Pepperdine Sports were back in full swing for the 2021-2022 year, complete with spectators. Join the Sports and Photo desks of the Graphic as we go through this year’s top moments.
It’s March and the madness of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball National Championship tournaments is well underway. The Graphic staff makes their picks for each tournament’s Final Four.
Damian Lillard remains one of the few superstars in the NBA that remains loyal to the team that drafted him. Sports Assistant Editor Jerry Jiang explains that while Lillard’s loyalty is appreciated, he should leave the Blazers for his and the team’s sake.
After a joyous celebration of the seniors, Pepperdine’s Men’s Basketball Team struggled to gain ground and lost to Santa Clara, Feb. 24. The Waves reflect on a season of growing and leadership hoping to build on this season for next year.
Women’s Basketball failed to keep up with an energetic Santa Clara offense in their 63-54 loss to the Broncos at Firestone Fieldhouse on Feb. 17. The Waves, now 8-14, will close out their regular season with three road games, starting on Feb. 24 at Gonzaga.
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving’s selfishness has already driven James Harden out of Brooklyn. Sports Assistant Editor Jerry Jiang explains if Irving doesn’t clean up his act, he will never win a ring again.
The game of basketball has told many stories and continues to spread joy. Sports Assistant Editor Jerry Jiang expresses his gratitude to basketball.
After a string of losses, Pepperdine’s Men’s Basketball Team hoped to secure a win against the Portland Pilots. The Waves were unable to gain headway and lost 82-63.
In their WCC home opener, Men’s Basketball lost 72-62 against the University of San Diego. The Waves lagged behind the Toreros for most of the game, and were unable to secure the points necessary to close the gap.
The Golden State Warriors are once again first in the Western Conference. Sports Assistant Editor Jerry Jiang explains why the Warriors have a chance at the championship this season.