The Pepperdine Waves basketball team has been to the NCAA Tournament 12 times in school history, the most recent in 2002. Their best showing was in 1976 when they beat Memphis to make it to the Sweet Sixteen. The Waves also nearly beat NC State in the first round of the 1983 NCAA Tournament which was the year of Jim Valvano’s National Championship run.
The Waves have been to the NIT six times, four times making the second round. They have been to the CBI once as well, last season when they lost in the opening round. Can the Waves get back to the postseason this year? Come out to the Firestone Fieldhouse and find out.
Firestone Fieldhouse opened in 1975. It seats a little over 3000 fans on wooden bleachers, much like your old high school gym. The atmosphere is a bit Southern Cal laid back mixed with high school/college basketball team spirit. You will enjoy you favorite concession items such as brats, popcorn, hot dogs, frozen lemonade and more while watching the great college basketball action.
The Waves are part of the WCC. Teams such as Brigham Young, Gonzaga, Loyola Marymount, Pacific, Portland, St. Mary’s, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Clara will be coming to Firestone Fieldhouse this season. With game like these, you will want to come to as many games as you can. Many of these teams will play in the NCAA Tournament as well as the other postseason tournaments.
You will not want to miss out on a great college basketball experience by visiting the Firestone Fieldhouse this season. Bring the whole family out to catch the Waves.
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