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Know The Foe: Pepperdine

BYU looks to bounce back on the road at Pepperdine tomorrow. Here's your primer on the Pepperdine edition of Know The Foe.


Nickname: Waves

Location: Malibu, California

Enrollment: ~8,000

Venue: Firestone Fieldhouse, cap. 3,100

Tourney Appearances: 13 (5-14), last in 2002

Best season: 1975-76. Went 22-6 led by Dennis Johnson, finished ranked #20 in the country after losing in a regional final.

Player-Alumni: Dennis Johnson (75-76), three-time NBA champion with Seattle (x1) and Boston (x2), NBA Finals MVP in 1979. Doug Christie (89-92), two-time WCC player of the year, had a 15-year NBA career with 8 teams, most notably 2000-05 Sacramento Kings.

Coach: Marty Wilson, 1st season (7-11, .389)

Last 5 Years: 46-100 (.315)


Record: 7-11 (1-6 WCC)

RPI: 223

Point Averages: score 58.1, allow 62.9

The Waves did claim wins over decent Hawaii and Montana State teams, but have struggled to be consistent and have lost six straight after a conference-opening win against San Francisco.


Points: F Taylor Darby, 11.1 PPG; C Corbin Moore, 9.6 PPG

Rebounds: Moore 8.6 RPG, Darby 5.9 RPG

Assists: G Caleb Willis, 3.8 APG; G Joshua Lowery, 3.1 APG