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WCC: Pepperdine reaches tournament semifinals

WCC: Pepperdine reaches tournament semifinals

Jeremy Major made five three-pointers and matched a season high with 28 points to lead fourth-seeded Pepperdine past fifth-seeded San Francisco, 90-86, in the first round of the West Coast Conference tournament on Saturday at Las Vegas.

Pepperdine plays the winner of St. Mary's-Loyola Marymount on Monday.

Stacy Davis added 18 points and Lamond Murray Jr. had 16 for the Waves (18-12), who shot 52.6% from the field and 50% from three-point range (nine of 18).

San Francisco led 37-36 at the half but the Waves seized control early in the second, taking a 66-56 lead on a Jett Raines layup with 8:56 left. The Dons (15-15) battled back to 78-74 on a Devin Watson layup, but...