MALIBU — Pepperdine completed the regular season Saturday night with an 80-61 West Coast Conference loss to San Diego before a Firestone Fieldhouse crowd of 2,964, largest of the season.
Pepperdine (9-16, 2-12 in the WCC) finished 2-8 at home, its worst record at home since the 1973-74 season. The Waves lost their last eight home games and will bring an eight-game losing streak into the WCC tournament.
"It's good for us to get away," said Pepperdine interim Coach Marty Wilson. "Hopefully we'll leave all the bad luck here and free our minds. We've always played well [at Santa Clara]. Maybe we can shock somebody."
In handing Pepperdine its worst defeat of the season, San Diego (12-13, 6-8) clinched sixth place in the conference and won its first game at Firestone since 1991.