MALIBU, Calif. -- Stacy Davis had his third double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Pepperdine overcame a 12-point deficit early in the second half for a 54-47 victory over Portland on Saturday night.
The key sequence for the Waves (9-6, 1-1 West Coast) was a 12-0 run that enabled them to tie the game at 39 with slightly less than 9 minutes left in the game. Freshman walk-on guard Austin Mills led the charge by scoring the first seven of those points.
Jordan Baker had 10 points and nine rebounds for Pepperdine.
Portland had a 43-38 rebounding advantage.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.