Pepperdine vs. Pacific – Game Preview – January 22, 2022

The Pacific Tigers (CA) (3-11, 0-3 WCC) will look to snap a three-game losing streak when they host the Pepperdine Waves (4-7, 2-0 WCC) on Saturday January 22, 2022. The contest airs at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Pacific (CA) lost to San Francisco 88-71 in the team’s last outing Thursday despite a team-high 19 points from Erica Adams.

Pepperdine was beaten by Saint Mary’s (CA) 70-53 in the team’s last outing on Saturday. Ally Stedman’s 17 team points weren’t enough in the loss.

Pacific Team Stats (CA)

Pacific (CA) enters the game averaging 68.8 points per game on the season, 5.5 more than Pepperdine’s 63.3 giving up per game. The Tigers are just 2-6 in games despite having amassed at least 63 points.

The Tigers are shooting 67% from the charity strip as a team, good for seventh place in the WCC. Liz Smith leads Pacific (CA) with 3.2 free throws per game (shooting 79 percent from the line).

Pepperdine team statistics

The Waves are averaging 61.9 points per game, 17.8 fewer than Pacific (CA) giving up per game. Pepperdine is just 0-2 when it hits the 80-point mark on the year.

When they get to the free throw line, which they do 12.4 times per game, the Waves are shooting 66.9 percent, which ranks them eighth in the WCC. Becky Obinma is Pepperdine’s leading shooter from the line, making 1.8 free throws per game while shooting 67%.

Pacific (CA) players to watch

Anaya James is Pacific (CA)’s leading scorer, averaging 16.1 points per game, and leading assists with 3.7 assists per game. Elizabeth Elliott is adding 12 points and 6.3 rebounds for the Tigers, and Smith is contributing 10.2 points per game.

Jordan Cruz leads Pacific (CA) three-point shooting efforts, punching 1.9 treys per game while connecting on 34% of his shots from downtown.

Player stats reflect 13 of 13 games this season.

Pepperdine players to watch

Stedman leads Pepperdine in scoring and has 11.8 points and 1.5 steals per game. Obinma leads the Waves with 6.6 rebounds per game and adds 9.3 points, while Kendyl Carson leads the team with 4.4 assists and averaging 6.8 points.

Stedman helps space the floor for Pepperdine, leading the waves averaging 1.5 three-pointers per game while shooting 28 percent from downtown.

Player stats reflect 11 of 11 games this season.

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