Scores

Final

San Diego 81

(6-24, 2-12 WCC)

Pepperdine 84

(12-20, 5-9 WCC)

11:30 PM ET, March 4, 2011

Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

1 2 T
USD 30 5181
PEPP 41 4384

Top Performers

San Diego: C. Gabriel 18 Pts, 6 Reb

Pepperdine: L. Jackson 23 Pts, 1 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl

Pepperdine 84, San Diego 81

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Mychel Thompson scored 26 points and Lorne Jackson added 23 as No. 6 seed Pepperdine held on for an 84-81 victory Friday night over No. 7 seed San Diego in the first round of the West Coast Conference tournament.

The Waves (12-20) face No. 3 seed San Francisco (16-13) in a quarterfinal matchup Saturday night.

Chris Gabriel led San Diego (6-24) with 18 points.

Pepperdine led by as many as 14 points in the second half, but the Toreros went on a 24-12 run, capped by three consecutive 3-pointers to pull within 83-81 with 5.9 seconds left.

They then fouled Thompson, who made 1 of 2 free throws.

A desperation 60-foot shot by Jordan Mackie hit the backboard just right of the rim.

Pepperdine won the game at the line, making 36 of 44 free throws, while San Diego hit 17 of 27.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USD
PEPP
Points 81 84
FG Made-Attempted 27-52 (.519) 22-39 (.564)
3P Made-Attempted 10-20 (.500) 4-9 (.444)
FT Made-Attempted 17-27 (.630) 36-44 (.818)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 31 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 12

2010-11 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 6, 2011 @PEPP 75, USD 55Recap
Feb 5, 2011 PEPP 70, @USD 63Recap
» Mar 4, 2011 @PEPP 84, USD 81Recap