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.
The Brooklyn Nets selected Kessler Edwards No. 44 overall in the 2021 NBA Draft. Edwards made his NBA debut versus the Golden State Warriors on Nov. 16, 2021, where he became the first NBA player from Pepperdine since Alex Acker.
Men’s Basketball senior guard Jay Yoon tells his story about his Korean American heritage and how he carries himself on the court every day. Being one of the few Asian Americans in college sports, Yoon said he hopes to make an impact on future Asian American athletes.
During a hard-fought game against No.1 Gonzaga, Pepperdine’s Men’s Basketball Team fell behind and could not bridge the gap against the hotshot opponents, Feb. 16. The Waves hope to turn things around versus Portland on Feb. 19.
Men’s Basketball fought hard versus BYU but fell short with a score of 91-85. Freshman guard Houston Mallette had a career night with 31 points.
Men’s Basketball lost their sixth game two days after their thriller overtime loss to LMU. The team has another chance versus San Diego on Jan. 27.
Pepperdine student-athletes have a full season after experiencing an odd year due to COVID-19. Athletes say they are excited to have a sense of normalcy.
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.
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The SportsWaves crew enlists the help of Pepperdine basketball stars to preview the men’s and women’s seasons, play games, and more. Kessler Edwards, Malia Bambrick, and Colbey Ross join the show.