Pepperdine defeats Houston Baptist 76-64

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The Associated Press

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 21 at 7:38 PM

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Brendan Lane and Stacy Davis combined for 42 points and 21 rebounds to lead Pepperdine to a 76-64 come-from-behind win over Houston Baptist Saturday.

Lane totaled 21 points and 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double this season. Davis had his second double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Houston Baptist (3-9) had a 34-31 halftime advantage and led most of the second period. The Huskies were ahead 56-52 after Rob Lewis (14 points) hit a 3-point shot with 6:34 remaining in the game.

Pepperdine (7-5) came back to tie and took the lead for good 63-62 when Atif Russell made a layup and a free throw at the 3:25 mark. Pepperdine then closed with a 13-2 run for the victory.

The Waves missed all seven 3-point attempts but outscored the Huskies 52-20 in the paint. Pepperdine also controlled the boards, pulling down 41 rebounds to 33 for Houston Baptist.

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