Pepperdine Waves men's basketball

The Pepperdine Waves men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, United States. The school's team currently competes in the West Coast Conference, and are coached by Lorenzo Romar, who is in his 2nd stint as head coach with the Waves. The team's last appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament was in 2002. Their home arena is the Firestone Fieldhouse. This is a multi-purpose facility that hosts volleyball, basketball, as well as other athletic events.[2] They share this facility with the Pepperdine Waves women's basketball team.

Pepperdine Waves
2020–21 Pepperdine Waves men's basketball team
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UniversityPepperdine University
Head coachLorenzo Romar (3rd straight, 6th overall season)
ConferenceWest Coast Conference
LocationMalibu, California
ArenaFirestone Fieldhouse
(Capacity: 3,104)
Student sectionRiptide
ColorsBlue, White, and Orange[1]
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1962, 1976
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1976, 1979, 2000
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1944, 1962, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2002
Conference Tournament Champions
1991, 1992, 1994
Conference Regular Season Champions
1962, 1976, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2002

Postseason resultsEdit

NCAA Tournament resultsEdit

The Waves have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 13 times. Their combined record is 5–14.

Year Round Opponent Result
1944 Quarterfinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Iowa State
L 39–44
L 46–61
1962 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Oregon State
Utah State
L 67–69
W 75–71
1976 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
W 87–77
L 61–70
1979 First Round
Second Round
W 92–88OT
L 71–76
1982 First Round
Second Round
Oregon State
W 99–88
L 51–70
1983 First Round North Carolina State L 67–69
1985 First Round Duke L 62–75
1986 First Round Maryland L 64–69
1991 First Round Seton Hall L 51–71
1992 First Round Memphis L 70–80
1994 First Round Michigan L 74–78OT
2000 First Round
Second Round
Oklahoma State
W 77–57
L 67–75
2002 First Round Wake Forest L 74–83

NIT resultsEdit

The Waves have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) six times. Their combined record is 4–6.

Year Round Opponent Result
1988 First Round New Mexico L 75–88
1989 First Round
Second Round
New Mexico State
New Mexico
W 84–69
L 69–86
1986 First Round
Second Round
W 80–75
L 90–99
1993 First Round
Second Round
UC Santa Barbara
W 53–50
L 59–71
1999 First Round Colorado L 61–65
2001 First Round
Second Round
New Mexico
W 72–69
L 75–81

CBI resultsEdit

The Waves have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) two times. Their combined record is 0–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2015 First Round Seattle L 45–62
2016 First Round Eastern Washington L 72–79

NAIA tournament resultsEdit

The Waves have appeared in the NAIA Tournament seven times. Their combined record is 11–7.

Year Round Opponent Result
1942 First Round Missouri Valley L 53–68
1943 First Round
Kearney State
Murray State
W 50–45
W 43–38
L 38–44
1945 First Round
National Championship Game
Peru State
West Texas State
Eastern Kentucky
Loyola (LA)
W 77–42
W 52–45
W 52–34
L 35–49
1946 First Round
Second Round
National 3rd Place Game
Arkansas Teachers
State College of Iowa
Eastern Washington
Indiana State
Loyola (LA)
W 63–37
W 64–22
W 46–42
L 43–56
W 82–55
1950 First Round
Second Round
W 54–50
L 61–69
1951 First Round
Second Round
Eau Claire State
Florida State
W 86–53
L 59–61
1952 First Round Morningside L 80–84

Waves in professional basketballEdit

The following Wave players have played in the National Basketball Association:

The following, in the EuroLeague:

The following, in the National Basketball League (Australasia):

The following, in the Philippine Basketball Association (Philippines):


  1. ^ "Official Colors | Resources | Pepperdine Community". Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Athletic Facilities - Pepperdine University".

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