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Men's Basketball Season Tickets Now on Sale
Season tickets for the 2009-10 Pepperdine men's basketball campaign are now on sale for a schedule that features 16 regular-season home games, including seven contests against postseason teams from a year ago, plus one exhibition. Season-ticket orders that are placed before Wednesday, Sept. 30 will receive an extra 10 percent discount on top of already reduced rates.
The team made great strides last season under the leadership of Tom Asbury, who returned to Malibu to begin his second stint as the head coach of the Waves. The squad went 9-23 overall and 5-9 for sixth place in the West Coast Conference, but three of the top four scorers were freshmen and the other one was a sophomore. The 2009-10 Waves have 12 returning lettermen, believed to be the most in school history.
Non-conference highlights include out-of-state foes Miami (Fla.), Utah, New Mexico State and Portland State and in-state rivals such as Fresno State, Long Beach State and Pacific. Portland State and Utah made the NCAA Tournament, Miami (Fla.) was in the NIT and Pacific was in the inaugural CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Among the seven West Coast Conference foes, Gonzaga was in the NCAA Tournament, Saint Mary's made the NIT and Portland was in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
Pepperdine's WCC schedule has now been determined. Both the men and women will kick off the WCC season with a home doubleheader against local rival Loyola Marymount on Saturday, Jan. 9. The men's squad will then host Santa Clara
(Jan. 14) and San Francisco (Jan. 16) the following weekend.
The Waves will play five of their first seven league games at home, but will then have to play five of the final seven on the road. Pepperdine hasn't begun a conference season with three straight home games since 1991.
Season-ticket holders will enjoy benefits including reserved parking and admission to "At the Half" for halftime snacks. Those that make a minimum recommended donation - $150 for courtside reserved seating and $125 for either lower or upper reserved seating - will also become members of the Waves Club and be privy to those exclusive benefits as well.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting the athletic offices in Heritage Hall, calling (866) WAVE-TIX or by simply downloading the attached PDF and mailing it in. Prior to September 30, a courtside seat is $476, lower reserved seating is $179 and upper reserved seating is $143. After the deadline, those prices are $544, $204 and $163, respectively.
Additionally, an all-sports pass that allows the bearer to enter any other ticketed Pepperdine sporting event (women's basketball, men's/women's volleyball, baseball, women's soccer and men's water polo) is available for $100 each.
For more information about men's basketball at Pepperdine, visit the Pepperdine Athletics Web site.
PEPPERDINE MEN'S BASKETBALL 2009-10 HOME SCHEDULE
Friday, Nov. 6 vs. Westmont (exhibition)
Friday, Nov. 13 vs. Pacific
Tuesday, Nov. 17 vs. Long Beach State
Friday, Nov. 20 vs. UC San Diego
Tuesday, Dec. 8 vs. Fresno State
Thursday, Dec. 10 vs. California Baptist
Sunday, Dec. 13 vs. Portland State
Friday, Dec. 18 vs. New Mexico State
Wednesday, Dec. 23 vs. Utah
Sunday, Jan. 3 vs. Miami (Fla.)
Saturday, Jan. 9 vs. Loyola Marymount
Thursday, Jan. 14 vs. Santa Clara
Saturday, Jan. 16 vs. San Francisco
Thursday, Jan. 28 vs. Saint Mary's
Saturday, Jan. 30 vs. San Diego
Thursday, Feb. 18 vs. Portland
Saturday, Feb. 20 vs. Gonzaga