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Pepperdine @ San Diego

Regular Season Records: Pepperdine 7-24; San Diego 14-15

What to Know

The San Diego Toreros and the Pepperdine Waves are set to clash at 11 p.m. ET March 3 at Orleans Arena in the first round of the West Coast Conference Tourney. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.

The Toreros ended up a good deal behind the San Francisco Dons when they played on Saturday, losing 78-62. One thing holding San Diego back was the mediocre play of guard Jase Townsend, who did not have his best game: he finished with 15 points on 7-for-15 shooting and turned the ball over four times in his 32 minutes on the court.

Meanwhile, the Waves lost to the Brigham Young Cougars on the road by a decisive 75-59 margin. Guard Houston Mallette (23 points) was the top scorer for Pepperdine.

San Diego is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. Now might not be the best time to take San Diego against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past three consecutive games.

A pair of stats to keep an eye on: San Diego is stumbling into the matchup with the 43rd fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 65.9 on average. The Waves have experienced some struggles of their own as they are ninth worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 77.6 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 11 p.m. ET
  • Where: Orleans Arena -- Paradise, Nevada
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Toreros are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Waves, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Toreros, as the game opened with the Toreros as a 4-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Pepperdine have won eight out of their last 13 games against San Diego.

  • Jan 27, 2022 - San Diego 64 vs. Pepperdine 56
  • Jan 10, 2022 - San Diego 72 vs. Pepperdine 62
  • Feb 27, 2021 - Pepperdine 90 vs. San Diego 84
  • Feb 13, 2020 - Pepperdine 72 vs. San Diego 69
  • Jan 11, 2020 - Pepperdine 85 vs. San Diego 78
  • Feb 09, 2019 - Pepperdine 70 vs. San Diego 67
  • Jan 12, 2019 - Pepperdine 76 vs. San Diego 71
  • Feb 08, 2018 - San Diego 68 vs. Pepperdine 66
  • Dec 30, 2017 - San Diego 74 vs. Pepperdine 66
  • Feb 11, 2017 - Pepperdine 65 vs. San Diego 60
  • Jan 07, 2017 - San Diego 76 vs. Pepperdine 68
  • Jan 28, 2016 - Pepperdine 75 vs. San Diego 65
  • Jan 21, 2016 - Pepperdine 76 vs. San Diego 58

Injury Report for San Diego

  • Terrell Brown: Game-Time Decision (Calf)
  • Bryce Monroe: Game-Time Decision (Back)

Injury Report for Pepperdine

  • Jade' Smith: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)
  • Darryl Polk Jr.: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)
  • Jan Zidek: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
  • Maxwell Lewis: Out for the Season (Wrist)