Bria Richardson, Keitra Wallace and Ea Shoushtari made big plays at the end of the game.
Ea Shoushtari set a WCC Tournament record with eight steals.
Ea Shoushtari (30) and Grace Leah Baughn (19) had career highs for the Waves, who will face BYU on Friday.
Allie Green makes most of starting opportunity, scores 27 points in loss to 49ers.
Pepperdine opens the season a week from Friday at Seattle.
Kyle Terada of the WCC provided these photos of the Waves' 80-74 first-round win over Santa Clara.
Ron Hall photos of the Waves' 76-59 victory over the Anteaters.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' 57-55 home exhibition win over Westmont.
Photos courtesy of the West Coast Conference from the Waves' first-round loss to the Dons.
Pepperdine took on Brigham Young Saturday, Feb. 16 at Firestone Fieldhouse and dropped a 67-44 decision.
PEPPERDINE 2014-15: Started all 30 games for the Waves as a senior … Was second on the team with 33.4 minutes played per game … Averaged 9.0 points and a team-high 6.0 rebounds per game … Led the Waves with 4.1 assists per game … Also grabbed the second most steals on the team with 54 (1.8 per game) … Had 15 blocks on the year … Led the Waves with 42 3-pointers made, shooting 29.4 percent from beyond the arc … Shot 35 percent from the field and 70.8 percent from the free throw line … Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against LMU (3/5) … Made a career-best five threes against Portland (2/12), scoring a season-high 21 points … Had 13 double-digit scoring games … Grabbed 10 or more rebounds twice.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Started 30 of the 31 games she appeared in as a junior ... Was third on the team averaging 12.0 points per game ... Led the team with 6.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game ... Also averaged 1.6 steals and was second on the team with 12 blocks ... Led the team with 59 3-pointers on the season, the fourth best single-season total in program history, shooting 32.4 percent (59-of-182) ... In WCC play averaged 10.8 points and 6.4 rebounds in 35.8 minutes per game ... 32 threes made in conference play were second most all-time ... Scored a career-high 30 points in the Waves' WCC Tournament win over Santa Clara (3/6/14) ... 11 assists against LMU (2/1/14) were a career high and a team season-high ... Posted three double-doubles on the year, including a 21 point, 13 rebound game against UC Irvine (11/14/13) ... Had 19 double-digit scoring games ... Averaged 17.2 points over the last five games of the year, including postseason.
PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Emerged as a good perimeter option for the Waves as a sophomore ... Led the Waves and ranked seventh among West Coast Conference leaders in steals (55/2.1) ... Averaged 7.2 points and was second on the team in assists (2.3) ... Led Pepperdine in scoring six times and was tops in assists nine times ... Scored a career-high 19 points to go along with a career-best five steals in an upset victory against Saint Mary's (3/1) ... Reached double-digit scoring in seven games ... Scored 17 points on 5-of-7 from the field, including three three-pointers at UC Davis (11/9) in a season-opening win against the Aggies ... Recorded a 14-point, six-rebound night against South Dakota (11/23) ... Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds to go along with seven points against No. 7 Kentucky (12/18) ... Dished a career-high six assists against UC Riverside (11/12) and recorded at least four assists in seven games.
PEPPERDINE 2011-12: As a freshman, appeared in 28 of 29 games for the Waves as a guard ... Averaged 0.8 points per game, 1.1 rebounds per game in 6.6 minutes per game ... Also tallied three assists and 12 steals ... Scored a season-high six points on 2-of-5 shooting at Cal State Fullerton (11/16) ... Tied the high on 2-for-2 shooting vs. Idaho (11/25) ... Collected a season-high five rebounds at San Francisco (12/29) ... Had two blocks at Cal Poly (11/30) and vs. Portland (1/7) .. Hit first career three-pointer at Cal Poly (11/30) ... Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate with honors from the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) in Los Angeles, Calif. ... A four-year letterwinner ... Averaged 18.6 points per game, 7.3 assists per game, 2.6 blocks per game, 4.0 assists per game and 3.9 steals per game as a senior ... Senior year honors included 2011 McDonald's All-American nominee, Palisades Invitational All-Tournament team selection ... Named First Team All-Western League for her junior and senior seasons ... Won back-to-back city championships, the first time in LACES history ... Voted Best Athlete of the LACES class of 2011 ... Broke her own school single-game high of 30 points, set as a junior, when she scored 40 points as a senior ... Finished her career with 1,824 points, 632 rebounds, 406 steals and 361 assists ... As a junior averaged 17.1 points per game ... Was named MVP of the Nike Tournament of Champions and the Palisade Invitational as a junior.
CLUB: Played for West Coast Premiere.
PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Daughter of Manochehr and Marsha Shoushtari ... Sister to Samantha and Bijan ... Cousins Jason and Justin Semmes played football for Miami-Ohio ... Cousin Amber Jackson played volleyball at Alabama State ... Cousin Matthew Jones played tennis at Moorehouse College ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Aspires to be a sports therapist ... Chose Pepperdine "because of the great environment, the coaching staff and how everyone seems like a family. They provide the major I want and the campus is close to home."
FAVORITES: Enjoys hanging with friend and family, shopping, going to the movies and playing softball ... Favorite sports hero is Kobe Bryant "because he followed his dream at a young age and has become one of the greatest NBA players" ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite is book is Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father ... Favorite movie is Love and Basketball ... Favorite TV show is 90210 ... Favorite musical artist is Lil Wayne ... Favorite food is french fries ... favorite sports other than basketball are softball and volleyball ... Enjoys basketball because "I love the momentum I get while I am playing. I also love the feeling when I do something great on the court and the love I have for the game."