Pepperdine at Pacific
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Location: Spanos Center, Stockton, Calif.
Time: 7:00 PM PST
Last Season: DNP
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Both losers in Thursday’s games, the Pepperdine Waves (12-9, 5-4) will take on Pacific (10-8, 1-6) in the 7 p.m. PST time slot, which will be slightly overshadowed by the Gonzaga vs. BYU game. However, with every game in the WCC this year being important, this matchup should not be ignored.
Pepperdine needs this win desperately to once again solidify themselves in the top 5 of the WCC standings. A loss would put the Waves at 5-5 in conference play, giving the Portland Pilots (4-4) a chance to jump them.
As for Pacific, the Tigers are just desperate for a win. The Tigers have only one WCC victory this season, which came over Santa Clara. The Tigers have attempted to mix things up in the last few games, starting freshman guard T.J. Wallace and senior forward Ross Rivera over senior point guard Andrew Bock and senior forward Tony Gill.
Prediction: Pepperdine will get back on track and defeat the Tigers, despite being on the road. Pepperdine 82, Pacific 70.