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.