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Santa Clara (12-18) at Pepperdine (15-14)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Saturday, March 1, 8 p.m. (ET)

FACTS & STATS: Site: Firestone Fieldhouse (3,104) -- Malibu, California. Television: None. Home Record: Santa Clara 7-9, Pepperdine 8-5. Away Record: Santa Clara 4-8, Pepperdine 6-7. Neutral Record: Santa Clara 1-1, Pepperdine 1-2. Conference Record: Santa Clara 5-12, Pepperdine 8-9. Series Record: Santa Clara leads, 70-57.

GAME NOTES: The regular season finale for Pepperdine and Santa Clara takes place Saturday as the West Coast Conference foes duke it out at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Both teams are coming off losses on Thursday, as Santa Clara dropped a 75-71 decision against Loyola Marymount, while Pepperdine fell to San Francisco, 77-53.

The Waves actually led by two at halftime before being outscored by a wide 47-21 margin after the break. Stacy Davis paced Pepperdine with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Malcolm Brooks and Austin Mills tacked on 11 and 10 points, respectively, in the team's fourth loss in five games.

Davis has really come on strong for the Waves this season, especially in recent weeks with several huge performances. He leads the team with a 15.1 ppg average, hitting 47.2 percent of his shot attempts from the floor, and his 7.7 rpg mark narrowly edges Brendan Lane's 7.5. Lane is second on Pepperdine's roster in scoring with 13.3 ppg, and Brooks is third at 10.3 ppg. Jeremy Major tops the squad with 127 assists and 38 steals.

Pepperdine still sits a game over .500 overall at 15-14, but has really had problems stringing wins together in the WCC, dropping four of its last five to settle at 8-9 in league play.

The Broncos, meanwhile, could not handle the league-worst Lions on Thursday despite Evan Roquemore going off for 19 points and Brandon Clark chipping in with 17. Santa Clara also received 12 points from Jared Brownridge, but the team shot a modest .429 from the floor and committed a whopping 20 turnovers in the loss.

On the season, Clark leads the squad with 17.9 ppg, followed by Jared Brownridge with 16.2 ppg. Brownridge is a hot candidate for WCC Newcomer of the Year and needs two more points to break the Bronco freshman scoring record. Roquemore, who is the career assists and free-throw record holder at Santa Clara, rounds out the double-digit scorers with 10.8 ppg.

Last season, Santa Clara swept a pair of games from Pepperdine, returning the favor after the Waves won both tilts during the 2011-12 campaign. Pepperdine, however, took the first meeting this season and will likely pick up a second sweep in three years behind strong efforts from Davis and Lane.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Pepperdine 77, Santa Clara 66

03/01 11:48:34 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
Half
CLEM 21
NCSU 20
 
Final
DET 15
BAL 2
 
Final
MIA 7
MIAFLA 1
 
Final
PHI 5
NYY 5
 
Final
BOS 2
NEASTERN 1
 
Final
TOR 7
PIT 8
 
Final
CIN 10
CLE 0
 
Final
OAK 9
SFG 4
 
Final
BOS 1
BOSTONCOLL 0
 
Final
ARI 4
ASU 0
 
Final
CLE 110
BOS 79
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
NYK 86
SAC 124
 
4th
ATL 104
HOU 96
 
4th
MEM 67
UTA 72
 
4th
CHI 74
WAS 67
 
2nd
DEN 34
MIL 40
 
Final
UMO 70
AKR 63
 
Final
NAVY 56
ARMY 52
 
Final
BST 60
EMICH 67
 
Final
BUT 54
GEOR 60
 
Final
IND 63
IOWA 77
 
Final
FLGC 81
JVU 63
 
Final
USCU 90
KNST 54
 
Final
BGU 80
KSU 81
 
Final
NKENTUCKY 73
LIP 76
 
Final
HC 62
GHND 45
 
Final
RUTG 50
MD 60
 
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
Final
BUF 93
OHIO 66
 
Final
ALA 74
MISS 82
 
Final
DAY 75
RIU 59
 
Final
CMICH 85
TOL 77
 
Final
DET 77
YOUNG 67
 
Final
UNF 81
STET 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 83
HOUB 71
 
2nd
NDAK 78
NEOM 79
 
2nd
NILL 59
WMICH 56
 
2nd
ILLCH 58
WRST 57
 
Half
MIZZ 30
AUB 30
 
1st
UGA 22
KENT 21
 
Half
NW 27
MICH 34
 
Half
CLEM 21
NCSU 20
 
1st
UF 24
TEXAM 23
 
1st
KU 22
WVU 32
 
1st
CREI 16
VILL 12
 
Final
PHI 2
CAL 3
 
Final
NJD 3
NAS 1
Final
CLB 3
WAS 5
 
3rd
TAM 3
BUF 0
 
3rd
FLA 2
TOR 2
 
2nd Intermission
MIN 2
OTT 2
 
2nd
DAL 0
NYI 1
 
1st Intermission
ARI 0
ANA 1
 
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