Pepperdine beats San Francisco in WCC tourney
LAS VEGAS (AP)—Mike Hornbuckle scored 25 points, including 5 of 6 shooting from 3-point range, to lead No. 6 seed Pepperdine past No. 7 San Francisco 93-85 in the first round of the West Coast Conference tournament Friday night.
Hornbuckle was 8 of 11 from the floor for the Waves, who play No. 3 seed Portland in the quarterfinals on Saturday night.
The Waves (9-22), which withstood 17 lead changes and 12 ties, took the lead permanently on a Hornbuckle 3-pointer that made it 73-72 with 5:42 left in the game.
Pepperdine built a six-point lead in the first half and led 48-47 at halftime.
Keion Bell had 19 points and seven rebounds for Pepperdine, while Mychel Thompson added 12 points and five rebounds.
Dior Lowhorn had a career-high 32 points for San Francisco (11-19). Kwame Vaughn added 18 points, and Blake Wallace had 13 points and nine rebounds.