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Pepperdine Women's Basketball Plays USC Saturday
The Pepperdine women's basketball team (5-2) will play a high-intensity game against USC (4-4) Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. The Waves look for their third win this season against a Pac-10 team having defeated UCLA 91-79 on November 28 and Washington 74-56 on December 7.
Mark Trakh, USC's head women's basketball coach, will meet his former team for the first time since leaving Pepperdine in 2004. Trakh coached the Waves for 11 years and built a nationally recognized program that made six post season appearances at the NCAAs. Saturday's match marks the first match-up between the Waves and the Trojans since 2003, when Pepperdine was narrowly defeated by USC 64-63.
Recently, Pepperdine was picked to finish third in the West Coast Conference in a preseason vote of the league's coaches. The predicted order is as follows: San Diego, Gonzaga, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, Saint Mary's, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Portland.
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