This Week at Pepperdine: December 2-8
Dec. 2, 2013
MALIBU, Calif. - It's Pepperdine against the Big West Conference this week, as the men's and women's basketball teams have two games apiece against some local opponents. The women host UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday and the men will entertain Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday.
Here's a look at the week's events:
Wednesday: vs. Cal State Fullerton (Firestone Fieldhouse), 7 p.m.
Through eight games, the Pepperdine men's basketball team ranks sixth nationally in field goal percentage at 52.5%. The number went up after the Waves set a Great Alaska Shootout record of 60.0% over three games, and that included a 71.4% performance against Denver, the second-best mark in school history. Brendan Lane was named to the Great Alaska Shootout's all-tournament team. Pepperdine will try to keep the hot shooting intact this week against the Titans and Anteaters. The home game against Cal State Fullerton will be the Waves' only home game in almost a four-week span.
Tuesday: vs. UC Santa Barbara (Firestone Fieldhouse), 7 p.m.
Pepperdine fans finally have another chance to see the Waves in action on Tuesday night. The women's basketball team has played six of its first seven games on the road. The one and only home game was a rout over UC Irvine, so the Waves will hope to repeat that type of performance against the Gauchos on Tuesday. December brings a little more balance to the schedule, as Pepperdine will home for three of its next four contests. Four Waves are averaging in double-figures, including Bria Richardson's team-high 16.6 points and Allie Green, who's coming off a season-best 27-point effort at Long Beach State.