MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- Glen McGowan and Yakhouba Diawara scored
22 points apiece and Alex Acker added 21 as Pepperdine beat San
Diego 83-67 in the West Coast Conference opener for both teams
Friday night at Firestone Fieldhouse.
The Waves (11-5, 1-0) were trailing by 12 points with 5:52 left
in the first half when they began a 23-2 run that carried over into
the first four minutes of the second half.The Toreros (8-6, 0-1) were shooting better than 50 percent and
had made five of seven three-point attempts when they suddenly went
cold.McGowan scored 19 of his points in the second half when
Pepperdine, leading only 35-33 at halftime, took over the game. The
team's leading scorer with 20.6 points per game, McGowan saw
limited action in the first half after picking up two quick fouls.
He collected his third in the first minute of the second half but
remained on the court for the rest of the game.San Diego's Brandon Gay had a game-high 26 points.One game after McGowan became the 33rd player in Pepperdine
history to reach 1,000 career points, Acker became the 34th when he
hit a three-pointer with 11:07 remaining in the game.