Preview: Pepperdine Waves
Waves must improve what has been the league's worst defense
2012-13: 12-18 (4-12 WCC)
In-conference offense: 0.95 points per possession (7th)
In-conference defense: 1.11 points per possession (9th)
Pepperdine returns four starters, including sophomore forward Stacy Davis, the WCC 2012-13 Newcomer of the Year. Leading scorer Lorne Jackson departed, however, and key contributor Jordan Baker decided to transfer. That leaves Davis, who averaged 11 points per game last season, as the only proven offensive weapon.
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