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Moment #9: Bell Scores 32 Points in Win at USF


 
 

Beginning on Monday (June 8) and continuing over a two-week period, PepperdineSports.com will count down the top 10 athletic moments of the 2008-09 school year. One highlight will be posted each weekday until the #1 moment is unveiled on Friday, June 19. The top moments were chosen as the result of balloting by members of Pepperdine's staff.

Jan. 29, 2009: The best individual offensive performance of the men's basketball season came in a WCC contest at San Francisco, as freshman guard Keion Bell scored a season-high 32 points on 13-for-14 shooting.

The win was the Waves' first on the road of the 2008-09 season. They led for nearly the entire contest and ended a six-game losing streak to the Dons.

Bell hit his first nine shots of the game and sank all four of his three-pointers. He finished two points shy of Pepperdine's freshman record (34 by Tyrone Shelley the previous season) and one field goal made short of tying the school record for single-game field goal percentage (14-for-14 by Dana Jones in 1991).

The Dons took their first lead at 43-42 with 14:10 to play, but after a couple of lead changes, Bell put the Waves ahead to stay at 47-45 with a three-point play with 12:33 to go.

Top Moments Schedule
#10 -- Monday, June 8 -- Men's Golf Wins Arizona Intercollegiate
#9 -- Tuesday, June 9 -- Keion Bell Scores 32 Points in Win at USF
#8 -- Wednesday, June 10
#7 -- Thursday, June 11
#6 -- Friday, June 12
#5 -- Monday, June 15
#4 -- Tuesday, June 16
#3 -- Wednesday, June 17
#2 -- Thursday, June 18
#1 -- Friday, June 19


 

 

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