Pepperdine will host Howard on Wednesday night in the second game of the event.
Pepperdine (5-2) hosts South Alabama on Monday to start the Gotham Classic.
Pepperdine is 5-1 for the first time since 2004-05.
The Waves' junior guard scored 19 points on 5-for-6 three-point shooting.
Shawn Olden scored 17 points for the Waves, who don't play again until Dec. 4 vs. CSUN.
Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 66-56 home win over the Matadors.
NCAA Basketball: Pepperdine at San Jose State (USATSI)
Ron Hall's photos of the Waves' 76-61 win over Cal Lutheran in Firestone Fieldhouse.
Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 89-74 season-opening win over Fresno State.
Photos by Martin A. Folb of the Waves' 69-67 overtime loss to the Gaels.
CAREER: Averaging 5.4 points and 3.1 rebounds through two seasons ... Has appeared in 53 games, starting 29, while averaging 17.7 minutes ... Has made 52.0% of his shots.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Missed the first eight games of the season with an injured hand, then returned to add good depth to the frontcourt ... Averaged 3.9 points and 2.2 rebounds in 11.8 minutes ... Played in 23 games and started eight ... Shot 57.1% from the field (36-for-63) ... Had season highs of 15 points (on 7-for-7 shooting), eight rebounds and 19 minutes played in home win vs. LMU (2/1) ... Scored nine points at BYU (1/9) in his first start of the season ... Contributed seven points and six rebounds in his second game back from the injury, a road win at UC Irvine (12/7) ... Had a season-best two blocked shots vs. BYU (12/30).
PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Had a productive freshman year, averaging 6.6 points and 3.8 rebounds in 22.3 minutes ... Appeared in all 30 games and started 21 ... Made 50% of his shots (81-for-162) and 75% of his free throws (36-for-48) ... Started the first 16 games of the season (the longest streak to start the year of any Wave) ... Scored in double-figures eight times ... Scored a season-high 13 points at San Diego (3/2) ... Scored 12 in his first trip back to Texas while playing a season-high 34 minutes in a win over Houston Baptist (11/20), including the first four points of overtime ... Scored 11 points in his debut at Cal State Northridge (11/9) on 5-for-5 shooting ... Named to the Tulane Classic all-tournament team after averaging 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in games vs. Alabama State and Tulane (12/19-20) ... Grabbed season highs of eight rebounds against both Alabama State (12/19) and BYU (1/31) ... Other season highs were two steals vs. UC Riverside (12/5) and Alabama State (12/19) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Coppell (Texas) High School in 2012 ... Played three years on the varsity ... As a senior, was named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-state 5A team, the Dallas Morning News all-area third team and the District 7-5A Offensive Player of the Year ... Averaged 17.1 points and 9.1 rebounds, ranking third in the 5A area in scoring and ninth in rebounding ... Helped the Cowboys to a 25-9 record and the second round of the 5A playoffs ... As a junior, was the District 7-5A co-MVP and averaged 11.4 points and 5.6 rebounds ... Played some on the varsity as a sophomore ... Named the North team's MVP of the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game ... Rated #59 among the state's class of 2012 by TexasHoops.com.
CLUB: Played for Triumph Gold at the U-17 level.
PERSONAL: Born in Irving, Texas ... His actual first name is Austin but he goes by his middle name ... Son of Buck and Diana Raines ... Has one sibling, Jordan, who played volleyball at Denver and TCU and earned all-conference honors ... Majoring in computer science/mathematics ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because "I liked the staff and the environment and everyone was really supportive."
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing musical instruments and learning new technologies ... Favorites include Manu Ginobili (pro basketball player), Dallas Mavericks (pro basketball team), A Clockwork Orange (book), Wayne's World (movie), Andy Milonakis Show (TV show), Free Tempo (musical artist), Mexican (food) and tennis (sport other than basketball) ... Favorite things about basketball is "it allows you to be more creative. Most sports are confined to a certain player stereotype but there are many different styles of players in basketball."