MALIBU, Calif. -- Corbin Moore had 19 points and 12 rebounds as Pepperdine defeated San Francisco 77-61 on Thursday night in the West Coast Conference opener for both teams.
USF (9-5, 0-1) was without head coach Rex Walters, who was serving a one-game suspension. In April, the WCC announced Walters would miss this season's conference opener for violating the league's sportsmanship guidelines.
Pepperdine never trailed and ended the first half on an 8-0 run to go into the break with a 39-30 lead. The Waves shot a season-best 51.9 percent from the field and enjoyed a 41-29 rebounding advantage.