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.