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Pepperdine Can’t Shoot Straight in Loss

From Associated Press

Toso Pavilion has been good to Pepperdine, which had won 10 consecutive games there.

Friday, that ended.

The Waves shot a season-low 30.8% in a 67-50 loss to Santa Clara in a West Coast Conference game.

Steve Nash scored 17 points for Santa Clara (10-3, 2-0 in the league). Kevin Dunne added 15 points and Jason Sedlock 10.

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Gerald Brown had 22 points for Pepperdine (0-1, 4-9), which missed all 11 of its three-point shots in the second half and shot 27.6% from the field after halftime.

“We struggled all night with our perimeter shooting, and Santa Clara did a good job of keeping us off the offensive boards,” Wave Coach Tony Fuller said. “You cannot expect to win on the road shooting 31% and committing 19 turnovers.”

Santa Clara won despite 20 turnovers. The Broncos shot only 43.2%, still their best shooting percentage in their past six games.


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