The Waves play the next two games on the road at UC Riverside and Central Michigan.
Pepperdine hosts San Diego Christian on Saturday at 5 p.m.
The first home contests are Oct. 30 (women) and Nov. 9 (men).
The Pepperdine-San Diego game will air on BYUtv at approximately 8:30 p.m.
The Waves and Toreros may meet again next week at the WCC Tournament.
Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' loss to the Titans.
Ron Hall photos of the Waves-Spartans game in Firestone Fieldhouse.
Photos by Martin A. Folb of the Waves' season-opening 81-68 win over the Hawks.
Photos from the Waves' home finale. Taken by Martin A. Folb.
Martin A. Folb photos of the Waves' 86-78 loss to the Dons.
PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Came off the bench in 28 games as a freshman, earning time as one of the team's top defensive players ... Averaged 2.7 points and 1.6 rebounds in 13.5 minutes ... Scored a season-high 10 points vs. Central Michigan (12/16) after making four of five shots and two of three three-pointers ... Best WCC game was seven points vs. Santa Clara (1/19) ... Claimed five rebounds both at Montana State (11/29) and at San Diego (3/2) ... Played a season-high 27 minutes at Saint Mary's (1/26) and had five points and four rebounds ... Had two assists in the WCC Tournament game vs. San Diego (3/7).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Seven Lakes High School, located in Katy, Texas, in 2012 ... Played three years on the varsity ... Earned All-District 19-5A first team honors as a senior and junior and was honorable mention as a sophomore ... Also earned All-Region 3 honors as a senior ... Scored more than 1,000 career points and made a school-record 143 three-pointers ... Tied the school single-game records of 35 points and eight three-pointers made in 2010-11 against Houston Reagan ... Averaged 15 points and seven rebounds as a senior, 15 points and five rebounds as a junior and seven points and two rebounds as a sophomore ... Helped Seven Lakes win Katy ISD district titles in 2010 and 2011 ... Made the all-academic team in 2010-11.
CLUB: Played for the Houston Hoopstars and Houston Defenders.
PERSONAL: Born in Baltimore, Md. ... Son of Leonard Russell and LaDonna Russell ... Has three siblings, Jeremy, Nichole and Nygal ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of "the great academics, the campus atmosphere, it's a Christian school and the great feel I had for the basketball program."
FAVORITES: Has played the clarinet for most of his life ... Favorites include LeBron James (pro basketball player), Miami Heat (pro basketball team), The Bible (book), Love and Basketball (movie), The Office (TV show), Meek Mill (musical artist), pizza (food) and football (sport other than basketball) ... Favorite things about basketball are "it's fun, there's constant action and the people who work the hardest prevail."