The non-conference season has officially ended for the Waves, who defeated Houston Baptist at home on Saturday. The Waves trailed the Huskies by three going into the second half, but the team came together and stayed aggressive during the final minutes of the game before defeating Houston Baptist 76-64.
Senior forward Brendan Lane and sophomore forward Stacy Davis both had double-doubles as each scored 21 points. Lane had 11 rebounds and Davis added 10.
Davis describes the game as very competitive: "We were going back and forth most of the game but luckily in the second half we were able to stay persistent and pull out the win."
As the season progresses, the team's on-court chemistry is proving to be significant.
"I am really proud of the team today," Davis said. "We fought hard and stayed aggressive. I feel like we are really clicking as a team right now and if we can continue on this same path, and remain consistent, I am confident that we will win a lot more games and have an impressive conference season."
After a few days off for the holiday break, the Waves will kick off the West Coast Conference season on Saturday (Dec. 28) hosting the University of San Diego at 5 p.m. followed by Brigham Young next Monday (Dec. 30) at 7 p.m. The San Diego game will be available to watch via WaveCasts at www.pepperdinesports.com, and the BYU matchup will be shown on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Be sure to follow @PeppBasketball and download the official Pepperdine Athletics app to stay updated on all things Pepperdine basketball.