THIS WEEK FOR THE WAVES: Waves travel to Las Vegas for the 2013 West Coast Conference Championship. The Waves will take on No. 8 San Francisco Wednesday, March 6 in the play-in game set for a 3:00 p.m. tip-off at the Orleans Arena. The winner of the Waves/Dons contest will play No. 5 Loyola Marymount at noon on Thursday.
COVERAGE: The first four days of the 2013 West Coast Conference Championship will be broadcast nationally on BYUtv. All Pepperdine games will feature live audio streams via WaveCasts. Links for BYUtv, WaveCasts and live stats will be available at PepperdineSports.com.
Two senior Waves account for .352 of team’s total scoring load during WCC action.
Pepperdine won its first WCC home opener since 2010 with a 71-67 triumph vs. USF (1/10/13).
Waves saved biggest 2013 WCC point tally for finale vs. Saint Mary’s, a 80-67 win (3/1/13).
WAVES WATCH: 2012-13 BULLETS
After 27 games, Pepperdine ranks fourth in the WCC in 3-point field goal percentage (.315) and 3-point field goal percentage defense (.311).
In 27 games, the Waves have scored 393 points (14.6 ppg) off turnovers.
Pepperdine has received plenty of scoring from its bench averaging 19.2 points per game off the pine. The Waves own a 519-478 advantage in bench scoring, including a 33-3 margin at Washington (11/27/12).
Shay Cooney-Williams had 18 assists in 29 games in 2011-12. This season the senior guard has 66 in 27 contests.
Kelsey Patrick owns two double-doubles and has pulled down 10 or more rebounds four times.
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.