Men’s Basketball received their first conference win of the season after defeating Pacific on Feb. 5, the same team they played Feb. 3. Led by freshman forward Maxwell Lewis, the Waves held off the Tigers this time and snapped their nine game losing streak.
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.
Men’s Basketball won their home opener Nov. 13 against Idaho State 65-60. The team looks to take advantage of a three game home stand in the early part of the season.
Fans filled Firestone Fieldhouse with life once again as Blue and Orange Madness returned to Malibu. The festivities included introductions, a three-point challenge and a dunk contest.
Freshman guard Malachy Caffrey moved to Malibu from Yakima, Wash. without a guaranteed spot on the Men’s Basketball roster. The walk-on eventually earned the respect of his teammates, coaches and millions on TikTok.