A late surge by the Devils wasn't enough as Pepperdine came to play Tuessday night, beating Arizona State 66-60 at Wells Fargo Arena. Trent Lockett's 23 points and 9 rebounds couldn't carry the team on a night which saw the Waves shoot 72% (8-11) from behind the arc. Joshua Lowery lead the Waves in scoring with 13, chipping in a game-high eight assists
And the Waves strong point was the Devils biggest weakness. On a night in which Pepperdine made their first six threes, ASU's efforts to retaliate were unsuccessful as they shot 7 for 27 from downtown.
Turnovers were also the story again, at least in the first half which saw ASU commit nine. While they did cut it down to only six in the second half, it was too little too late as the offense went cold as soon as they emerged from the locker room, making only 32% of their buckets.