Waves Look for Change of Fortune in WCC Opener

Jan. 4, 2007

MALIBU, Calif. -

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Pepperdine will open the new year with a clean slate as it opens West Coast Conference (WCC) play Friday night against Portland at 7 p.m. PT. Sunday the Waves will end their four-game home stand against Gonzaga in a 2 p.m. tip at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Pepperdine is 7-8 on the season and has lost its last four games to close out non-conference play. After opening the season healthy, the Waves were 6-2 with a victory over then-No. 15 Rutgers, but have since used multiple starting lineups as the team has battled numerous injuries.

Pepperdine is 13-15 in WCC play under third-year head coach Julie Rousseau and is coming off the program's first conference tournament title under Rousseau a year ago.

Next weekend Pepperdine will travel to San Diego and San Francisco as WCC play continues.



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