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Pepperdine set to Close out First Half of WCC Play

Jan. 24, 2007

MALIBU, Calif. - When the women's basketball team upended then-No. 14 Rutgers it looked like all the pieces were in place for Pepperdine to put together a magical season. But injuries have provided numerous setbacks and with just a 1-4 West Coast Conference (WCC) record the Waves will now be looking to build some momentum heading into the second round of league play.

Pepperdine (8-12) wraps up the first half of WCC play this weekend at home. During the team's current three-game losing streak, the Waves have set the school record for fewest points scored in a game and then tied that mark as well as tie the school record for fewest points scored in a half.

Thursday night Pepperdine returns home to host Santa Clara in what has become a rivalry game of late. After dropping both regular season games to the Broncos a year ago, Pepperdine ended Santa Clara's postseason hopes with a four-point 71-67 victory in the championship game of the WCC tournament.

The two-game homestand will draw to a close on Saturday afternoon when Saint Mary's comes to town for a 2 p.m. PT tip. While the Gaels hold a slim 22-21 lead in the all-time series, Pepperdine has won eight of the last 10 meetings including a 2-0 record in the WCC tournament.

Pepperdine and Santa Clara are scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip at Firestone Fieldhouse.