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.