Scores

Final

Pepperdine 63

(10-18, 4-12 WCC)

Santa Clara 57

(8-20, 0-15 WCC)

10:00 PM ET, February 23, 2012

Leavey Center, Santa Clara, California

1 2 T
PEPP 25 3863
SCU 26 3157

Top Performers

Pepperdine: C. Willis 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast

Santa Clara: R. Cowels III 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Pepperdine 63, Santa Clara 57

Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Taylor Darby had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Pepperdine opened the second half on a 14-2 run en route to a 63-57 victory over Santa Clara on Thursday night.

Caleb Willis added 15 points for the Waves (10-18, 4-12 West Coast), who closed out their regular season and will go into the conference tournament as either the No. 7 or No. 8 seed, depending on the outcome of Portland's game against BYU on Saturday. A Portland loss vaults Pepperdine to No. 7 and a game against No. 6 seed San Diego. A Portland victory keeps the Waves at No. 8, where they would play Santa Clara again in an opening-round game.

Santa Clara (8-20, 0-15) has one regular-season game remaining Saturday at Loyola Marymount but is locked in as the No. 9 seed.

Raymond Cowels III led the Broncos with 15 points. Evan Roquemore added 12 points and five assists, and Niyi Harrison had 11 points and nine rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PEPP
SCU
Points 63 57
FG Made-Attempted 23-54 (.426) 21-59 (.356)
3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 5-25 (.200)
FT Made-Attempted 14-26 (.538) 10-17 (.588)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 12 6

2011-12 Season

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