NCAA Basketball

Pepperdine Waves (9-22)


Thu. 2/16 Sat. 2/18 Thu. 2/23 Sat. 2/25 Fri. 3/3
@ SantaC 
L 55-106
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@ LyMnt 
L 61-82
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vs. StMry 
L 49-78
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vs. SanFr 
L 65-76
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vs. Pac 
L 84-89
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Pacific fends off Pepperdine with an 89-84 WCC tourney win

LAS VEGAS (AP) Ray Bowles scored 26 points and made 11 for 12 foul shots and Pacific withstood a career-high 41 points from Pepperdine's Lamond Murray Jr. for an 89-84 win Friday night in the first round of the West Coast Conference Tournament.

Pacific advanced to play WCC top seed and No. 4-ranked Gonzaga in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Nolan Taylor's layup brought the Waves to within 71-70 with 6:05 left before Bowles converted a 3-point play off a layup and drew the foul on Taylor. Anthony Townes made 1 of 2 foul shots for a 75-70 lead and Pacific (11-21) held on from there.

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Leaders
Points: L. Murray Jr.21.4
Rebounds: L. Murray Jr.5.7
Assists: J. Major3.9
FG%: L. Murray Jr.47.5%
FT%: L. Murray Jr.77.9%
3P%: L. Murray Jr.38.1%
Steals: A. Udenyi1.7
Blocks: C. Reyes1.4
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga34-1
3 Kansas30-4
4 Arizona32-4
5 Kentucky31-5
6 North Carolina29-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-4
9 Oregon31-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga34-1
3 Kansas30-4
4 Arizona32-4
5 Kentucky31-5
6 UCLA31-4
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina29-7
9 Oregon31-5
10 Louisville25-9
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West Coast Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
2 Gonzaga 17-1 34-1
22 Saint Mary's 16-2 29-5
BYU 12-6 22-12
San Francisco 10-8 20-13
Santa Clara 10-8 17-16
Loyola Marymount 8-10 15-15
San Diego 6-12 13-18
Pepperdine 5-13 9-22
Pacific 4-14 11-22
Portland 2-16 11-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 69.0 (276)
Rebounds: 9.5 (252)
Assists: 13.5 (177)
FG%: 44.6% (159)
FT%: 64.1% (340)
3P%: 36.9% (89)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 80.3 (331)
Rebounds: 23.8 (283)
Assists: 16.5 (342)
FG%: 48.5% (345)
FT%: 70.7% (202)
3P%: 41.8% (351)
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