Pepperdine Travels to Seattle to Battle Washington
Nov. 26, 2012
THIS WEEK FOR THE WAVES: Pepperdine travels to the Pacific Northwest to take on Washington Tuesday, November 27 in the Bank of America Arena in Seattle. It is the second Pac-12 opponent for the Waves this season. The Huskies are off to a 3-1 start to the 2012-13 campaign.
COVERAGE: Fans unable to make it to the Emerald City can check out the game streamed live online via WaveCasts. Gametracker will provide live statistics for all home events at the official cyberspace home for Pepperdine Athletics, PepperdineSports.com. Ismael Loya will have the call for the Waves and Huskies.
GAME SIX - AT WASHINGTON: Tuesday (Nov. 27) at the Bank of America Arena, Seattle, Wash.: Pepperdine (2-3) at Washington (3-1) at 7:00 p.m.
LAST MEETINGS: UW 67, at Pepperdine 53 (12/3/08); Pepperdine 74, at UW 56 (12/4/07); at UW 71, Pepperdine 59 (3/19/04 - WNIT, First)
SERIES RECORD/STREAK: UW leads 3-1/UW won 1
ON THE AIR/ON THE WEB:
LAST GAME FOR UW: Washington 60, at Wisconsin 55 (11/21/12)
LAST TIME VS. THE HUSKIES: Washington avenged a home loss with a road 67-53 win at Pepperdine. Miranda Ayim paced the Waves offensively with a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double, while Taylor Smith added 11 points and seven rebounds. Sami Whitcomb was the game’s high-point scorer with 18 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Kristi Kingma and Michelle Augustavo also scored in the double-digits for the Huskies with 14 and 12 points respectively.
WAVES VS. HUSKIES – SERIES NOTES
WAVES AGAINST THE PAC-12: Pepperdine owns an 11-63 overall record against current members of the Pac-12 Conference. The Waves have posted wins against all Pac-12 opponents including Stanford, but are still searching for their first wins against Cal (0-6), Colorado (0-3) and USC (0-19). Pepperdine has never played Oregon or Utah.
EARLY RETURN(ERS): Pepperdine returns just .275 of its scoring offense from the 2011-12 season. The Waves returners have already shown signs of being able to step up offensively.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 2012-13 BULLETS
THANKSGIVING CLASSIC RECAP: Pepperdine hosted its first tournament since 2008-09, welcoming Seton Hall, South Dakota and Wyoming to Firestone Fieldhouse. The Waves marched to the championship game before falling to Wyoming.
CALL ME MAYBE(RRY): Robie Mayberry (Oakland, Calif./Bishop O’Dowd HS) leads Pepperdine in scoring (14.6) and rebounds (7.4) this season.
UP NEXT FOR THE WAVES: Pepperdine travels southeast to take on Arkansas Sunday, Dec. 2 in its final non-conference road game.
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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.