Pepperdine Hosts Brigham Young in Saturday WCC Matinee
Feb. 15, 2013
THIS WEEK FOR THE WAVES: Pepperdine welcomes Brigham Young to Malibu Saturday for a 2:00 p.m. matinee at Firestone Fieldhouse. The game against the Cougars will conclude a busy stretch in the schedule of three games in seven days for the Waves.
COVERAGE: Saturday’s game against Brigham Young during week seven of West Coast Conference play will be streamed live online via WaveCasts. Links for WaveCasts and live stats will be available at PepperdineSports.com. Nick Law will have the call for the Waves against Brigham Young.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE IMPRESSIONS
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 2012-13 BULLETS
WAVES AND COUGARS
GAME 23 - VS. BRIGHAM YOUNG: Saturday (Feb. 16) at Firestone Fieldhouse.: Pepperdine (4-18, 1-10 WCC) vs. Brigham Young (17-7, 8-3 WCC) at 2:00 p.m.
LAST MEETINGS: at BYU 68, PEP 42 (1/12/13); at PEP 61, No. 22 BYU 49 (2/2/12); at BYU 80, PEP 56 (1/12/12)
SERIES RECORD/STREAK: BYU leads 4-2/Cougars won one.
ON THE AIR/ON THE WEB:
WCC WEEK SIX RECAP: Pepperdine suffered a sweep during the sixth week of West Coast Conference play. The Waves fell to Portland on Saturday in a 73-34 home loss to Portland and then dropped a 71-50 decision at San Diego in a rare Monday night contest at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
UP NEXT FOR THE WAVES: Pepperdine welcomes local rival Loyola Marymount to Firestone Fieldhouse for a Wells Fargo PCH Cup battle Thursday, Feb. 21. Tip-off against the Lions is set for 7:00 p.m. The Waves then make their second of three trips to the Bay Area during league play to tackle Santa Clara in a Saturday matinee at the Leavey Event Center.
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GETTING IT STARTED IN STYLE: Since game-by-game records started being kept prior to the 1976-77 campaign, Pepperdine owns a 22-15 record in season openers. After upending UC Davis 83-68 on the road, the Waves have won five of their last six season debuts. The only blemish was a 89-57 decision at perennial national power Tennessee to kick off the 2011-12 campaign.
POLL PROGNOSTICATIONS: Pepperdine was picked to finish fifth in the 2012-13 West Coast Conference Coaches Poll. The Waves did not have a selection on the preseason all-WCC team.
ABOUT PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY: Pepperdine boasts a one-of-a-kind athletic department with unprecedented success for a school of its size. The Waves have won NCAA Division I championships in five different men’s sports -- one of just 16 schools to have accomplished this feat -- and nine overall. Of this elite group, Pepperdine has the smallest enrollment and is the only school not associated with a BCS conference. Located in scenic Malibu, Calif., the university overlooks the Pacific Ocean and its campus and athletic facilities are regularly voted among the nation’s most beautiful. Pepperdine, which is affiliated with the Church of Christ, ranks No. 54 overall on U.S. News and World Report’s list of America’s best colleges.