February 14, 1988 |
The magic moment. The coming of age. The point when potential finally evolves into peak performance. Most successful athletes experience it and never forget it. For Pepperdine's Craig Davis, it happened last season in the unlikely town of Spokane, Wash., in the home gym of an unlikely school called Gonzaga, with stands full of fans who didn't like Davis and loudly made their feelings known.
December 7, 1987 |
Before Sunday's nonconference game against unbeaten Arizona, Pepperdine Coach Jim Harrick said he thought his players would do well, or get a lesson. The Waves played well--in spurts, especially in the second half--but still lost, 73-68, before 13,216 fans at McKale Center. They played Arizona (5-0), ranked ninth by the Associated Press, about even in the first half until Steve Kerr went to work outside, making three three-point shots without a miss.
September 4, 1986
UCLA Coach Terry Donahue announced Wednesday that three injured players--fullback Marcus Greenwood and inside inebackers Craig Davis and Adam Hutchins--will not travel with the team to Norman, Okla., for Saturday's opener with Oklahoma. Greenwood, a senior who was listed as the the No. 2 fullback behind Mel Farr, has a severely sprained ankle. Davis, who also has a sprained ankle, and Hutchins, who has a broken vertabra, are reserves.
December 1, 1988 |
Pepperdine's basketball team, off to an 0-2 start after 3-point losses to Texas and Montana State in the University of Hawaii tournament, will play host to Northern Arizona at 7:30 tonight at Firestone Fieldhouse at Malibu. Four Waves scored in double figures at Hawaii. Forward Tom Lewis averaged 17 points a game, reserve guard Shann Ferch 14.5, guard Craig Davis 13.5 and forward Dexter Howard 13 points and a team-leading 10.5 rebounds.
November 26, 1988
Forward Alvin Heggs scored 20 points Friday night to lead Texas to an 82-79 victory over Pepperdine in the first round of the Hawaii Tipoff Classic at the University of Hawaii. Both teams were playing under first-year coaches--Tom Penders for Texas and Tom Asbury for Pepperdine. Pepperdine was led by guard Shann Ferch, a transfer from Montana State, with 20 points. Tom Lewis had 15 points, Craig Davis 12 and Casey Crawford 10.
November 25, 1989 |
Pepperdine's basketball team will open its season against UC Santa Barbara at 4 p.m. today at Santa Barbara's Campus Events Center. Wave Coach Tom Asbury, whose team was 20-13 last season, said that his starters will be Geoff Lear and Tom Lewis at forwards, Damon Braly or Rex Manu at center and Craig Davis and Shann Ferch at guards. Santa Barbara, 21-9 last season, features guard Carrick DeHart, who averaged 16 points a game last season.