Breaking Down Pepperdine’s Non-Conference Schedule

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Feb. 16, 2013; Pullman, WA, USA; Oregon Ducks guard Damyean Dotson (21) defend against Washington State Cougars guard DaVonte Lacy (3) during second half at the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. The Duck beat the Cougars in overtime by a final score of 79-77. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Washington State

Sunday, December 15th. Pullman, Washington.

Last Season: 13-19 (4-14 Pac-12).

After upsetting the Cougars in overtime last season at Firestone Fieldhouse, Pepperdine will look to do the same in Pullman. Washington State tied with Oregon State for the worst record in the Pac-12 last season. Brock Motum, the Cougars’ leading scorer last season (18.7 PPG), is gone, so the Cougars will have to look elsewhere for the majority of their scoring. Que Johnson, a redshirt-freshman, could be looked to as a replacement for Motum’s scoring. Johnson was the 85th ranked recruit in the 2012 class, according to rivals, and chose the Cougars over schools such as UNLV and Gonzaga. He was forced to sit out last season because he was ruled a partial qualifier by the NCAA. Washington State is the only high-major opponent on the Wave’s schedule, assuming that they do not play TCU in the Great Alaska Shootout.