(20) Wisconsin 61

(2-1, 0-1 away)

Pepperdine 75

(4-1, 1-0 home)

    10:00 PM ET, November 27, 2004

    Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, California

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    #20WIS 33 2861
    PEPP 34 4175

    Waves win fourth straight game

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- Pepperdine made it look easy against mistake-prone Wisconsin.

    Glen McGowan scored 29 points to lead Pepperdine to its fourth straight win, a 75-61 victory over the Badgers (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today; No. 20 AP) on Saturday night.

    Alex Acker added 17 points and seven assists for the Waves (4-1), who defeated a ranked opponent for the first time since beating Gonzaga 88-79 on Jan. 8, 2002.

    "This is our court so we had to show them," Acker said. "It was about defense. They turned the ball over, were making silly mistakes and we just took advantage."

    Alando Tucker scored 18 points and Kammron Taylor added 15 for Wisconsin (2-1).

    With the score tied at 34 at the break, Pepperdine opened the second half with a 25-4 run, turning the close game into a runaway.

    The Badgers were scoreless for more than 6 minutes, turned the ball over nine times and shot 2-for-13 as Pepperdine built a 59-38 lead with 11:06 remaining.

    "We outrebounded them (39-27), got to the free-throw line, but we turned the ball over," Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. "If you're turning the ball over, that means you're giving in."

    Wisconsin shot 50 percent in the first half and just 32 percent (8-for-25) over the final 20 minutes.

    The Badgers went on a 10-0 and took their first lead at 18-17 with 7:54 left in the first half. They extended the lead to 22-19 before Pepperdine stormed back and tied the game by the break.

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