Amadi Udenyi’s three-point play gave Pepperdine a 45-38 lead with 17:15 remaining. Pacific answered with a 14-0 run to take a 52-45 lead, and the Tigers led the rest of the way. Pepperdine would get within seven points, 68-61 on Malcolm Brooks’ 3-pointer with 3:23 remaining. Khalil Kelley and Aaron Short both answered for Pacific, giving the Tigers a 72-61 lead with less than a minute to play.
Brooks and Stacy Davis each scored 12 points to lead Pepperdine (12-10, 5-5). Udenyi added 11 points.