Pepperdine Hosts Loyola Marymount in Wells Fargo PCH Battle

Shay Cooney-Williams leads the Waves into action vs. LMU and at Santa Clara

Feb. 20, 2013


THIS WEEK FOR THE WAVES: Pepperdine welcomes local rival Loyola Marymount to Firestone Fieldhouse for a Wells Fargo PCH Cup battle Thursday, Feb. 21. Tip-off against the Lions is set for 7:00 p.m. The Waves then make their second of three trips to the Bay Area during league play to tackle Santa Clara in a Saturday matinee at the Leavey Event Center.

COVERAGE: Week eight of West Coast Conference play will be streamed live online via WaveCasts. Links for WaveCasts and live stats will be available at Nick Law will have the call for the Waves against Loyola Marymount and at Santa Clara.


  • Seniors Kelsey Patrick (9.0) and Shay Cooney-Williams (8.6) lead Pepperdine in scoring.
  • Waves shooting .309 from the field overall and also shoot .309 from 3-point range.
  • Pepperdine won its first WCC home opener since 2010 with a 71-67 triumph vs. USF (1/10/13).
  • Waves struggling to score this season, especially during league play, managing a WCC-low 49.6 points per game in 2013.


  • After 23 games, Pepperdine ranks third in the WCC in 3-point field goal percentage (.327).
  • In 23 games, the Waves have scored 328 points (14.3 ppg) off turnovers.
  • Pepperdine has received plenty of scoring from its bench as Wave reserves average 20.2 points per game off the pine. Pepperdine owns a 464-419 advantage in bench scoring, including a 33-3 margin at Washington (11/27/12).
  • Shay Cooney-Williams had 18 assists last season in 29 games. This season the senior guard has 58 in 23 contests.
  • Jade McNorton surpassed her 2011-12 scoring output (46) in just seven games after playing in 28 contests with 11 starts as a sophomore.


  • Pepperdine is set to take on Loyola Marymount for the 70th time in program history Thursday in Malibu.
  • The Waves saw an eight game winning streak against the Lions snapped in a 65-47 loss to LMU (1/3/13), but have still won 10 of the last 12 meetings overall.
  • Pepperdine won the first 15 games in the series, followed by four consecutive LMU victories.
  • The Waves are 24-7 all-time at Firestone Fieldhouse. Pepperdine’s last home loss to LMU came in 2008 (70-57).
  • Pepperdine seized a 56-45 victory against LMU in the opening round of the WCC Championship, eliminating its rival for the second time in three seasons.

The Last Meeting
Loyola Marymount65
January 3, 2013
Los Angeles, Calif.
Pepperdine Falls to Rival Loyola Marymount 65-47
Pepperdine opened the 2013 West Coast Conference season with a tough 65-47 loss to Loyola Marymount Thursday night at Gersten Pavilion.

The Last Meeting
Santa Clara38
January 17, 2013
Malibu, Calif.
Women's Basketball: Pepperdine Falls to Santa Clara 38-36 in WCC Play
In a game featuring a combined 91 missed field goal attempts Pepperdine's final two misses proved costly as it dropped a 38-36 decision to Santa Clara in West Coast Conference play Thursday night at Firestone Fieldhouse.

GAME 24 - VS. LMU: Thursday (Feb. 21) at at Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, Calif.: Loyola Marymount (9-16, 3-9 WCC)  at Pepperdine (4-19, 1-11 WCC) at 7:00 p.m. (PT)

LAST MEETINGS: at LMU 65, PEP 47 (1/3/13); PEP 56, LMU 45* (3/2/12); at PEP 65, LMU 61 (2/23/12); PEP 68, at LMU 59 (2/6/12) *WCC Tournament

SERIES RECORD/STREAK: Pepperdine leads 51-18/Lions won one.

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  • LMU beat Santa Clara, but has dropped its last two games vs. Gonzaga (56-70) and vs. San Diego (59-66).
  • Alex Cowling leads two Lions in double-digit scoring (15.7) and rates third among WCC scoring leaders.
  • The Lions continue to seek their first road win of the season and enter Thursday’s game in Malibu at 0-10.


  • Pepperdine is set to take on Santa Clara for the 65th time in program history Saturday in Santa Clara in a series dating back to the 1978-79 season.
  • The Waves had an eight- game winning streak against the Broncos snapped in a 38-36 loss in Malibu (1/17/13).
  • Since 2000, Pepperdine owns a 19-10 lead in the series.
  • The Waves are 13-16 all-time at the Leavey Event Center against the Broncos and have not lost to SCU on the road since a 86-81 overtime loss in 2008.
  • Pepperdine swept the 2011-12 season series with a 62-56 triumph at the Leavey Center (12/31/11) and a 67-57 victory in Firestone (1/14/12).
  • The Waves took the first ever meeting between the two schools with a 71-52 victory in Malibu.

GAME 25 - AT SCU: Saturday (Feb. 23) at Leavey Event Center, Santa Clara, Calif.: Pepperdine at Santa Clara (13-12, 5-7 WCC) at 2:00 p.m.

LAST MEETINGS: SCU 38, at PEP 36 (1/17/13); at PEP 67, SCU 57 (1/14/12); PEP 62, at SCU 56 (12/31/11); at PEP 91, SCU 65-75 (2/26/11); PEP 69, at SCU 49 (1/27/11)

SERIES RECORD/STREAK: Pepperdine leads 33-31/Broncos won one.

BEFORE PEPPERDINE: Gonzaga at Santa Clara (2/21/13)

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  • After a 4-1 start to WCC play, the Broncos have gone 1-6 since.
  • Ricki Radonovich leads two Broncos in double-digit scoring (10.8).
  • Santa Clara is 6-5 at home in 2012-13; 2-3 during WCC play.

WCC WEEK SEVEN RECAP: Pepperdine battled Brigham Young and trailed by just one at the half, but the Cougars proved too much in the second in completing the season series sweep.

  • Pepperdine led by as many as eight points in the opening period which featured four ties and one lead change.
  • Kelsey Brockway matched a career-high, scoring 10 points, inclouding eight in the first 10 minutes of the contest.
  • BYU shot a sizzling .607 (17-28) from the floor in the second half and the Cougars limited the Waves to just .194 (6-31) shooting.

Four Waves have recorded their first career double-double in 2012-13

UP NEXT FOR THE WAVES: Pepperdine makes its third and final trip to the Bay Area during West Coast Conference play to take on San Francisco Thursday, Feb. 28 in a 7:00 p.m. contest at War Memorial Gym. The Waves then return home for the regular season finale against Saint Mary’s Saturday, March 2. Tip-off against the Gaels is set for 2:00 p.m. at Firestone Fieldhouse.

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GETTING IT STARTED IN STYLE: Since game-by-game records started being kept prior to the 1976-77 campaign, Pepperdine owns a 22-15 record in season openers. After upending UC Davis 83-68 on the road, the Waves have won five of their last six season debuts. The only blemish was a 89-57 decision at perennial national power Tennessee to kick off the 2011-12 campaign.

POLL PROGNOSTICATIONS: Pepperdine was picked to finish fifth in the 2012-13 West Coast Conference Coaches Poll. The Waves did not have a selection on the preseason all-WCC team.  

ABOUT PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY: Pepperdine boasts a one-of-a-kind athletic department with unprecedented success for a school of its size. The Waves have won NCAA Division I championships in five different men’s sports -- one of just 16 schools to have accomplished this feat -- and nine overall. Of this elite group, Pepperdine has the smallest enrollment and is the only school not associated with a BCS conference. Located in scenic Malibu, Calif., the university overlooks the Pacific Ocean and its campus and athletic facilities are regularly voted among the nation’s most beautiful. Pepperdine, which is affiliated with the Church of Christ, ranks No. 54 overall on U.S. News and World Report’s list of America’s best colleges.



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