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.
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Northwestern has never made the NCAA tournament, but the Wildcats' upward trajectory suggests 2016-17 could finally be the season it happens.
Dillon Brooks, who led Oregon with 16.7 points per game last season, and Tyler Dorsey will opt out of the NBA draft process and return to the Ducks, sources told ESPN.