WCC Announces Men's Hoops League Schedule
The 10-team, 18-game schedule begins in late December.
Aug 20, 2013
MALIBU, Calif. - The Pepperdine men's basketball team will open the West Coast Conference season at home for the seventh straight season and the 10th time in 11 years, as the league office announced the 2013-14 conference schedule today.
With the addition of Pacific and the expansion of the WCC to 10 teams, the 18-game schedule gets an early start when the Waves host San Diego on Saturday, December 28, and BYU on Monday, December 30.
Pepperdine then gets to go on the road two straight weekends, meaning four consecutive away games. The Waves will play at Santa Clara (Thursday, January 2), San Francisco (Saturday, January 4), BYU (Thursday, January 9) and San Diego (Saturday, January 11) before returning home to host Gonzaga (Thursday, January 16) and Portland (Saturday, January 18).
Unlike the two previous years when there were nine teams in the WCC, schools have gone back to having travel partners. Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount will be playing the same teams each weekend. The Waves and Lions will do battle as part of the Wells Fargo PCH Cup at Firestone Fieldhouse on Saturday, February 1, and at Gersten Pavilion on Thursday, February 20.
The last time Pepperdine and Pacific met in a conference game was 1971, the Tigers' last season in the WCC. They'll play in Stockton on Saturday, January 25, and in Malibu on Thursday, February 6.
Following is the full Pepperdine schedule:
November: 11/9 vs. San Diego Christian, 11/13 at UC Riverside, 11/16 at Central Michigan, 11/20 vs. San Jose State, 11/23 vs. Utah Valley, 11/28-30 at Great Alaska Shootout.
December: 12/4 vs. Cal State Fullerton, 12/7 at UC Irvine, 12/15 at Washington State, 12/21 vs. Houston Baptist, 12/28 vs. San Diego, 12/30 vs. BYU.
January: 1/2 at Santa Clara, 1/4 at San Francisco, 1/9 at BYU, 1/11 at San Diego, 1/16 vs. Gonzaga, 1/18 vs. Portland, 1/23 at Saint Mary's, 1/25 at Pacific.
February: 2/1 vs. Loyola Marymount, 2/6 vs. Pacific, 2/8 vs. Saint Mary's, 2/13 at Gonzaga, 2/15 at Portland, 2/20 at Loyola Marymount, 2/27 vs. San Francisco.
March: 3/1 vs. Santa Clara.
The 2014 West Coast Conference Championships are set for March 6-11 at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas.
Pepperdine returns seven letterwinners, including 2013 WCC Newcomer of the Year Stacy Davis (Fairfax, Ariz./Laveen HS), and will have eight new players on the court in 2013-14.