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.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|