Both teams have first-year coaches who have endured tough starts. Bobby Braswell and the Matadors are 1-5. Lorenzo Romar and the Waves are 1-6.
Pepperdine has beaten a Division I team, UC Santa Barbara. Northridge's only victory is over Division II Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Other college events in the region today include:
Men's basketball: Glendale tournament (at Glendale College)--5 p.m., Orange Coast vs. L.A. Southwest. 7 p.m., Bakersfield vs. Fullerton.
Women's basketball: At 6 p.m., Irvine at Antelope Valley College, Victor Valley at Ventura College.
High school events in the region today include:
Boys' basketball: La Canada tournament (at La Canada High)--3:30 p.m., Village Christian vs. A.L. Fortune; 5 p.m., Glendale vs. McRoberts (Canada); 6:30 p.m., Notre Dame vs. Arroyo; 8 p.m., Muir vs. La Canada. Bell-Jeff tournament--Consolation games at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Championship bracket games at 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Valencia tournament (at Valencia High, in two gyms)--Consolation games at 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Fifth-place semifinals at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Championship semifinals at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Crescenta Valley tournament (at Crescenta Valley High)--3:15 p.m., Reseda vs. Crescenta Valley; 4:45 p.m., Gardena vs. Franklin; 6:15 p.m., Blair vs. Poly; 7:45 p.m., Bellflower vs. Bishop Amat. Nonleague--At 5 p.m., Kilpatrick at Villanova Prep. At 7 p.m., Canoga Park at Taft. At 7:30 p.m., Providence at Cantwell Sacred Heart.
Girls' basketball: Marmonte League--At 7 p.m., Royal at Newbury Park, Westlake at Camarillo, Simi Valley at Thousand Oaks. Santa Paula tournament--TBA. Nonleague--At 5:30 p.m., Buckley at La Reina. At 6 p.m., L.A. Baptist at Louisville.
Boys' soccer: At 2:30 p.m., Oak Park at St. Bonaventure. At 3:15 p.m., Buena at Oxnard, Chaminade at Crescenta Valley, Santa Barbara at Hueneme, Ventura at Rio Mesa, Burbank at Glendale. At 4:30 p.m., Burroughs at Antelope Valley, L.A. Baptist at Calabasas. At 5 p.m., Alemany at Moorpark, St. John Bosco at Crespi.
Girls' soccer: At 3 p.m., Highland at Valencia, Flintridge Prep at Village Christian, Louisville at Hart. At 3:15 p.m., La Canada at Burroughs, Oxnard at Buena, Rio Mesa at Ventura, Crescenta Valley at Harvard-Westlake, Calabasas at L.A. Baptist, St. Bonaventure at Santa Clara. At 3:30 p.m., Fillmore at Nordhoff.
Girls' water polo: At 3:15 p.m., Santa Monica at La Canada, Rio Mesa at Oxnard.
Wrestling: Marmonte League--At 7 p.m., Newbury Park at Royal, Thousand Oaks at Simi Valley, Channel Islands at Agoura.