 lead just three minutes into the game. Dennis Kramer scored 14 points to lead the Toreros, making five of six shots from the field. Christopher Anderson added 13 points and five assists for San Diego.

The Waves (7-13, 1-8) shot just 38.5% from the field Thursday night. Taylor Darby led Pepperdine with 15 points and seven rebounds. Pepperdine won all three games against San Diego last season, including a win in the first round of the WCC tournament. The Waves return home Saturday night to host the Santa Clara Broncos at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu.

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BYU Vs. Pepperdine Game Recap: Waves Drop Seventh Straight Conference Loss To Cougars, 77-64

Noah Hartsock and Brandon Davies of BYU combined for 49 points as they led the charge to defeat Pepperdine and hand the Waves their seventh straight conference loss by a score of 77-64 at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, Calif.

Waves’ Taylor Darby had a career night as he went 10-18 on the floor with a career high 21 points. Corbin Moore had 14 points and seven rebounds on 6 of 10 from the field. Joshua Lowery had 10 points, six of them from the charity stripe.

At the foul line, it was quite a disparity as the Cougars shot 38 free throws compared to the Waves’ 12. As a team, the Waves’ committed 24 fouls on the night.

The game got away from the Waves in the first quarter when they couldn’t score in the last 2:55, in which the score at the time, 33-29, jumped to 49-29 at halftime.

The Waves will play at Jenny Craig Pavillion in San Diego, Calif. where they face the San Diego Toreros on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. PT.

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BYU Vs. Pepperdine Game Preview: Game Time, TV & Streaming Info And More

The Pepperdine Waves look to stop the bleeding on Saturday night, returning home to host the BYU Cougars in a West Coast Conference battle. The Waves have lost six straight games, but hope for a better result in front of a sold-out Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu. Here are the relevant details of Saturday's contest:

Records: Pepperdine (7-11, 1-6 in WCC play); BYU (16-5, 5-2)

Location: Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu

Time: 5 p.m. PST

TV: BYUtv nationally and Fox Sports West locally, with Dave McCann and Steve Cleveland on the call.

Streaming: The game will be available to watch, as are all Pepperdine home games, on PepperdineSports.com.

Points At A Premium: The good news for Pepperdine is that they have played good defense this season under new head coach Marty Wilson, allowing just 62.9 points per game, good for third in the WCC and Pepperdine's best mark since the 1961-1962 season. The bad news is that on offense the Waves are scoring just 58.1 points per contest, and have been held to 47 points or less in four of their six consecutive defeats.

Freshman Force: A bright spot for the Waves has been freshman guard Jordan Baker, who has come alive once West Coast Conference play began. Baker is averaging 14.1 points per game in conference play, the only Wave to average in double figures, to go with 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game, and 48.2% shooting. Baker has scored in double figures in all seven WCC games.

Series History: Pepperdine and BYU have split eight all-time meetings, with the Cougars winning the last three. This is the first meeting between the two schools as WCC foes, as this is BYU's first season in the conference. Pepperdine's last victory over BYU came in Malibu in the 2001-2002 season.

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Pepperdine Vs. Saint Mary's Game Recap: Waves Fall 61-47 At No. 24 Gaels, Lose Sixth Straight Game

Rob Jones scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds Thursday night, leading the No. 24 Saint Mary's Gaels to a 61-47 victory over the Pepperdine Waves at McKeon Pavilion in Moraga, California. The loss for the Waves was their sixth straight and dropped them to 1-6 in West Coast Conference play.

Pepperdine has lost 11 straight games to Saint Mary's, who improved to 18-2 on the season and 7-0 in the WCC. The Waves have lost 17 of their last 18 contests to the Gaels.

Caleb Willis scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds, and freshman Jordan Baker added 13 points for Pepperdine. Waves center Corbin Moore tied his season high with 14 rebounds and scored seven points. Pepperdine shot 40.9% from the field in the loss, though the Waves did make five of 11 shots from three-point range.

Pepperdine returns home to host the BYU Cougars on Saturday night at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu.

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WCC College Basketball Schedule: BYU Hosts Loyola Marymount, Comes To Pepperdine

The Loyola Marymount Lions nearly had a perfect week in the West Coast Conference. They got their first win in Malibu over the Pepperdine Waves in 13 years on Thursday, then followed that up with a close battle at home against the No. 21 Gonzaga Bulldogs, ultimately suffering a four-point loss.

Pepperdine, in addition to losing to LMU, also fell in San Francisco to the Dons, running their losing streak to five games. The Waves have a tough week ahead, with a road battle Thursday against the conference-leading Saint Mary's Gaels, who are 17-2, and a home game against conference newcomers BYU Cougars. Here is a look at the WCC schedule for the week ahead:

Thursday, January 19

Loyola Marymount at BYU, 5:30 p.m. (BYUtv): The Cougars are 10-1 at home this season

Pepperdine at Saint Mary's, 7 p.m.

San Francisco at Gonzaga, 7 p.m.

San Diego at Portland, 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 21

San Francisco at Portland, 1:30 p.m.

BYU at Pepperdine, 5 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

San Diego at Portland, 5 p.m.

Saint Mary's at Santa Clara, 8 p.m.

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Pepperdine Vs. San Francisco Game Recap: Waves Lose 78-63, Drop Fifth Straight

The Pepperdine Waves on Saturday suffered their fifth straight loss, falling on the road to the San Francisco Dons 78-63 at War Memorial Gym in San Francisco. Michael Williams scored 17 points to lead San Francisco (12-8, 2-4), who has beaten Pepperdine in three straight home games and six of their last eight meetings in San Francisco.

The Waves (7-10, 1-5) beat the Dons 77-61 on December 29 at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu in the WCC opener for both teams. Unfortunately for Pepperdine, they haven't won since. Pepperdine fell to 3-5 on the road this season. Perris Blackwell added 15 points and five rebounds for San Francisco, who shot 55.1% from the field.

Freshman guard Jordan Baker continued his recent surge for Pepperdine on Saturday, leading the Waves with a career-high 26 points. Baker, who scored in double figures just once in non-conference play while averaging 5.1 points, has scored in double figures in all six West Coast Conference games for Pepperdine. Baker leads the Waves in scoring in WCC play with 14.3 points per game.

Baker made 10 of his 17 field goal attempts for the Waves, while he teammates made 11 of 32 field goals (34.4%).

Pepperdine travels north again next Thursday night to battle the Saint Mary's Gaels.

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Loyola Marymount Vs. Pepperdine Basketball: Lions Top Waves 68-58, Snap Long Road Losing Streak

Anthony Ireland scored 21 points, grabbed four rebounds, and had three assists, leading the Loyola Marymount Lions to a 68-58 road win over the Pepperdine Waves at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu. The win for LMU snapped a 13-game road losing streak for the Lions at Pepperdine, and moved Loyola Marymount to 3-1 in West Coast Conference play.

The loss was the fourth straight defeat for Pepperdine (7-8, 1-3), who shot 37.7% from the field. Jordan Baker scored 14 points and had nine rebounds in defeat for the Waves, while Taylor Darby also scored 14 and Joshua Lowery scored 13 points for Pepperdine.

Drew Viney had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Loyola Marymount, who has won four of their last five games. LMU shot 42.9% from the field during the game, and narrowly outrebounded Pepperdine 41-40. Loyola Marymount returns home on Saturday to host Gonzaga.

Pepperdine travels north on Saturday afternoon, battling San Francisco on the road. The Waves beat the Dons on December 29 for their only WCC win this season.

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PCH Cup, Pepperdine Vs. Loyola Marymount: Game Time, TV & Streaming Info, And More In West Coast Conference Battle

The Pepperdine Waves look to snap a three-game losing streak on Thursday night while simultaneously continuing their home mastery of the Loyola Marymount Lions, as the two schools meet in a PCH Cup game at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu. Pepperdine has won 13 straight home games against LMU. Here are the relevant details of Thursday's West Coast Conference showdown:

Records: Loyola Marymount (9-7, 2-1 in WCC play); Pepperdine (7-8, 1-3)

Location: Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu

Time: 7 p.m.

TV: ESPNU and ESPN3.com, with Mark Neely and Miles Simon on the call

Series History: Pepperdine leads the all-time series with LMU 91-63, and has won 24 of their last 29 meetings overall, including the last 13 in Malibu.

Streaking: The Waves are coming off three straight subpar offensive games, scoring 45, 45, and 43 points in losses to WCC foes Saint Mary's, Gonzaga, and Portland, all losses. Loyola Marymount, meanwhile, is 2-0 on the road in West Coast Conference play so far this season, and 4-2 on the road overall.

Leading Scorers: Drew Viney, LMU (15.5 points per game in just six games); Taylor Darby, Pepperdine (11.7 ppg)

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Pepperdine Vs. Portland Final Score: Waves Lose 53-43 To Pilots, Drop Third Straight Game

The Pepperdine Waves were ice cold on Saturday night and lost their third straight West Coast Conference game, 53-43 to the Portland Pilots at the Chiles Center in Portland. The Waves shot just 31.5% on the night, including 0-for-14 from three-point range, and in their last three games have averaged just 44.3 points per contest.

The loss was the fourth straight defeat in Portland for the Waves. Pepperdine trailed Portland 29-19 at halftime after making just seven of 25 shots (28%) in the first half. During their three-game losing streak, Pepperdine has shot just 32.2% from the field.

Taylor Darby scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Pepperdine (7-8, 1-3) in defeat. Jordan Baker added 12 points, and has scored in double figures in all four WCC games this year. Caleb Willis had six points and seven for the Waves.

Kevin Bailey led the Pilots with 15 points. Ryan Nicholas scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Portland, who shot 37.5% for the game. The Pilots (5-11, 2-1) made seven of 12 from three-point range (58.3%) for their second straight victory.

Pepperdine returns home to host the Loyola Marymount Lions on Thursday night in Malibu.

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Pepperdine Vs. Portland Basketball: Game Time, TV Info And More

The Pepperdine Waves look to snap a two-game losing streak on Saturday night as they battle the Portland Pilots at the Chiles Center in Portland. It is one of the few Pepperdine televised locally, as it will be on Fox Sports West. Here are the relevant details of this West Coast Conference matchup:

Records: Pepperdine (7-7, 1-2); Portland (4-11, 1-1)

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Chiles Center in Portland, Oregon

TV: Fox Sports West, with Scott Lynn and Bob Weiss calling the action

Series History: Pepperdine leads the all-time series with Portland, but had lost six straight to the Pilots before a 66-64 win last season in Malibu. Pepperdine has lost their last three trips to Portland.

45: Pepperdine has suffered consecutive losses to the top two teams in the WCC by nearly identical scores. The Waves lost at home to Saint Mary's last Saturday 74-45 and lost at No. 25 Gonzaga on Thursday 73-45.

Leading Scorers: Taylor Darby, Pepperdine (11.5 points per game); Ryan Nicholas, Portland (11.3 ppg)

Leading Rebounders: Corbin Moore, Pepperdine (8.4 rebounds per game); Nicholas, Portland (7.8 rpg)

Streaks: Pepperdine, lost two; Portland, won one (their 84-74 win over Santa Clara on Thursday snapped a seven-game skid for the Pilots)

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Pepperdine Vs. Gonzaga Final Score: Waves Fall 73-45, Lose 21st Straight To Bulldogs

The Pepperdine Waves have waited more than seven years to defeat a ranked opponent, and they will have to wait a little while longer. The Waves lost 73-45 to the No. 25 Gonzaga Bulldogs in Spokane on Thursday night to fall to 1-2 in West Coast Conference play.

The Waves' last win against a ranked opponent came on November 27, 2004, and Pepperdine has lost 15 straight games against ranked foes since then. Pepperdine has lost 21 straight games to Gonzaga (12-2, 2-0), and has lost 14 consecutive road contests to the Zags.

Pepperdine (7-7, 1-2) was down only four points with 9:13 remaining in the first half, but Gonzaga went on a 23-9 run to end the half, taking a 38-20 lead into the break.

Gonzaga had four players in double figures, led by Gary Bell with 14 points. Jordan Baker led the Waves with 10 points and six rebounds. Pepperdine continues their weekend road trip through the Pacific Northwest as they battle the Portland Pilots on Saturday night.

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Pepperdine Vs. Gonzaga Basketball: Game Time, TV Info And More

The Pepperdine Waves face their toughest test so far this season Thursday night as they face the No. 25 Gonzaga Bulldogs in a West Coast Conference battle in Spokane. The Waves have split their first two conference games, while the Bulldogs are 1-0 thus far in WCC play. Here are the relevant details of Thursday's contest:

Records: Pepperdine (7-6, 1-1), Gonzaga (11-2, 1-0)

Location: McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Washington

Time: 6 p.m. PST

TV: Root Northwest

Going Streaking: Pepperdine has lost its last 20 games against Gonzaga, and has lost in each of their last 13 meetings in Spokane, last netting a road win against Gonzaga in 1998.

Ranked Foes: Pepperdine hasn't had a win against a ranked team since November 27, 2004, when they beat No. 20 Wisconsin. Since that victory, Pepperdine has lost 14 straight games against ranked teams, including eight games against Gonzaga.

Double-Doubles: Seniors Taylor Darby (12.1 points per game) and Corbin Moore (10.8 ppg) are the top two scorers for the Waves, and have all seven double-doubles for Pepperdine this season. Moore has four double-doubles and leads the Waves with 8.8 boards per contest, while Darby has three double-doubles and has scored in double figures in five straight games.

Freshman Sensation: Gonzaga is led in scoring and assists by freshman guard Kevin Pangos, who has averaged 14.8 points and 3.5 assists per game so far this season. He has excelled in outside shooting, hitting 34 three-pointers in 13 games while shooting 41.0% from beyond the arc.

Defense: Pepperdine has allowed 61.5 points per game this season, which is second best in the WCC. They have allowed opponents to shoot just 40.3% from the field this season.

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Pepperdine Vs. Saint Mary's Recap: Waves Overwhelmed By Gaels In 74-45 Loss

The Pepperdine Waves hosted the St. Mary's Gaels on Saturday evening in WCC play. The 7-6 Waves came up on the losing end in a lopsided 74-45 loss, falling to 1-1 in conference play and 7-6 overall.

The Gaels, meanwhile, improved to 2-0 in WCC play to go along with their 13-2 records. They opened up a 35-18 lead in the first half and piled on another 39 points in the second. Guard Jordan Baker led all Pepperdine scorers with 14 points, also picking up two rebounds. Forward Taylor Darby contributed another 10 points and three rebounds for the Waves. Center Corbin Moore had nine rebounds and six points.

Matthew Dellavedova, a guard from St. Mary's, led all scorers with 16 points, also picking up four assists and two rebounds.

Pepperdine will play their next game on Thursday, January 5 when they travel to Spokane, Washington, to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

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Pepperdine Vs. San Francisco: Waves Open West Coast Conference Play With 77-61 Home Win Over Dons

Corbin Moore scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Pepperdine Waves to a 77-61 over the San Francisco Dons at the Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu on Thursday night in the West Coast Conference opener for both teams. It was the sixth straight game scoring in double figures for Moore, who is averaging 11.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest this season.

Caleb Willis nearly had a triple-double for the Waves, with 10 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists. Pepperdine shot 51.9% from the field and outrebounded San Francisco 41-29 on the night. The Waves won their WCC opener for the fourth straight year, with all four wins coming at home.

The two halves told a nearly identical story, as the Waves led 39-30 at halftime, then outscored San Francisco 38-31 in the final 20 minutes for their second straight home win. Pepperdine is 4-2 at Firestone Fieldhouse this season.

Angelo Caloiaro led the Dons with 14 points, while Perris Blackwell added 11 points and seven rebounds in defeat for San Francisco.

Pepperdine hosts Saint Mary's on Saturday afternoon.

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Pepperdine Waves Basketball: 2011-2012 West Coast Conference Schedule

The Pepperdine Waves open their West Coast Conference schedule on Thursday night, hosting the San Francisco Dons at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu. At 6-5 the Waves enter WCC play with a winning record for the first time since the 2004-2005 season. Pepperdine has won its last three WCC openers, all played at home. Here is the Pepperdine 2011-2012 WCC basketball schedule:

  • Thursday, December 29: San Francisco
  • Saturday, December 31: Saint Mary's
  • Thursday, January 5: at Gonzaga
  • Saturday, January 7: at Portland (Fox Sports West)
  • Thursday, January 12: Loyola Marymount (ESPNU)
  • Saturday, January 14: at San Francisco (Prime Ticket)
  • Thursday, January 19: at Saint Mary's
  • Saturday, January 21: BYU (Fox Sports West)
  • Thursday, January 26: at San Diego
  • Saturday, January 28: Santa Clara
  • Thursday, February 2: at Loyola Marymount (Prime Ticket)
  • Saturday, February 4: Gonzaga
  • Thursday, February 9: San Diego
  • Saturday, February 11: at BYU (Fox Sports West)
  • Thursday, February 16: at Seattle (non-conference game)
  • Saturday, February 18: Portland (Prime Ticket)
  • Thursday, February 23: at Santa Clara (Prime Ticket)

Eight of the Waves' 17 remaining games will be televised locally, and the two games against Gonzaga will be on Root Northwest, which is available on some systems. The WCC basketball tournament will be played from February 29 to March 5.

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Cougar Hardwood Classic: Pepperdine Falls To Washington State 67-56

Faisal Aden scored 17 points in 21 minutes off the bench, leading the Washington State Cougars to a 67-56 win over the Pepperdine Waves in the Cougar Hardwood Classic at Key Arena in Seattle. What was an ugly defensive battle in the first half turned into a shootout in the final 20 minutes, but the Cougars' first-half lead held up.

The Cougars led 26-15 at halftime, but the two teams each scored 41 points in the second half. The Waves got double-doubles from both Corbin Moore (14 points, 11 rebounds) and Taylor Darby (13 points, 10 rebounds). It was the second straight double-double for Darby and eighth of his career, and the fifth straight game that Moore has scored in double figures.

Pepperdine shot just 35.6% from the field in defeat, including making just four of 15 shots (26.7%) from three-point range. DaVonte Lacy added 15 points for Washington State. Pepperdine is 1-2 against Pac-12 Conference teams this season.

Pepperdine (6-5) begins its West Coast Conference play on December 29 against the San Francisco Dons.

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Cougar Hardwood Classic, Pepperdine Vs. Washington State: Game Time, Broadcast Info And More

The Pepperdine Waves on Thursday night will travel to the Pacific Northwest to battle the Washington St. Cougars in the Cougar Hardwood Classic at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. Washington State is the third Pac-12 Conference team on Pepperdine's schedule this season. Here are the relevant details of Thursday's college basketball contest.

Records: Pepperdine (6-4); Washington State (7-4)

Location: Key Arena, Seattle, Washington.

Time: 7 p.m. PST

TV: no TV

Audio: The game will be broadcast online at PepperdineSports.com

Favorite: Washington State is favored by 13, per Odds Shark

Leading Scorers: Taylor Darby, Pepperdine (12.0 points per game); Darby had a double-double in Sunday's win over Montana State, his second double-double of the season. The Cougars are led in scoring by guard Faisal Aden (15.1 ppg) and forward Brock Motum (14.5 ppg).

Good Start: This is the final non-conference game for Pepperdine before opening West Coast Conference Play on December 29 against San Francisco. The Waves are assured of having a winning record heading into WCC play for the first time since 2004-2005.

Series History: The two schools have split four games in their history, with the last meeting coming in 1986.

Pac-12: Pepperdine won 66-60 at the Arizona St. Sun Devils on November 12, and lost to the UCLA Bruins in Los Angeles 62-39 on November 28.

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Pepperdine Basketball Defeats Montana State In Malibu, 59-36

America's most scenic campus had a reason to celebrate Sunday night, as the Pepperdine Waves men's basketball team defeated the Montana St Bobcats with the final score 59-36. The men have one more tune up game before conference play begins, so it was important to get a victory in before going up against the likes of St Mary's and Gonzaga. Their last out of conference game will be Washington St in four days in Seattle. 

Taylor Darby lead all scorers with 14 points. His 11 rebounds gave him a double double on the night in 29 minutes. Corbin Moore also scored in the double digits with 13. Caleb Willis and Joshua Lowry round out the top performers, with Willis leading the team with six assists and Lowry pulling down six rebounds. They combined for 11 points. 

Pepperdine was able to pull away before halftime, and the game was never close after that. Montana St's lead scorer, Tre Johnson, only had 10 points. Pepperdine shot 44.7% from the field, while Montana St. shot a horrid 28.3%. Pepperdine also shot 33.3% from behind the arc.

After the trip to Seattle and the Christmas holiday, Pepperdine will host their first conference weekend of the year, with Bay Area schools San Francisco and St. Mary's coming to town. Pepperdine isn't scheduled to be on TV again until the 405 rivalry against LMU. 

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Pepperdine Vs. CSUN Basketball: Northridge Wins 73-70 For First Road Win Of Season

Stephan Hicks scored 18 points to lead the Cal State Northridge Matadors over the Pepperdine Waves 73-70 Saturday night at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu. It was just the second win of the season for CSUN, who picked up their first road victory of the season in six attempts.

Both teams shot well from distance on Saturday night. The Matadors hit seven of their 17 three-point attempts (41.2%), while the Waves made nine of 20 (45.0%) from beyond the arc. Joshua Lowery hit three of those three-pointers for Pepperdine and led the Waves with 17 points.

The Waves outrebounded the Matadors 34-26 for the game and held a six-point lead at halftime, but CSUN came out firing in the second half. The Matadors shot 61.9% from the field (13 for 21), including five of eight from three-point range in the final 20 minutes, during which they outscored Pepperdine 49-40. Aqeel Quinn scored 17 points off the bench for CSUN, on just seven field goal attempts.

Center Corbin Moore scored 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds for the Waves in defeat. Pepperdine has a full week off before hosting Montana State on Sunday, December 18.

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Pepperdine Vs. Hawaii Recap: Waves Hang On For 73-67 Victory

The Hawaii Warriors visiting Malibu on Saturday night to take on the Pepperdine Waves. Pepperdine was able to come away with a 73-67 win and improve their record to 3-3 overall and 1-1 at home.

After the teams finished the first half tied at 31-31, Pepperdine was able to pull ahead in the second half for the eventual win. Center Corbin Moore led all Pepperdine players with 17 points, also picking up four rebounds and three assists. Forward Taylor Darby also contributed, picking up 16 points and six rebounds. Guard Nikolas Skouen came off the bench and scored 12 points in the game. Guard Joshua Lowery was the fourth Waves player to score double digits, finishing with 10 points, four rebounds and four assists.

Hawaii's Shaquille Stokes led all scorers with 18 points. The guard also added two assists and a steal.

Pepperdine will be hitting the road next to take on the 2-6 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks. That game will tip off on Wednesday, December 7.

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UCLA Vs. Pepperdine Final Score: Bruins Cruise To 62-39 Win

It took five games, but the UCLA Bruins finally picked up a win over a Division I opponent Monday night, defeating the Pepperdine Waves 62-39 before a sparse crowd at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. UCLA (2-4) snapped a two-game losing streak with the win.

Lazeric Jones led the Bruins with 14 points, four assists, and six steals in the win. UCLA held Pepperdine to 31.3% shooting on the night (15 for 48), and forced 15 turnovers. The Waves led 7-6 with 11:29 remaining in the first half but surrendered a 20-2 run by UCLA, who took the lead for good.

Travis Wear and David Wear helped control the middle for the Bruins, combining for 18 points, 17 rebounds, and five blocked shots. Travis Wear also took an inadvertent elbow to the mouth with 12:02 remaining in the game. He went to the locker room for treatment, but later came back into the game.

Taylor Darby scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Waves. Both Joshua Lowery and Corbin Moore led Pepperdine with nine points each.

The Bruins next host the Texas Longhorns on Saturday afternoon at the Sports Arena. The Waves also play next on Saturday, hosting the Hawaii Warriors at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu.

For more UCLA basketball news and information, be sure to read Bruins Nation.

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UCLA Vs. Pepperdine Game Score: Bruins Lead 28-11 At Halftime Thanks To 20-2 Run

The UCLA Bruins are in search of their first win against a Division I opponent this season, and in the first half Monday night it looked like they might get it. The Bruins went on a 20-2 run and took a 28-11 lead over the Pepperdine Waves into halftime at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.

In their now nine halves against Division one opponents this season, the Bruins (1-4) have outscored their opponent in only two halves, including Monday night.

With 11:21 left in the first half, the Waves led an ugly game 7-6. But UCLA went on their 20-2 run and kept their 17-point margin into the break. Both David Wear and Travis Wear scored six points apiece to lead the Bruins, who shot 44.0% from the field (11 for 25). Travis Wear also pulled down 10 rebounds.

UCLA held the Waves to 26.3% shooting (five for 19) from the field, including missing all three shots from beyond the arc. Corbin Moore led the Waves with six points and four rebounds in the first half, making three of his first four shots.

For more UCLA basketball news and information, be sure to read Bruins Nation.

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UCLA Vs. Pepperdine: Bruins Seek First Win Against Division I Opponent

The Bruins have beaten the Waves in their last three meetings.

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Pepperdine Vs. UTSA: Corbin Moore Leads Waves To 70-64 Overtime Win

Center Corbin Moore scored 14 points and pulled down 14 rebounds on Saturday afternoon, but his first career three-pointer will be the lasting memory as the Pepperdine Waves defeated the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners 70-64 in overtime at the UTSA Convocation Center in San Antonio. The senior center, in his 101st college game for Pepperdine, hit a three-pointer with 10 seconds left to tie the game at 62-62 and sent the game to overtime.

Pepperdine (3-2) had trouble all day against the Roadrunners, trailing for nearly all of the first 33 minutes. The Waves took their first lead of the game at 47-46 with 7:44 remaining in the game. Taylor Darby added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Pepperdine, giving the Waves their first two double-doubles of the season.

The Waves held UTSA, who won a game in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, to 35.1% shooting (20 for 57) and outrebounded the Roadrunners 43-35. Kannon Burrage led Texas-San Antonio with 18 points.

Pepperdine returns to Los Angeles for a Monday matchup at the Sports Arena with the UCLA Bruins. The 8 p.m. PST game will be televised by Prime Ticket.

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WCC College Basketball: Pepperdine Opens Season With 59-50 Win Over Division III Pomona-Pitzer

Junior guard Caleb Willis scored 18 points, leading the Pepperdine Waves to a 59-50 win over the Division III Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens. in the regular season opener to the 2011-2012 college basketball season. New Waves coach Marty Wilson, who was an assistant coach at the school for 21 years, won his debut as head coach.

Willis, who scored all of 37 points in 24 games last season, started and played 31 minutes in the opener, making five of his seven field goal attempts, including four of five shots from beyond the arc. Taylor Darby added 14 points and six rebounds for Pepperdine, who outrebounded Pomona-Pitzer 42-29.

Pepperdine led by just one at the break, 26-25. Center Corbin Moore had 10 rebounds in just 17 minutes for the Waves.

Pepperdine improved to 41-33 all-time in series openers, though this was just their second win in their last 10 season openers. The Waves have a considerably tougher opponent in their next contest, traveling to Tempe to battle the Arizona St. Sun Devils.

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Pepperdine Basketball: 2011-2012 Season Preview

Marty Wilson takes over a Pepperdine program on a string of six straight losing seasons. It doesn't get any easier, with Gonzaga and now BYU making the WCC the best basketball conference this side of the BCS.

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