Jan 21, 2012, Malibu, CA, USA; Pepperdine Waves fans react during the game against the BYU Cougars at Firestone Fieldhouse. BYU defeated Pepperdine 77-64. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Pepperdine Game Recap: Waves Improve to 5-2 With Win over Denver


After a loss to Green Bay in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout, Pepperdine rebounded with a dominating performance over Denver. The Waves smacked the Pioneers early and often and ended up winning the game by a score of 68-56.

Pepperdine shot a staggering 71.4% from the field, and seemingly could not miss the entire game.

The Waves were led by Stacy Davis, who had 22 points and 4 rebounds. Brendan Lane led the Waves in rebounding with 5, and chipped in 12 points and 5 assists as well. Freshman point guard Jeremy Major had 7 assists today. He has 19 total in the Great Alaska Shootout.

Jalen Love paced the Pioneers with 20 points and 3 steals. Freshman forward Drick Bernstine led Denver with 6 rebounds.

 

Stat of the Game

Pepperdine has a player leading the tournament in total points, rebounds, and assists. Brendan Lane’s 38 points and 18 rebounds are both leading the tournament, as well as Jeremy Major’s 19 total assists.

 

Keys to the Game Checklist

 

Use its Size – Check

The Waves went to their bread and butter, which led them over Denver. Brendan Lane and Stacy Davis combined for 34 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists.

 

The Bottom Line

Don’t let Denver’s record fool you. This is a quality squad, and this victory will look awesome on Pepperdine’s overall resumé.

The Pioneers have played and lost to California, Stanford, and Harvard this season, all quality teams. The Waves joined that group today.

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