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Santa Clara @ Pepperdine

Current Records: Santa Clara 18-10; Pepperdine 7-22

What to Know

The Pepperdine Waves and the Santa Clara Broncos will face off in a West Coast clash at 10 p.m. ET Feb. 24 at Firestone Fieldhouse. The teams split their matchups last year, with Santa Clara winning the first 86-82 at home and the Waves taking the second 78-70.

It was close but no cigar for Pepperdine as they fell 77-74 to the Portland Pilots on Saturday. Despite the loss, Pepperdine got a solid performance out of forward Jan Zidek, who had 22 points.

Meanwhile, the contest between Santa Clara and the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday was not a total blowout, but with Santa Clara falling 81-69 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. Forward Josip Vrankic had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 33 minutes but putting up just six points on 3-for-10 shooting.

The Waves are the clear underdogs, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. They are currently three-for-three against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Pepperdine is now 7-22 while the Broncos sit at 18-10. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Pepperdine has allowed their opponents to shoot 46.10% from the floor on average, which is the 34th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. Santa Clara's offense has more to brag about, as they they come into the game boasting the 14th highest field goal percentage in college basketball at 48.50%. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Firestone Fieldhouse -- Malibu, California
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $45.00


The Broncos are a big 11-point favorite against the Waves, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Broncos as a 10.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Santa Clara have won eight out of their last 14 games against Pepperdine.

  • Mar 06, 2021 - Pepperdine 78 vs. Santa Clara 70
  • Feb 20, 2021 - Santa Clara 86 vs. Pepperdine 82
  • Mar 06, 2020 - Pepperdine 84 vs. Santa Clara 73
  • Feb 06, 2020 - Pepperdine 91 vs. Santa Clara 77
  • Jan 23, 2020 - Pepperdine 90 vs. Santa Clara 86
  • Feb 07, 2019 - Santa Clara 79 vs. Pepperdine 71
  • Jan 10, 2019 - Santa Clara 67 vs. Pepperdine 64
  • Mar 02, 2018 - Pepperdine 85 vs. Santa Clara 69
  • Jan 27, 2018 - Santa Clara 73 vs. Pepperdine 59
  • Dec 28, 2017 - Santa Clara 72 vs. Pepperdine 65
  • Feb 16, 2017 - Santa Clara 106 vs. Pepperdine 55
  • Jan 14, 2017 - Santa Clara 75 vs. Pepperdine 61
  • Feb 20, 2016 - Pepperdine 88 vs. Santa Clara 76
  • Jan 14, 2016 - Santa Clara 62 vs. Pepperdine 60

Injury Report for Pepperdine

  • Jade' Smith: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)

Injury Report for Santa Clara

No Injury Information