The Waves are off for a week for finals before journeying to Washington State next weekend.
Pepperdine, which shot 60% for the tournament, returns home to host Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday.
Pepperdine plays Indiana State in the consolation final on Saturday at 3 p.m. PT.
Brendan Lane scored a career-high 26, Jeremy Major set a true freshman record with 12 assists.
The Waves next play in the Great Alaska Shootout on Thanksgiving night.
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 of Pepperdine men's and women's basketball at WCC Media Day, held at the Time Warner SportsNet studios.
Some photos of Pepperdine Coach Marty Wilson and administrators from the annual season kickoff event.
Marty Wilson heads into his third season as the head coach of the Pepperdine men's basketball team in 2013-14, and he is set on helping the program return to the triumphant days that he previously enjoyed as a player and assistant coach with the program.
After 21 seasons as an assistant coach, including nine at Pepperdine, Marty Wilson was elevated to the position of head coach of the Waves following the 2010-11 season. Wilson has compiled an impressive record in Malibu, beginning as a student-athlete (1985-89), continuing as an assistant coach (1991-96, which included a brief stint as the interim head coach) and then returning as the associate head coach for three seasons (2009-11) before taking the reins.
The Waves have gone 22-37 in his first two seasons but have shown improvements on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. In his first season, the Waves allowed 65.9 points per game, the program's seventh-best mark in the previous 50 years, an improvement of more than eight points per game than the year before, and the first time the Waves had held opponents below 70 points since 2000-01. Pepperdine's 12 wins in the 2012-13 season matched the most in the last eight seasons.
"I am honored and privileged to be standing here and be named the new head basketball coach at Pepperdine University. I am very thankful to be in this position," said Wilson at his introductory press conference on March 11, 2011. "I want to talk about my vision of building our basketball program back up. It's important for me to build on the foundation that Coach (Tom) Asbury laid when he came back. I know what worked here before, because I lived it. I sat in all the meetings, I was one of those assistants, so I understand the commitment, I understand the desire, I understand the process that we will have to take. And that's a mindset. Our staff is going to focus on the process. We're not just going to focus on trying to win games. We're in the process of building a basketball program. That's very important. We're going to do it the right way."
Excluding interim coaches, Wilson is the 12th men's basketball head coach in Pepperdine history. Including his time as interim coach, Wilson's overall record is 25-47 in three seasons at Pepperdine.
During his first six seasons on the Waves' staff, which followed his graduation in 1989, Wilson helped Pepperdine to a 106-72 (.596) record. He began as the restricted-earnings coach before being elevated to full-time status for the 1994-95 season.
With Wilson on the bench, Pepperdine earned bids to the NCAA Tournament in 1991, 1992 and 1994 and made the NIT in 1993. The Waves also won West Coast Conference regular-season titles in 1991, 1992 and 1993 and WCC Tournament titles in 1991, 1992 and 1994.
Following Tom Asbury's departure for Kansas State after the 1993-94 season, Wilson remained on the staff under new head coach Tony Fuller. When Fuller resigned midway through the 1995-96 season, Wilson took over on an interim basis at the age of 28 and directed the Waves to a 3-10 record down the stretch. Most notably, that included an upset of a Steve Nash-led Santa Clara team in the first round of the WCC Tournament.
Wilson left Malibu but stayed in Southern California for the next several years, first spending two seasons (1996-97 and 1997-98) as an assistant coach at San Diego, where he was also the recruiting coordinator under head coach Brad Holland.
He spent the next six seasons (1999-2004) at UC Santa Barbara, and was the top assistant for Bob Williams as the Gauchos averaged 18 wins a season during his last three years there. UCSB won the Big West Conference's West Division in 1999, captured the Big West Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2002 and won the Big West regular-season title and made an appearance in the NIT in 2003.
Prior to his return to Pepperdine, Wilson was an assistant for four seasons (2005-08) at Utah under head coaches Ray Giacoletti and Jim Boylen. During his first season, the Utes went 29-6, won the Mountain West Conference's regular-season title, advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet Sixteen and finished the year ranked 18th nationally by the Associated Press.
He was hired back at Pepperdine in February 2008 as the associate head coach with the intention that he would eventually move into the head coaching position once Asbury retired.
As a player with the Waves, Wilson ended his career in fifth place on the all-time assists list with 342 (he still ranks ninth). Under head coach Jim Harrick, Wilson was a backup point guard in 1984-85 and 1985-86, and the Waves advanced to the NCAA Tournament both seasons. A back injury sidelined Wilson for the entire 1986-87 campaign, but he took over as the starting point guard in 1987-88. Unfortunately, he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the 17th game of the season, though the Waves still advanced to the NIT.
Asbury took over as head coach in 1988-89, and Wilson's extensive rehabilitation paid off as he returned to the starting lineup as a senior and led the Waves to a 20-13 record and the second round of the NIT. The Waves posted a record of 97-58 (.626) during his five seasons as a student-athlete.
Wilson graduated from Pepperdine in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in communications. In the year between his graduation and his return to Pepperdine as an assistant coach, Wilson tried out for the Continental Basketball Association and was an assistant coach at Simi Valley High School.
A native of Pacoima, Calif., Wilson was a prep standout at Simi Valley High School. He was named the Marmonte League's Most Valuable Player as a 1983-84 senior. One of his teammates was future UCLA star and NBA veteran Don MacLean.
Wilson once ran a free basketball camp in his hometown for around 100 under-privileged kids each summer.
His actual first name is Lamar (Marty was a childhood nickname given to him by a sister). He and his wife, Mayra (a 1988 Pepperdine graduate), have a daughter, Jessica (who is a junior at Pepperdine), and a son, Jalon (who is a freshman on the men's basketball team at Ventura College).