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April 19, 2006 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
Pepperdine has hired former Fresno City College coach Vance Walberg to become its next men's basketball coach. Walberg, 49, who will be formally introduced Thursday, replaces Paul Westphal, who left after last season when told by Athletic Director John Watson he would not be retained when his contract ended after next season. "I appreciate Pepperdine giving me the opportunity because not many people would look at a junior college coach," Walberg said Tuesday.
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April 21, 2006 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
It didn't take long for Vance Walberg to realize that his latest coaching stop would be followed with great interest by more than the usual suspects in the Pepperdine men's basketball community. "The first day I had 13 JC coaches call me up and say, 'Don't screw this up,' " Walberg, the longtime high school and junior college coach with no previous Division I college experience, said Thursday in Malibu after being introduced as the Waves' 12th head coach.
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April 21, 2006 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
It didn't take long for Vance Walberg to realize that his latest coaching stop would be followed with great interest by more than the usual suspects in the Pepperdine men's basketball community. "The first day I had 13 JC coaches call me up and say, 'Don't screw this up,' " Walberg, the longtime high school and junior college coach with no previous Division I college experience, said Thursday in Malibu after being introduced as the Waves' 12th head coach.
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April 19, 2006 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
Pepperdine has hired former Fresno City College coach Vance Walberg to become its next men's basketball coach. Walberg, 49, who will be formally introduced Thursday, replaces Paul Westphal, who left after last season when told by Athletic Director John Watson he would not be retained when his contract ended after next season. "I appreciate Pepperdine giving me the opportunity because not many people would look at a junior college coach," Walberg said Tuesday.
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February 4, 2008 | Peter Yoon
San Francisco (6-15, 2-4) at Loyola Marymount (4-18, 1-5), 7 -- The Lions have averaged only 50.5 points in their last four games. They are shooting a paltry 35.8% in that stretch. The Dons are coming off a comeback victory at Pepperdine, Coach Eddie Sutton's 800th career victory, and are seeking to win consecutive games for the first time since November.
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November 13, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Steffan Johnson scored a career-high 32 points to lift Pacific (2-1) to an 84-76 victory over Pepperdine at the World Vision International tournament at Eugene, Ore. Daniel Johnson had 19 points to lead Pepperdine (0-3). "I'm encouraged because they're starting to understand more of what we want them to do," Pepperdine Coach Vance Walberg said. Arkansas Little Rock 71, Loyola Marymount 40 -- Shane Edwards scored 14 points to lead Arkansas Little Rock (2-0).
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February 20, 2008 | Robyn Norwood
Pepperdine on Tuesday announced it will introduce Tom Asbury as its men's basketball coach at a 1 p.m. news conference today, with Athletic Director John Watson calling him "a major reason why Pepperdine was the class of the West Coast Conference" for 15 years during the 1980s and early '90s. Asbury, 62, took the Waves to the NCAA tournament three times as coach from 1988-94, and was an assistant under Jim Harrick from 1979-88.
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February 11, 2008 | Robyn Norwood
Tom Asbury, who guided Pepperdine to three NCAA tournament appearances in the early 1990s, is on the short list for the Waves' coaching job as he considers whether to come out of retirement, Pepperdine Athletic Director John Watson said Sunday. "He's still analyzing whether it's something he wishes to do," said Watson, adding that he hopes to select a coach this week.
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November 18, 2006 | PETER YOON; JERRY CROWE
MEN Hope International (1-4) at UC Riverside (2-2), 4 p.m. -- This will be the last home game until Dec. 18 for the Highlanders. Guard Justin Bell, who sat out last season because of a torn knee ligament, had a career-high 17 points Tuesday. Pepperdine (1-2) at Cal State Northridge (3-1), 2 p.m. -- Northridge shattered the school scoring record Wednesday in a 159-97 victory over Redlands. Pepperdine is coming off a victory over Nichols State, the first for Coach Vance Walberg.
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February 21, 2008 | Robyn Norwood
Tom Asbury is returning to a West Coast Conference very different from the one he left in 1994. "There's been a big shift in the conference, one we don't like," said Asbury, who won three WCC titles in six seasons as coach. "St. Mary's and Gonzaga are riding high right now. We just need to start whittling away."
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December 21, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Connecticut center Hasheem Thabeet had 15 points and seven rebounds Wednesday night and No. 14 Connecticut defeated Pepperdine, 88-66, at Hartford, Conn. The Huskies (10-0) controlled play inside, outrebounding the Waves, 48-28. Connecticut had 34 second-chance points and limited Pepperdine (3-10) to 12. The Waves stayed close in the first half by making eight of 15 from behind the arc.
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