Pepperdine Suffers 83-58 Loss to Northern Iowa in Basketball Travelers Classic
Nov. 13, 2006
Seattle, Wash. - Despite a career-high 22 points from senior guard Marvin Lea, the Pepperdine men's basketball team was unable to overcome the hot-shooting and stealth defense of Northern Iowa as the Waves fell 83-58 to the Panthers Monday evening in a second-round game of the Basketball Travelers Classic at Bank of America Arena in Seattle, Washington.
The loss dropped Pepperdine to 0-2 on the season while Northern Iowa improved to 2-0. The Waves will conclude tournament play against Nicholls State on Tuesday beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The combination of hot shooting and a dominating presence on the boards resulted in the one-sided score.
Northern Iowa's zone defense forced the Waves into taking 36 of their 56 field goal attempts from three-point range, eclipsing the previous mark of 32 accomplished two previous times.
Pepperdine finished the contest shooting 35.7 percent (20 of 56) from the field, including 27.8 percent (10 of 36) from behind the arc.
Northern Iowa's size underneath also prevented the Waves from getting second-chance points as they managed just seven offensive rebounds and were out-rebounded by a 41-18 margin for the game.
Northern Iowa was led by sophomore guard Travis Brown who scored 16 points. Senior guard Brooks McKowen added 11 points for the Panthers.
Sophomore guard Tomas Pranciliauskas and junior guard Kingsley Costain finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Northern Iowa finished the game shooting 57.7 percent (30 of 52) from the field, including 75 percent (nine of 12) from three-point range. The Panthers also hit on 14 of 17 (82.4 percent) free throw attempts.